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Rutledge, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Rutledge had a population of 1,250 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rutledge is located at latitude 36.2904 and longitude -83.5097 in Grainger County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rutledge (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grainger County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The Town of Rutledge (GNIS ID: 2407264) 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 Town of Rutledge is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grainger County.

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


Total Population 1,250
Population in Households 1,198
Population in Familes 961
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 266
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 515
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $100,362
Average Home Value $155,821


Median Household Income $27,683
Average Household Income $41,321
Per Capita Income $17,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.74% 1.22%
Households 2.11% 1.47%
Families 3.93% 1.33%
Median Household Income   -0.9%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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.

Rutledge, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutledge 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 # 261 39th
Population Density1 # 318 26th
Diversity Index2 # 228 47th
Median Household Income # 394 8th
Per Capita Income # 330 23rd

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