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Greeneville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Greeneville had a population of 15,415 as of July 1, 2017. Greeneville 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 Greeneville is located at latitude 36.168 and longitude -82.8197 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Greeneville (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,519 feet.

The Town of Greeneville (GNIS ID: 2406613) 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 Greeneville is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greeneville 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 Greeneville: Greenville.

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


Total Population 15,415
Daytime Population: Workers 18,024
Daytime Population: Residents 8,570
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,594
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.73
Population in Households 14,594
Population in Familes 11,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 821
Population Density2 906
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $35,824
Average Household Income $52,486
Per Capita Income $23,192


Total Housing Units 7,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,824 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,777 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,075 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $130,006
Average Home Value $151,929


Total Households 6,601
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,902
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 0.32% 0.3%
Households 0.26% 0.3%
Families 0.2% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Greeneville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greeneville 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 # 38 91st
Population Density # 92 79th
Diversity Index # 130 70th
Median Household Income # 286 33rd
Per Capita Income # 166 61st

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