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Gainesboro, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Gainesboro had a population of 993 as of July 1, 2016. Gainesboro ranks in 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 Gainesboro is located at latitude 36.3633 and longitude -85.6486 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gainesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 574 feet.

The Town of Gainesboro (GNIS ID: 2406536) 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 Gainesboro is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gainesboro 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 Gainesboro: Gainesborough, Gainsboro.

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


Total Population 993
Population in Households 946
Population in Familes 733
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 642
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 392
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $99,405
Average Home Value $126,389


Median Household Income $30,605
Average Household Income $42,872
Per Capita Income $18,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.22%
Households 0.37% 0.15%
Families 3.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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.

Gainesboro, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesboro 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 # 280 35th
Population Density1 # 166 61st
Diversity Index2 # 382 11th
Median Household Income # 354 17th
Per Capita Income # 309 28th

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