Jefferson County TN Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 53,878
Population in Households 52,151
Population in Familes 43,431
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,727
Population Density1 197
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 20,558
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 14,647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,897 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,661 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,022 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $143,647
Average Home Value $197,060


Median Household Income $39,394
Average Household Income $53,210
Per Capita Income $21,075
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.73%
Households 0.55% 0.63%
Families 0.38% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.


Jefferson County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 29 71st
Population Density1 # 17 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 54 44th
Median Household Income # 41 58th
Per Capita Income # 44 55th

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