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Townsend, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Townsend is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Blount County at latitude 35.6758 and longitude -83.7525. Blount County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Townsend, but most people and references simply refer to it as Townsend, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Townsend indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Townsend, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 469
Population in Households 469
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 217
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (39.0%)
Median Home Value $185,000
Average Home Value $213,304


Median Household Income $39,887
Average Household Income $55,333
Per Capita Income $24,985
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.08% 1.0%
Households 1.08% 1.04%
Families 3.4% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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, 2014 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 # 344 20th
Diversity Index2 # 330 23rd
Median Household Income # 174 60th
Per Capita Income # 73 83rd

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