Unicoi, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Unicoi, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Unicoi had a population of 3,633 as of July 1, 2016. Unicoi ranks in the lower 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 Unicoi is located at latitude 36.2217 and longitude -82.329 in Unicoi County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Unicoi (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Unicoi County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,923 feet.

The Town of Unicoi (GNIS ID: 2406775) 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 Unicoi is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Unicoi County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Unicoi: Greasy Cove, Head of the Big Lane, Limonite, North Erwin, Swingleville, Unicoi City.

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


Total Population 3,633
Population in Households 3,633
Population in Familes 3,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,520
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,081
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,092 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 428 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $165,745
Average Home Value $175,869


Median Household Income $48,862
Average Household Income $62,934
Per Capita Income $26,364
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.17%
Households 0.11% -0.08%
Families -0.07% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Unicoi, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Unicoi 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 # 136 68th
Population Density1 # 340 21st
Diversity Index2 # 193 55th
Median Household Income # 88 80th
Per Capita Income # 66 85th

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