Carter County TN Information


Carter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 56,837
Population in Households 55,927
Population in Familes 45,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 910
Population Density1 167
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $35,804
Average Household Income $47,720
Per Capita Income $20,913


Total Housing Units 28,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,662 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,698 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,966 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $127,165
Average Home Value $165,043


Total Households 24,360
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 15,929
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 -0.12% -0.04%
Households 0.08% 0.01%
Families -0.13% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.1%


Carter County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents 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 # 25 75th
Population Density # 20 80th
Diversity Index # 82 15th
Median Household Income # 83 14th
Per Capita Income # 69 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.