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Ducktown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Ducktown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 35.036 and longitude -84.3855. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,732 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ducktown, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ducktown, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ducktown indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ducktown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ducktown: Duck Town, Hiwassee.

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


Total Population 571
Population in Households 487
Population in Familes 378
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 217
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $63,679
Average Home Value $76,748


Median Household Income $19,170
Average Household Income $32,127
Per Capita Income $14,090
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.43% 2.72%
Households 5.33% 3.17%
Families 7.21% 2.96%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.17%
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.


Ducktown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ducktown 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 # 337 21st
Population Density1 # 342 20th
Diversity Index2 # 351 18th
Median Household Income # 427 0th
Per Capita Income # 415 3rd

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