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Tazewell, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Tazewell is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Claiborne County at latitude 36.4627 and longitude -83.5658. Claiborne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Tazewell, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tazewell, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tazewell indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Tazewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,208
Population in Households 2,083
Population in Familes 1,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density1 499
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 949
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 576
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 391 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $120,611
Average Home Value $138,530


Median Household Income $24,597
Average Household Income $36,037
Per Capita Income $15,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.25%
Households 0.05% -0.23%
Families -0.72% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.


Tazewell, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tazewell 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 # 188 56th
Population Density1 # 217 50th
Diversity Index2 # 338 21st
Median Household Income # 417 3rd
Per Capita Income # 395 8th

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