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The City of Townsend had a population of 504 as of July 1, 2017. Townsend 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 Townsend is located at latitude 35.6758 and longitude -83.7525 in Blount County. The formal boundaries for the City of Townsend (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blount County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Townsend (GNIS ID: 2405597) 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 Townsend is located within Commissioner District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Blount County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Townsend 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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Townsend, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 504
Daytime Population: Workers 490
Daytime Population: Residents 280
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 770
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 504
Population in Familes 404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 233
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $43,997
Average Household Income $58,893
Per Capita Income $26,918


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (39.0%)
Median Home Value $195,000
Average Home Value $251,639


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 160
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 1.64% 1.5%
Households 1.47% 1.38%
Families 2.8% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Townsend, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend 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 # 350 18th
Population Density # 336 22nd
Diversity Index # 315 26th
Median Household Income # 153 64th
Per Capita Income # 84 81st

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