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New Tazewell, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of New Tazewell had a population of 3,152 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for New Tazewell is located at latitude 36.4387 and longitude -83.6055 in Claiborne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of New Tazewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Claiborne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,463 feet.

The Town of New Tazewell (GNIS ID: 2406981) 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 New Tazewell is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Claiborne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Tazewell 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 New Tazewell: Cowan City.

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


Total Population 3,152
Daytime Population: Workers 2,459
Daytime Population: Residents 2,047
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,506
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 3,043
Population in Familes 2,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 600
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $31,583
Average Household Income $45,284
Per Capita Income $18,822


Total Housing Units 1,526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 819 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 466 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $109,884
Average Home Value $132,957


Total Households 1,286
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 829
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 0.48% 0.51%
Households 0.55% 0.55%
Families 1.83% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

New Tazewell, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Tazewell 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 # 146 66th
Population Density # 180 58th
Diversity Index # 293 32nd
Median Household Income # 365 15th
Per Capita Income # 338 21st

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