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The Roan Mountain Census Designated Place had a population of 1,390 as of July 1, 2016. Roan Mountain 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 Roan Mountain is located at latitude 36.1867 and longitude -82.0705 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Roan Mountain Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,579 feet.

The Roan Mountain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403483) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Roan Mountain Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carter County.

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

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


Total Population 1,390
Population in Households 1,302
Population in Familes 1,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 88
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 506
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 375 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $88,333
Average Home Value $127,992


Median Household Income $29,924
Average Household Income $36,409
Per Capita Income $16,221
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.16%
Households 0.48% 0.2%
Families 0.09% 0.06%
Median Household Income   -1.25%
Per Capita Income   0.44%
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.

Roan Mountain, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roan Mountain 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 # 245 43rd
Population Density1 # 348 19th
Diversity Index2 # 372 14th
Median Household Income # 364 15th
Per Capita Income # 391 9th

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