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Riceville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Riceville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Riceville Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in McMinn County at latitude 35.3848 and longitude -84.693. McMinn County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Riceville Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Riceville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 691
Population in Households 687
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 317
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $144,767
Average Home Value $163,801


Median Household Income $44,765
Average Household Income $57,186
Per Capita Income $22,281
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.73% 0.4%
Households 0.78% 0.36%
Families 1.79% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.


Riceville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riceville to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 320 25th
Population Density1 # 295 31st
Diversity Index2 # 240 45th
Median Household Income # 106 75th
Per Capita Income # 126 71st

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