Carter County TN Information


Carter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 56,855
Daytime Population: Workers 13,719
Daytime Population: Residents 32,370
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,089
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 55,945
Population in Familes 44,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 910
Population Density2 167
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $34,243
Average Household Income $46,388
Per Capita Income $20,350


Total Housing Units 28,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,630 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,747 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,983 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $115,291
Average Home Value $150,235


Total Households 24,377
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 16,020
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 -0.14% -0.06%
Households 0.1% 0.0%
Families -0.07% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   3.01%


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, 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 # 25 75th
Population Density # 20 80th
Diversity Index # 81 16th
Median Household Income # 85 12th
Per Capita Income # 64 34th

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