Falling Water, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Falling Water, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Falling Water Census Designated Place had a population of 1,283 as of July 1, 2016. Falling Water ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Falling Water is located at latitude 35.1962 and longitude -85.2604 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Falling Water Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Falling Water Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584579) 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 Falling Water Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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


Total Population 1,283
Population in Households 1,283
Population in Familes 1,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 242
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 360
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $157,447
Average Home Value $220,658


Median Household Income $51,756
Average Household Income $63,791
Per Capita Income $26,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.74%
Households 0.54% 0.65%
Families -0.78% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Falling Water, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falling Water 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 # 256 40th
Population Density1 # 330 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 353 18th
Median Household Income # 65 85th
Per Capita Income # 70 84th

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