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Kingston, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Kingston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Roane County at latitude 35.8726 and longitude -84.5044. Roane County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Kingston 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 Kingston (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 5,807
Population in Households 5,654
Population in Familes 4,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density1 818
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,502
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,594
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,648 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 854 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $156,188
Average Home Value $224,151


Median Household Income $47,858
Average Household Income $59,053
Per Capita Income $25,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.51% -0.47%
Households -0.5% -0.51%
Families -0.47% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.


Kingston, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston 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 # 99 77th
Population Density1 # 118 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 212 51st
Median Household Income # 89 79th
Per Capita Income # 58 87th

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