Piperton, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Piperton, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Piperton had a population of 1,595 as of July 1, 2016. Piperton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Piperton is located at latitude 35.0528 and longitude -89.6096 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Piperton (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Piperton (GNIS ID: 2404527) 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 Piperton is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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


Total Population 1,595
Population in Households 1,595
Population in Familes 1,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 638
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 506
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $291,667
Average Home Value $382,953


Median Household Income $84,282
Average Household Income $112,587
Per Capita Income $45,122
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.59% 1.13%
Households 1.65% 1.25%
Families 1.54% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Piperton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Piperton 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 # 225 48th
Population Density1 # 418 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 70 84th
Median Household Income # 17 96th
Per Capita Income # 12 97th

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