Jellico, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Jellico, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Jellico had a population of 2,153 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Jellico is located at latitude 36.5649 and longitude -84.1225 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jellico (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 978 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Jellico are located in Campbell County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Whitley County.

The City of Jellico (GNIS ID: 2404800) 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 Jellico is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Campbell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jellico population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jellico: Smithburg.

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Jellico, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,153
Population in Households 2,096
Population in Familes 1,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 342
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $26,617
Average Household Income $38,789
Per Capita Income $17,907


Total Housing Units 1,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 529 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 418 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $76,815
Average Home Value $105,529


Total Households 947
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 556
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -1.08% -0.75%
Households -0.98% -0.73%
Families -0.92% -0.88%
Median Household Income   4.87%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Jellico, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jellico to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 191 56th
Population Density # 278 35th
Diversity Index # 261 39th
Median Household Income # 415 3rd
Per Capita Income # 386 10th

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