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Spurgeon, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Spurgeon Census Designated Place had a population of 3,985 as of July 1, 2016. Spurgeon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spurgeon is located at latitude 36.4444 and longitude -82.4613 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Spurgeon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,414 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Spurgeon Census Designated Place are located in Washington County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Sullivan County.

The Spurgeon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Spurgeon Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spurgeon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,985
Population in Households 3,985
Population in Familes 3,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 972
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,767
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,175 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 592 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $149,434
Average Home Value $168,186


Median Household Income $42,147
Average Household Income $53,322
Per Capita Income $23,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.24%
Households 0.39% 0.38%
Families 0.5% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

Spurgeon, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spurgeon 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 # 131 70th
Population Density1 # 81 81st
Diversity Index2 # 287 33rd
Median Household Income # 150 65th
Per Capita Income # 126 71st

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