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Townsend, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Townsend had a population of 474 as of July 1, 2015. Townsend 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 Townsend is located at latitude 35.6758 and longitude -83.7525 in Blount County. The formal boundaries for the City of Townsend (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blount County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Townsend (GNIS ID: 2405597) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Townsend 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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Townsend, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 474
Population in Households 474
Population in Familes 380
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 219
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (39.0%)
Median Home Value $185,185
Average Home Value $205,523


Median Household Income $42,321
Average Household Income $59,686
Per Capita Income $26,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.15%
Households 1.04% 1.12%
Families 2.87% 1.03%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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.


Townsend, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend 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 # 359 16th
Population Density1 # 342 20th
Diversity Index2 # 323 24th
Median Household Income # 154 64th
Per Capita Income # 53 88th

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