Sewanee is located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee and is one of Franklin County. The place is V.A. because of its university ( University of the South ) is known at the present 1,500 students are enrolled.
In 2000 the population of 2,361 was Sewanee, the community area is 12.0 km ². The town is located on the Cumberland Plateau about 20 km north of the border with Alabama. The exact geographical location is 35 ° 12'4 "North, 85 ° 55'17 " West, a little southeast of the Tims Ford Lakes on Highway 41 from Monteagle to Fayetteville. Nearest train stop is Cowan, 5 km to the west, along the route Nashville Scottsboro.
The population consists of 93 % White and 5% of people of African-American origin. The average annual income is $ 16,484 per person or $ 55,625 per household, with 3.3% living below the poverty line.
Given the local university puzzled the high level of education of the local population does not: Of the over 25 year olds, 72% have at least a bachelor 's degree, 48% graduated. 59% of employees work in the field of education, health and social services, 16% in arts, entertainment, leisure and gastronomy. The crime rate is only about one-third of the U.S. average; register with car theft and personal injury, the authorities usually depending only about one case per year.
The weather is more temperate, the warmest month is July with 24 ° C, the coldest month is January with 2 ° C.
The nearest major hospital is located in Winchester (10 miles )
The university is located in the town center. On the eastern edge is a airfield in the north, a small city park.