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Atoka, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Atoka is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tipton County at latitude 35.4259 and longitude -89.7844. Tipton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Atoka 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 Town of Atoka (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 9,007
Population in Households 9,007
Population in Familes 8,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 731
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 2,895
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 2,476
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,496 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 399 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $195,917
Average Home Value $204,006


Median Household Income $79,488
Average Household Income $89,781
Per Capita Income $29,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.69% 1.09%
Households 1.65% 1.06%
Families 1.47% 0.97%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 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 # 63 86th
Population Density1 # 140 68th
Diversity Index2 # 110 75th
Median Household Income # 18 96th
Per Capita Income # 38 91st

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