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The Town of Greeneville had a population of 15,325 as of July 1, 2016. Greeneville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greeneville is located at latitude 36.168 and longitude -82.8197 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Greeneville (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,519 feet.

The Town of Greeneville (GNIS ID: 2406613) 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 Greeneville is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greeneville 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 Greeneville: Greenville.

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


Total Population 15,325
Population in Households 14,504
Population in Familes 11,103
Population in Group Qrtrs 821
Population Density1 901
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 6,578
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,895
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,766 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,812 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,018 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $126,471
Average Home Value $153,974


Median Household Income $34,977
Average Household Income $49,882
Per Capita Income $22,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.15%
Households 0.25% 0.13%
Families 0.21% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Greeneville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greeneville 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 # 38 91st
Population Density1 # 94 78th
Diversity Index2 # 126 71st
Median Household Income # 281 34th
Per Capita Income # 159 63rd

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