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McKenzie, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of McKenzie had a population of 5,577 as of July 1, 2020. McKenzie ranks in the upper 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 McKenzie is located at latitude 36.1326 and longitude -88.5187 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of McKenzie encompass a land area of 6.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 492 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of McKenzie are located in Carroll County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Weakley County, and Henry County.

The City of McKenzie (GNIS ID: 2405052) 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 McKenzie is located within Commissioner District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McKenzie: Dundas, McKenzie Station.


McKenzie, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 5,577 (100%)
Population in Households 4,829 (86.6%)
Population in Families 3,681 (66.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 748 (13.4%)
Population Density 882
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $35,684
Average Household Income $47,311
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $18,541
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,217 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 844 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $92,588
Average Home Value $109,560
Housing Affordability Index3 238


Total Households 2,061
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,257
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.54% -0.49%
Households 0.18% -0.53%
Families 0.13% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.05%


McKenzie, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McKenzie to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 102 76th
Population Density # 100 77th
Median Household Income # 349 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 326 76th
Per Capita Income # 372 14th
Diversity Index # 83 81st

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