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Norris, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Norris had a population of 1,493 as of July 1, 2015. Norris ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Norris is located at latitude 36.208 and longitude -84.0625 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norris (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Norris (GNIS ID: 2404388) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Norris is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norris population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Norris, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,493
Population in Households 1,468
Population in Familes 1,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 208
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 673
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $173,214
Average Home Value $221,191


Median Household Income $50,364
Average Household Income $52,340
Per Capita Income $23,725
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.12%
Households 0.11% 0.15%
Families -0.41% -0.05%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Norris, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norris to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 236 45th
Population Density1 # 348 19th
Diversity Index2 # 402 6th
Median Household Income # 91 79th
Per Capita Income # 104 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.