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Tellico Plains, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Tellico Plains had a population of 900 as of July 1, 2017. Tellico Plains 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 Tellico Plains is located at latitude 35.3657 and longitude -84.2975 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tellico Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

The Town of Tellico Plains (GNIS ID: 2406725) 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 Tellico Plains is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tellico Plains population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tellico Plains: Tallico Plains.

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Tellico Plains, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 900
Daytime Population: Workers 579
Daytime Population: Residents 559
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,138
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 899
Population in Familes 748
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $31,839
Average Household Income $43,852
Per Capita Income $17,829


Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $97,778
Average Home Value $154,136


Total Households 394
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 272
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.46%
Households 0.21% 0.4%
Families 1.8% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Tellico Plains, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tellico Plains to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 295 31st
Population Density # 235 45th
Diversity Index # 343 20th
Median Household Income # 362 15th
Per Capita Income # 368 14th

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