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Hunter, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Hunter Census Designated Place had a population of 1,798 as of July 1, 2017. Hunter ranks in 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 Hunter is located at latitude 36.4019 and longitude -82.1506 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Hunter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The Hunter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402604) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hunter Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hunter 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 Hunter: Hunter Station.

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


Total Population 1,798
Daytime Population: Workers 210
Daytime Population: Residents 851
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,061
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,798
Population in Familes 1,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 282
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $50,915
Average Household Income $55,103
Per Capita Income $24,118


Total Housing Units 896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $156,250
Average Home Value $160,017


Total Households 793
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 548
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 -0.42% -0.32%
Households -0.33% -0.28%
Families -0.42% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Hunter, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hunter 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 # 208 52nd
Population Density # 307 28th
Diversity Index # 406 5th
Median Household Income # 94 78th
Per Capita Income # 139 68th

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