Madisonville, Tennessee

By | May 10, 2023

According to allcitycodes, Madisonville, Tennessee is a city located in the Appalachian region of East Tennessee. According to the most recent census, the population of Madisonville is 8,000 people. Geographically, Madisonville is situated in a valley surrounded by low hills and mountains. The climate in Madisonville is generally mild with four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and humid while winters are cool and occasionally cold.

The history of Madisonville dates back to the early 1800s when settlers began arriving in the area. In 1819, the city was officially established by an act of the state legislature. Politically, Madisonville is governed by a mayor-council form of government with seven members on its city council. The economy of Madisonville is mainly driven by agriculture and small businesses that support local farming operations.

Madisonville has two public schools: one elementary school and one middle school. Both schools offer a comprehensive educational program that emphasizes academic excellence as well as extracurricular activities such as sports teams, clubs, and student organizations. There are also several private schools in town for those who wish to take advantage of them.

When it comes to landmarks, Madisonville has plenty to offer visitors and residents alike. One popular landmark is Fort Union National Historic Site which marks the site where Union troops constructed an earthen fort during the Civil War in 1863-1864; another is Laurel Lake Park which offers scenic views from atop its 500-foot hill overlooking miles of rolling hillsides; finally there’s Harmon’s Cave which contains some of the oldest cave formations in North America estimated to be over 400 million years old!

Population: 3,939. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,352 (+10.5% change)
Males: 1,863 (47.3%), Females: 2,076 (52.7%)

Monroe County

Zip code: 37354

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $29,250
Median house value: $76,300

Races in Madisonville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Black (4.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (27.7%), Irish (9.7%), German (6.4%), English (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), Dutch (2.0%).

Elevation: 968 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles


Madisonville is a small town located in Monroe County, Tennessee. It has a population of approximately 4,000 people, according to the 2010 census. The median age of the population is 38 years old, with the majority being between 25 and 44 years old. The majority of the population is white (89.7%), with African Americans making up 5.2% and Hispanics making up 2%. The median household income is $39,842, which is slightly lower than the state average. The unemployment rate in Madisonville stands at 8%, which is higher than the national average. The majority of residents are employed in either manufacturing or retail trade industries. Madisonville also has a small but vibrant business district with several shops and restaurants that attract visitors from surrounding areas as well as tourists from out of town. Education levels are slightly below average for Tennessee as a whole, but there are several local schools and colleges in the area that offer educational opportunities for those interested in furthering their education. Madisonville also offers plenty of recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, camping and boating on nearby Cherokee Lake.

For population 25 years and over in Madisonville

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Madisonville town

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +663 (+20.2%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Madisonville:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Madisonville:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 33 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 67 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 98 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)

Other public-use airports nearest to Madisonville:

  • MONROE COUNTY (about 1 miles; MADISONVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: MNV)
  • MCMINN COUNTY (about 17 miles; ATHENS, TN; Abbreviation: MMI)
  • CHILHOWEE (about 26 miles; BENTON, TN; Abbreviation: 92A)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Madisonville:

  • HIWASSEE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 319; Location: 225 HIWASSEE COLLEGE DRIVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Madisonville:

  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 43 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 73 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)


Public high school in Madisonville:

  • SEQUOYAH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 887; Location: 3128 HWY 411; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Madisonville:

  • MONROE COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEM (Students: 100; Location: 446 ISBILL ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Madisonville:

  • MADISONVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 175 OAK GROVE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MADISONVILLE PRIMARY (Students: 463; Location: 268 WARREN ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • MADISONVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 458; Location: 1000 GREEN RD; Grades: 03 – 05)


Library in Madisonville:

  • MADISONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $41,822; Location: 305 E COLLEGE ST.; 14,754 books; 237 audio materials; 499 video materials; 7 serial subscriptions)

Madisonville, Tennessee