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South Cleveland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The South Cleveland Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Bradley County at latitude 35.1098 and longitude -84.9096. Bradley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

The formal official name is the South Cleveland Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as South Cleveland, Tennessee.

The U5 Census Class Code for South Cleveland indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the South Cleveland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Cleveland: Cleveland South.

South Cleveland Census Designated Place, TN Boundary Map


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


Total Population 6,943
Population in Households 6,943
Population in Familes 5,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,575
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 1,944
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,933 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $91,952
Average Home Value $110,057


Median Household Income $36,000
Average Household Income $46,248
Per Capita Income $17,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.31%
Households 0.11% 0.29%
Families -0.25% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.


South Cleveland, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Cleveland 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 # 85 80th
Population Density1 # 222 48th
Diversity Index2 # 162 62nd
Median Household Income # 246 43rd
Per Capita Income # 327 24th

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