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Sunbright, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The City of Sunbright had a population of 584 as of July 1, 2016. Sunbright 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 Sunbright is located at latitude 36.2433 and longitude -84.6807 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sunbright (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

The City of Sunbright (GNIS ID: 2405547) 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 Sunbright is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morgan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunbright 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 Sunbright: Pine Knot, Pine Top, Stapleton.

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


Total Population 584
Population in Households 584
Population in Familes 481
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 155
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $98,837
Average Home Value $139,412


Median Household Income $37,205
Average Household Income $47,580
Per Capita Income $18,589
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.81%
Households 0.65% 0.7%
Families 0.2% 0.5%
Median Household Income   -1.42%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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.

Sunbright, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunbright 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 # 336 22nd
Population Density1 # 376 12th
Diversity Index2 # 387 9th
Median Household Income # 233 46th
Per Capita Income # 308 28th

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