TOWNSEND

Considered to be the peaceful side of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Welcome to Townsend

 
 
Townsend is considered to be the peaceful side of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Townsend is located in Blount County and is a spectacular part of the region. With a population of less than 1,000, Townsend lives a little larger than its size. It is closest to one of the more popular sites in the Smokies, the Cades Cove Loop Road, so there is plenty of outside traffic for local businesses. The Smokies are the only admission-free national park in the United States. This, and its proximity to the population makes it the most visited national park. But compared to the bustle of amusements in Pigeon Forge, Townsend offers everything you can imagine for a quiet, natural environment that encourages quality family adventures and relaxation. It is quaint and reminiscent of times when families had summer camps in the mountains for recharging.
 
The Little River flows through the town and into the mountains and offers rafting, canoeing, and fishing activities. The Townsend bike trail is a 5-mile loop through town that is perfect for cyclists, joggers, and explorers.
 
For housing, Townsend has a little bit of everything. There are beautiful homes nestled in the mountains, traditional log cabins, turn-key second homes, and rental properties for visitors to the area.
 
Townsend City Schools are part of the Blount County Schools District. With the majority of children attend Townsend Elementary and Heritage Middle and High Schools.
 
Come for a visit and you’ll want to search for a place to call home, Townsend makes you feel like you got away from the hustle and bustle of life.
 

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Overview for TOWNSEND, TN

597 people live in TOWNSEND, where the median age is 62.1 and the average individual income is $32,959. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

597

Total Population

62.1 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$32,959

Average individual Income

Around TOWNSEND, TN

There's plenty to do around TOWNSEND, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

25
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
16
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Amico Delicatessen, Townsend Visitor Center, and Harper Brothers General Merchandise Store.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.44 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.9 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.28 miles 24 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.7 miles 33 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.24 miles 33 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for TOWNSEND, TN

TOWNSEND has 278 households, with an average household size of 2.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in TOWNSEND do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 597 people call TOWNSEND home. The population density is 299.61 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

597

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

62.1

Median Age

52.26 / 47.74%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
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278

Total Households

2.15

Average Household Size

$32,959

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in TOWNSEND, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby TOWNSEND. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
Grades
School rating
Townsend Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5

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