Summertown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Summertown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Summertown Census Designated Place had a population of 853 as of July 1, 2016. Summertown 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 Summertown is located at latitude 35.4344 and longitude -87.3085 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Summertown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 991 feet.

The Summertown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586082) 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 Summertown Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

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


Total Population 853
Population in Households 851
Population in Familes 744
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 424
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 306
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $123,214
Average Home Value $155,967


Median Household Income $42,800
Average Household Income $52,010
Per Capita Income $18,459
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.14%
Households -0.31% -0.26%
Families -0.92% -0.34%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

Summertown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summertown 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 # 302 30th
Population Density1 # 249 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 360 16th
Median Household Income # 143 67th
Per Capita Income # 317 26th

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