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Cowan, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Cowan had a population of 1,783 as of July 1, 2017. Cowan 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 Cowan is located at latitude 35.163 and longitude -86.014 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cowan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Cowan (GNIS ID: 2404142) 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 City of Cowan is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cowan 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 Cowan: Hawkins.

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


Total Population 1,783
Daytime Population: Workers 386
Daytime Population: Residents 1,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,502
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,779
Population in Familes 1,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 863
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $30,547
Average Household Income $45,257
Per Capita Income $19,355


Total Housing Units 896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 505 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $88,176
Average Home Value $120,248


Total Households 771
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 502
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 0.36% 0.41%
Households 0.47% 0.54%
Families 0.79% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Cowan, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cowan 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 # 209 51st
Population Density # 102 76th
Diversity Index # 129 70th
Median Household Income # 378 12th
Per Capita Income # 316 26th

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