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Dowelltown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Dowelltown had a population of 379 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dowelltown is located at latitude 36.0122 and longitude -85.9423 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dowelltown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 577 feet.

The Town of Dowelltown (GNIS ID: 2406392) 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 Dowelltown is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

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


Total Population 379
Population in Households 375
Population in Familes 308
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 483
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $96,739
Average Home Value $159,211


Median Household Income $30,709
Average Household Income $46,876
Per Capita Income $18,459
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.08%
Households 1.07% 1.01%
Families 2.6% 0.91%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Dowelltown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dowelltown 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 # 380 11th
Population Density1 # 222 48th
Diversity Index2 # 121 72nd
Median Household Income # 352 18th
Per Capita Income # 318 26th

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