Tazewell, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tazewell, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Tazewell had a population of 2,270 as of July 1, 2017. Tazewell 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 Tazewell is located at latitude 36.4627 and longitude -83.5658 in Claiborne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tazewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Claiborne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The Town of Tazewell (GNIS ID: 2406722) 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 Tazewell is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Claiborne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tazewell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,270
Daytime Population: Workers 5,462
Daytime Population: Residents 1,604
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,066
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.11
Population in Households 2,144
Population in Familes 1,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 499
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $23,074
Average Household Income $36,241
Per Capita Income $15,858


Total Housing Units 1,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 577 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $98,618
Average Home Value $121,094


Total Households 971
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 589
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 0.28% 0.32%
Households 0.32% 0.35%
Families -0.14% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

Tazewell, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 183 57th
Population Density # 220 49th
Diversity Index # 326 24th
Median Household Income # 421 2nd
Per Capita Income # 411 4th

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