Sewanee, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sewanee, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Sewanee Census Designated Place had a population of 2,385 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Sewanee is located at latitude 35.1979 and longitude -85.9215 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Sewanee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,929 feet.

The Sewanee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402841) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sewanee Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sewanee 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 Sewanee: University, University Place.

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


Total Population 2,385
Population in Households 1,187
Population in Familes 954
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,198
Population Density1 614
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $264,286
Average Home Value $279,330


Median Household Income $59,116
Average Household Income $78,912
Per Capita Income $20,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.47%
Households 1.6% 1.11%
Families 2.15% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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, 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 # 177 59th
Population Density1 # 171 60th
Diversity Index2 # 164 62nd
Median Household Income # 38 91st
Per Capita Income # 212 51st

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