Carter County TN Information


Carter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 57,547
Population in Households 56,109
Population in Familes 45,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,438
Population Density1 169
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 24,505
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 16,103
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,553 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,952 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,862 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $103,115
Average Home Value $140,740


Median Household Income $31,685
Average Household Income $43,588
Per Capita Income $19,281
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.07%
Households 0.2% 0.02%
Families 0.0% -0.1%
Median Household Income   -0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.


Carter County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents 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 # 25 75th
Population Density1 # 20 80th
Diversity Index2 # 82 15th
Median Household Income # 86 11th
Per Capita Income # 65 33rd

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