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 (Hwys. 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 is the county seat for Cumberland County and was incorporated in 1901. It has an elevation of 1854’ and is located at N35° 57.15’ and W85° 01.53’, and is located in the central time zone. Two additional incorporated cities, Crab Orchard and Pleasant Hill also lie within Cumberland County. 


City of Crossville

Cumberland County


2010 (Census) 10,341 56,053
2020 Population 11,414 61,655
2020 Median Age 40.3 51.5
2025 Population Projection 11,962 64,792
Annual Growth Rate ('19-'24 Projected) 0.94% 1.0%

Source: ESRI


Annual Average Temperature 55.85° F
Annual High Temperature 65.6° F
Average Low Temperature 46.1°
Annual Average Precipitation 55.08"
Annual Average Snowfall 10"
Prevailing Winds South-Southwest
Mean Length of Freeze-Free Period (days) 180-220


Property Taxes (2020)CITYCOUNTY
Rate per $100 value $0.5905 $1.5653
Ratio AssessmentCITYCOUNTY
Residential and Farm 25% 40%
Commercial/Industrial 40% 40%
Personal (Equipment) 30% 30%
Local AssessmentCITYCOUNTY
Hotel-Motel Tax 0% 7.5%
Motor Vehicle Tax Rate $0.00
Total Assessment $454,610,913 $1,532,864,310


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 (FY2019)
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