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Dodson Branch, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Dodson Branch Census Designated Place had a population of 1,060 as of July 1, 2016. Dodson Branch 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 Dodson Branch is located at latitude 36.3149 and longitude -85.5322 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Dodson Branch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Dodson Branch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586048) 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 Dodson Branch Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dodson Branch 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 Dodson Branch: Dotson Branch.

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


Total Population 1,060
Population in Households 1,060
Population in Familes 873
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 95
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 282
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 469 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $122,989
Average Home Value $135,262


Median Household Income $34,897
Average Household Income $41,522
Per Capita Income $16,123
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.19%
Households -0.35% -0.25%
Families -0.56% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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.

Dodson Branch, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dodson Branch 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 # 275 36th
Population Density1 # 406 5th
Diversity Index2 # 347 20th
Median Household Income # 282 34th
Per Capita Income # 398 7th

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