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The Coalfield Census Designated Place had a population of 2,492 as of July 1, 2016. Coalfield ranks in the lower 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 Coalfield is located at latitude 36.0228 and longitude -84.4425 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the Coalfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The Coalfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586046) 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 Coalfield Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morgan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coalfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coalfield: Rio, Ruffners Station.

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


Total Population 2,492
Population in Households 2,492
Population in Familes 2,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 939
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 691
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 712 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $94,907
Average Home Value $121,313


Median Household Income $50,097
Average Household Income $58,849
Per Capita Income $22,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.24%
Households -0.03% 0.09%
Families -0.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Coalfield, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coalfield 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 # 169 61st
Population Density1 # 403 6th
Diversity Index2 # 409 4th
Median Household Income # 84 81st
Per Capita Income # 141 67th

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