Hamilton County TN Information


Hamilton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 357,438
Population in Households 347,140
Population in Familes 274,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,298
Population Density1 659
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 143,884
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 91,565
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 159,759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87,576 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,308 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,875 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $171,717
Average Home Value $220,330


Median Household Income $47,081
Average Household Income $67,531
Per Capita Income $27,869
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 0.92%
Households 0.82% 0.85%
Families 0.61% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.


Hamilton County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents 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 # 4 97th
Population Density1 # 4 97th
Diversity Index2 # 11 89th
Median Household Income # 15 85th
Per Capita Income # 8 93rd

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