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Signal Mountain, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Signal Mountain had a population of 8,443 as of July 1, 2016. Signal Mountain ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Signal Mountain is located at latitude 35.1439 and longitude -85.3415 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Signal Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,703 feet.

The Town of Signal Mountain (GNIS ID: 2407335) 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 Signal Mountain is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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


Total Population 8,443
Population in Households 8,327
Population in Familes 7,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 1,009
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 3,261
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,401
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,596 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 664 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $309,503
Average Home Value $357,846


Median Household Income $86,895
Average Household Income $121,237
Per Capita Income $47,561
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.52%
Households 0.34% 0.52%
Families 0.09% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Signal Mountain, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Signal Mountain 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 # 70 84th
Population Density1 # 69 84th
Diversity Index2 # 359 16th
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 8 98th

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