LaFollette, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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LaFollette, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of La Follette had a population of 7,424 as of July 1, 2017. LaFollette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 LaFollette is located at latitude 36.3719 and longitude -84.1253 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Follette (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of La Follette (GNIS ID: 2404847) 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 La Follette is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Campbell County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for LaFollette: Big Creek Gap.

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


Total Population 7,424
Daytime Population: Workers 4,299
Daytime Population: Residents 5,259
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 7,236
Population in Familes 5,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density2 1,512
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $26,391
Average Household Income $39,150
Per Capita Income $16,492


Total Housing Units 3,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,517 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,555 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 632 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $86,449
Average Home Value $104,502


Total Households 3,072
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,920
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 -0.06% -0.34%
Households -0.11% -0.33%
Families 0.59% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

LaFollette, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares LaFollette 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 # 80 81st
Population Density # 21 95th
Diversity Index # 342 20th
Median Household Income # 410 4th
Per Capita Income # 403 6th

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