Whitwell, TN 37397 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 37397: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Whitwell, TN 37397

Acceptable Alternative
Powells Crossroads, TN 37397
Powells Xroad, TN 37397

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 130
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,911
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Sequatchie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.199, Longitude -85.514
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 37397 has segments in 2 Counties (Marion, Sequatchie).

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Whitwell, TN 37397 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,355
Population in Households 10,316
Population in Familes 8,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 75
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 4,086
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,932
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,125 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 961 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 592 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $114,144
Average Home Value $158,304


Median Household Income $40,779
Average Household Income $53,155
Per Capita Income $21,090
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.63%
Households 0.62% 0.64%
Families 0.44% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

Whitwell, TN 37397 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 37397 to the other 615 ZIP Codes 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 # 197 68th
Population Density1 # 315 49th
Diversity Index2 # 525 15th
Median Household Income # 253 59th
Per Capita Income # 293 53rd

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