LaFollette, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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LaFollette, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of La Follette had a population of 7,455 as of July 1, 2016. LaFollette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 LaFollette is located at latitude 36.3719 and longitude -84.1253 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Follette (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of La Follette (GNIS ID: 2404847) 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 La Follette is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Campbell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with LaFollette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for LaFollette: Big Creek Gap.

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LaFollette, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,455
Population in Households 7,268
Population in Familes 5,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 1,519
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 3,090
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,933
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,501 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,588 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 618 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $80,900
Average Home Value $99,484


Median Household Income $25,128
Average Household Income $36,819
Per Capita Income $15,589
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.15%
Households -0.03% -0.17%
Families 0.79% -0.32%
Median Household Income   -1.83%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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.

LaFollette, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares LaFollette to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 80 81st
Population Density1 # 21 95th
Diversity Index2 # 336 21st
Median Household Income # 411 4th
Per Capita Income # 404 6th

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