Crab Orchard, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Crab Orchard, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Crab Orchard had a population of 766 as of July 1, 2016. Crab Orchard 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 Crab Orchard is located at latitude 35.9065 and longitude -84.8841 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crab Orchard (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,676 feet.

The City of Crab Orchard (GNIS ID: 2404144) 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 Crab Orchard is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

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


Total Population 766
Population in Households 766
Population in Familes 637
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 321
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 226
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $127,220


Median Household Income $36,821
Average Household Income $47,547
Per Capita Income $19,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.36%
Households 0.46% 0.37%
Families 0.43% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Crab Orchard, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crab Orchard 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 # 306 29th
Population Density1 # 415 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 404 6th
Median Household Income # 237 45th
Per Capita Income # 257 40th

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