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Norris, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Norris had a population of 1,613 as of July 1, 2017. Norris ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Norris is located at latitude 36.208 and longitude -84.0625 in Anderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norris (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Norris (GNIS ID: 2404388) 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 City of Norris is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norris population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Norris, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,613
Daytime Population: Workers 886
Daytime Population: Residents 879
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,765
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 1,585
Population in Familes 1,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 217
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $55,123
Average Household Income $74,418
Per Capita Income $32,812


Total Housing Units 749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $237,346
Average Home Value $261,587


Total Households 674
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% 0.25%
Households 0.04% 0.09%
Families -0.36% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Norris, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norris to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 223 48th
Population Density # 341 20th
Diversity Index # 396 7th
Median Household Income # 58 87th
Per Capita Income # 32 93rd

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