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Cumberland Gap, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Cumberland Gap had a population of 728 as of July 1, 2016. Cumberland Gap ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cumberland Gap is located at latitude 36.5975 and longitude -83.6657 in Claiborne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cumberland Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Claiborne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,299 feet.

The Town of Cumberland Gap (GNIS ID: 2406347) 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 Town of Cumberland Gap is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Claiborne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cumberland Gap 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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Cumberland Gap, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 728
Population in Households 672
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 2,219
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 351
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $120,635
Average Home Value $138,647


Median Household Income $37,519
Average Household Income $48,926
Per Capita Income $22,450
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 6.4% 1.39%
Households 7.07% 1.65%
Families 23.75% 1.57%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   3.55%
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.

Cumberland Gap, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cumberland Gap 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 # 314 27th
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 279 35th
Median Household Income # 224 48th
Per Capita Income # 153 64th

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