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Decherd, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Decherd had a population of 2,480 as of July 1, 2016. Decherd ranks in 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 Decherd is located at latitude 35.2159 and longitude -86.0747 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Decherd (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Decherd (GNIS ID: 2404209) 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 Decherd is located within Commissioner District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Decherd population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Decherd: Dechard.

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Decherd, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,480
Population in Households 2,479
Population in Familes 1,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 516
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,040
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 667
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 469 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $91,827
Average Home Value $103,860


Median Household Income $27,074
Average Household Income $38,233
Per Capita Income $16,288
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.56%
Households 0.99% 0.72%
Families 0.56% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Decherd, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Decherd 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 # 171 60th
Population Density1 # 213 50th
Diversity Index2 # 97 78th
Median Household Income # 399 7th
Per Capita Income # 389 9th

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