Williston, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Williston, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Williston had a population of 398 as of July 1, 2015. Williston 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 Williston is located at latitude 35.1582 and longitude -89.3755 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Williston (GNIS ID: 2405751) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williston: Walker Station, Willis Station.

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Williston, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 398
Population in Households 398
Population in Familes 353
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 246
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $126,000
Average Home Value $169,492


Median Household Income $52,000
Average Household Income $62,745
Per Capita Income $24,013
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.25%
Households 0.38% 0.26%
Families 1.18% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.7%
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.

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Williston, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williston to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 376 12th
Population Density1 # 330 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 73 83rd
Median Household Income # 79 82nd
Per Capita Income # 95 78th

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