Zip Code 37879 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTazewell
Zip Code StateTennessee
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Claiborne
Secondary County: Hancock
Area Code423
Current Population:10634
Racial Majority:White 96.85%
Public School Racial Majority:White 97%
Unemployment Rate:5.0%
Median Household Income$27476
Average Adjusted Gross Income$42480
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time23.3 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range1194 - 1683 ft.
Area151 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.48084000, -83.49281300

Zip Code 37879 Description

Zip Code 37879 is located in the state of Tennessee in the Knoxville metro area. Zip code 37879 is primarily located in Claiborne County. Portions of 37879 are also located in Hancock County. The official US Postal Service name for 37879 is TAZEWELL, Tennessee. Portions of zip code 37879 are contained within or border the city limits of Tazewell, TN, New Tazewell, TN, . The area code for zip code 37879 is 423. 37879 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Tennessee.

The current unemployment level in 37879 is 5.0% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.0% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.7%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 37879 increased to 10634 from 9771 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 37879 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 37879 public schools is White. 71.9% of students in 37879 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 10571 96.85% 10299 +3%
 Black Or African American 67 0.61% 104 -36%
 Hispanic 162 1.48% 71 +128%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 24 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 25 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 4 0% 4 -100%
 Two Or More Races 107 1.05% 107 +7%

Zip Code 37879 Race/Ethnicity

 White 97%
 Black Or African American 0.3%
 Hispanic 1.2%
 Asian 0.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 1.3%

Zip Code 37879 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population106349771
Male Population49.30%
Female Population50.70%
Total Households4357
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$27476
Income Under $50K Per Year75.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year19.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year4.90%
37879 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Tennessee District 2Tim BurchettRepublican
Tennessee District 1Phil RoeRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$159600
Average Real Estate Sale Price$71824
Current Unemployment Level 5.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 67f - Southern Limestone/Dolomite Valleys and Low Rolling Hills
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 37879 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)23253239505863625541332642
Avg Max Temp (°F)44495867758386858069584867
Avg Precip (In.)4.944.255.184.435.214.194.573.863.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
Related Maps: Tennessee Time Zone Map