Rhea County TN Information


Rhea County Subdivisions

Rhea County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 33,524
Population in Households 32,600
Population in Familes 27,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 924
Population Density1 106
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 12,882
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 9,044
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,693 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,189 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,296 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $126,582
Average Home Value $171,716


Median Household Income $36,779
Average Household Income $47,693
Per Capita Income $18,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.01%
Households 0.92% 0.98%
Families 0.79% 0.89%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.


Rhea County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rhea County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 45 54th
Population Density1 # 31 68th
Diversity Index2 # 43 56th
Median Household Income # 58 40th
Per Capita Income # 68 29th

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