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Cumberland Gap, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Cumberland Gap had a population of 735 as of July 1, 2018. Cumberland Gap ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cumberland Gap is located at latitude 36.5975 and longitude -83.6657 in Claiborne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cumberland Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Claiborne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,299 feet.

The Town of Cumberland Gap (GNIS ID: 2406347) 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 Town of Cumberland Gap is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Claiborne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cumberland Gap population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Cumberland Gap, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 735
Population in Households 680
Population in Familes 505
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 2,240
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $40,639
Average Household Income $53,951
Per Capita Income $24,396


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $124,679
Average Home Value $151,087


Total Households 360
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 201
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 4.93% 1.43%
Households 5.64% 1.56%
Families 17.81% 1.54%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

Cumberland Gap, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cumberland Gap to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 312 27th
Population Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 276 35th
Median Household Income # 225 48th
Per Capita Income # 156 64th

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