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Atoka, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Atoka had a population of 9,208 as of July 1, 2016. Atoka ranks in the upper 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 Atoka is located at latitude 35.4259 and longitude -89.7844 in Tipton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Atoka (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Tipton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Town of Atoka (GNIS ID: 2405181) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Atoka is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tipton County.

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


Total Population 9,208
Population in Households 9,208
Population in Familes 8,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 746
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 2,936
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 2,508
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,527 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 408 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $193,700
Average Home Value $211,274


Median Household Income $79,369
Average Household Income $83,703
Per Capita Income $27,016
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.5% 1.05%
Households 1.34% 0.94%
Families 1.2% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Atoka, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atoka 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 # 64 85th
Population Density1 # 140 67th
Diversity Index2 # 110 75th
Median Household Income # 18 96th
Per Capita Income # 59 86th

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