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Clarksville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Clarksville is the 5th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 152,964 as of July 1, 2016. Clarksville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Clarksville is located at latitude 36.5664 and longitude -87.3452 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarksville (see map below) encompass a land area of 98.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The City of Clarksville (GNIS ID: 2404061) 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 City of Clarksville is located within Commissioner District 14, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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


Total Population 152,964
Population in Households 150,109
Population in Familes 123,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,855
Population Density1 1,557
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 56,340
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 39,009
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62,900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,844 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,496 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,560 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $141,846
Average Home Value $160,757


Median Household Income $48,547
Average Household Income $59,224
Per Capita Income $22,096
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.26% 2.37%
Households 2.1% 2.28%
Families 1.98% 2.18%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Clarksville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarksville 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 # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 18 96th
Diversity Index2 # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 91 79th
Per Capita Income # 161 63rd

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