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Dowelltown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Dowelltown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in DeKalb County at latitude 36.0122 and longitude -85.9423. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 577 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Dowelltown 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 Dowelltown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 373
Population in Households 368
Population in Familes 303
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 475
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $83,854
Average Home Value $106,982


Median Household Income $32,600
Average Household Income $47,556
Per Capita Income $18,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.17% 1.15%
Households 1.11% 1.15%
Families 3.39% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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 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 # 380 11th
Population Density1 # 225 48th
Diversity Index2 # 119 72nd
Median Household Income # 310 28th
Per Capita Income # 271 37th

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