Walnut Hill, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Walnut Hill, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Walnut Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 2,510 as of July 1, 2016. Walnut Hill ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walnut Hill is located at latitude 36.5673 and longitude -82.2655 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the Walnut Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,608 feet.

The Walnut Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402981) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Walnut Hill Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sullivan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walnut Hill 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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Walnut Hill, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,510
Population in Households 2,460
Population in Familes 2,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density1 587
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,069
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 790 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $132,938
Average Home Value $158,956


Median Household Income $38,811
Average Household Income $55,595
Per Capita Income $23,967
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.6%
Households 0.72% 0.54%
Families -0.06% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Walnut Hill, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Hill 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 # 168 61st
Population Density1 # 185 57th
Diversity Index2 # 337 21st
Median Household Income # 197 54th
Per Capita Income # 114 74th

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