The Seymour area is one of the fastest growing areas in Tennessee. Sevier County had a population increase of 39.4% to 71,170 from 1990 to 2000, third only to Rutherford and Williamson, suburban counties of Nashville. Sevier County is projected to grow to approximately 100,000 people by the year 2020.
Seymour, an unincorporated town in the north of Sevier County is shown as having a population of 8,850 by the 2000 census. However, this designated area does not incorporate much of the area identified as the Seymour community. A better estimate includes voting districts 6-1, Seymour Intermediate School, 9-1, Seymour Primary School and 10-2, DuPont Community Center with a total population of 13,452.
Additional residents of Sevier County associated with Seymour are the other 2 voting districts in County Commission district 10 with a total of 3,694 as well as the easternmost 2 voting districts in Blount County, Oak View and Shooks Gap with a total of 6,502 and the southernmost 3 voting districts of Knox county, Bonny Kate, Gap Creek and Hopewell with a total of 11,449. Thus, the total population served by Seymour area businesses is 35,097. Another population area is the northernmost part of South Knoxville along the Seymour/South Knoxville corridor consisting of an additional 19,631 residents.
With a total of approximately 55,000 potential customers and rapid population growth, the Seymour area is a good place to locate a business.
Public Schools 2004-2005
Sevier County has 24 schools, all of which are SACS accredited, serving 13,505 students in K-12 classes. There are 867 teachers and 52 school administrators. The immediate Seymour area has a primary, a middle, an intermediate and a high school.
The Seymour High School, serving grades 9-12 has 1,105 students who have demonstrated academic achievement similar to the rest of the schools in Sevier County and somewhat higher achievement than the average in Tennessee. All academic areas show a high % proficiency and % advanced and have met all federal benchmarks for progress.
The Seymour Middle School, serving grades 6-8 has 890 students demonstrating similar academic achievement. All academic areas show a high % proficiency and % advanced and have met all federal benchmarks for progress.
The Seymour Intermediate School, serving grades 3-5 has 800 students. Academic achievement is slightly superior to both County and State averages with most academic areas showing a high % proficiency and % advanced and meeting all federal benchmarks for progress.
The Seymour Primary School, serving grades K-2 has 829 students. Most academic areas show a high % proficiency and % advanced and have met all federal benchmarks for progress.
All ratings of academic achievement in all Seymour schools are above the National mean percentile. All Seymour schools are in good standing, with superior attendance, very low dropout cohort, limited number of suspensions and almost no expulsions. Additional detailed data can be obtained by visiting pertinent web sites on the “Links of Interest” page.