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Rutledge, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Rutledge had a population of 1,258 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rutledge is located at latitude 36.2904 and longitude -83.5097 in Grainger County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rutledge (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grainger County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The Town of Rutledge (GNIS ID: 2407264) 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 Rutledge is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grainger County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rutledge 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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Rutledge, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,258
Daytime Population: Workers 1,120
Daytime Population: Residents 780
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 1,206
Population in Familes 967
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 268
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $31,079
Average Household Income $44,881
Per Capita Income $19,257


Total Housing Units 603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $117,208
Average Home Value $176,855


Total Households 514
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 335
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 1.59% 1.15%
Households 1.79% 1.29%
Families 3.34% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Rutledge, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rutledge 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 # 259 40th
Population Density # 317 26th
Diversity Index # 220 49th
Median Household Income # 369 14th
Per Capita Income # 319 26th

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