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Roan Mountain, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Roan Mountain Census Designated Place had a population of 1,288 as of July 1, 2019. Roan Mountain ranks in the lower 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 Roan Mountain is located at latitude 36.1962 and longitude -82.0704 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Roan Mountain Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,579 feet.

The Roan Mountain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403483) 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 Roan Mountain Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carter County.

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Roan Mountain, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 1,288
Population in Households 1,235
Population in Familes 1,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 194
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,634
Average Household Income $42,909
Per Capita Income $17,134


Total Housing Units 620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $108,036
Average Home Value $130,411


Total Households 490
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.59% 0.09%
Households -0.02% 0.04%
Families -0.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Roan Mountain, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roan Mountain to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 259 40th
Population Density # 354 18th
Diversity Index # 381 11th
Median Household Income # 335 22nd
Per Capita Income # 392 9th

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