Small Town, Big Adventure

Cumberland County is situated atop the scenic Cumberland Plateau in east-central Tennessee. The county seat of Crossville developed due to the strategic location of the crossroads through which settlers in the 1800s moved through the mountains along the old roads (Highways. 127 & 70) to the north and south, and to the east and west. Crossville’s convenient location, 113 miles from Nashville, 70 miles from Knoxville, 80 miles from Chattanooga, mild climate and beautiful scenery have made it an ideal place to call home. 

Crossville was incorporated in 1901 and has an average elevation of 1,890 feet, though the highest point in Cumberland County is 3,048 feet atop Hinch Mountain (click here for a list of Cumberland County peaks). Located in the Central Time Zone, Crossville’s coordinates are N35° 57.15’ and W85° 01.53’. Two additional incorporated cities, Crab Orchard and Pleasant Hill also lie within Cumberland County. 


City of Crossville

Cumberland County


2020 (Census)12,07161,145
2022 Population12,29862,161
2022 Median Age41.252.7
2027 Population Projection12,66463,822
Annual Growth Rate ('22-'27) Projected0.59%0.53%

Source: ESRI


Annual Average Temperature55.85° F
Annual High Temperature65.6° F
Average Low Temperature46.1°
Annual Average Precipitation55.08"
Annual Average Snowfall10"
Prevailing WindsSouth-Southwest
Mean Length of Freeze-Free Period (days)180-220


Property Taxes (2020)CITYCOUNTY
Rate per $100 value$0.6059$1.135
Ratio AssessmentCITYCOUNTY
Residential and Farm 25%25%
Personal (Equipment) 30%30%
Local AssessmentCITYCOUNTY
Hotel-Motel Tax2%7.5%
Motor Vehicle Tax Rate$0.00
Total Assessment$458,924,185$1,581,804,656


Sales Tax
4% tax on food and food ingredients
7% on all other tangible personal property unless specifically exempted
Local Sales Tax Rate
Local and State Sales Tax Collected (FY2022)
Income Tax
Tennessee has no state income tax or capital gains tax.
Corporate Excise Tax: 6.65% of Tennessee taxable income
Franchise Tax: .25% of the greater of the Tennessee portion of net worth for the book value of real and tangible property in Tennessee. The minimum tax is $100.
Unemployment Tax: New employer's tax is typically 2.7% (based on occupation) of the first $7,000.

Source: Tennessee Department of Revenue