Sewanee, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Sewanee, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Sewanee Census Designated Place had a population of 2,674 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Sewanee is located at latitude 35.1979 and longitude -85.9215 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Sewanee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,929 feet.

The Sewanee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402841) 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 Sewanee Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sewanee: University, University Place.

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


Total Population 2,674
Population in Households 1,258
Population in Familes 1,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,416
Population Density2 688
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $76,444
Average Household Income $99,026
Per Capita Income $31,363


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 178 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $300,000
Average Home Value $280,142


Total Households 493
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 312
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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.78% 0.5%
Households 1.5% 1.19%
Families 1.72% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Sewanee, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sewanee 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 # 161 62nd
Population Density # 147 66th
Diversity Index # 160 63rd
Median Household Income # 27 94th
Per Capita Income # 45 90th

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