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Sewanee, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Sewanee is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Sewanee Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Franklin County at latitude 35.2031 and longitude -85.9211. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,929 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Sewanee Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sewanee: University, University Place.

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


Total Population 2,397
Population in Households 1,199
Population in Familes 964
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,198
Population Density1 617
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $223,770
Average Home Value $242,581


Median Household Income $59,818
Average Household Income $77,888
Per Capita Income $20,034
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.86% 0.64%
Households 2.04% 1.35%
Families 2.66% 1.16%
Median Household Income   4.72%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
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.


Sewanee, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sewanee 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 # 174 59th
Population Density1 # 169 61st
Diversity Index2 # 164 62nd
Median Household Income # 37 92nd
Per Capita Income # 197 54th

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