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Monterey, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Monterey is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Monterey.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Putnam County at latitude 36.1476 and longitude -85.2683. Putnam County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,883 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Monterey (see map) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,961
Population in Households 2,898
Population in Familes 2,442
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density1 971
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,084
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 761
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 648 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 436 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $98,472
Average Home Value $141,242


Median Household Income $26,687
Average Household Income $37,143
Per Capita Income $14,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.9% 0.87%
Households 0.93% 0.85%
Families 2.23% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.


Monterey, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monterey 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 # 149 65th
Population Density1 # 84 81st
Diversity Index2 # 54 88th
Median Household Income # 402 6th
Per Capita Income # 413 4th

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