Collegedale, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Collegedale, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Collegedale had a population of 10,601 as of July 1, 2017. Collegedale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Collegedale is located at latitude 35.0522 and longitude -85.0488 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Collegedale (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The City of Collegedale (GNIS ID: 2404099) 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 Collegedale is located within Commissioner District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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


Total Population 10,601
Daytime Population: Workers 8,888
Daytime Population: Residents 4,928
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,816
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 9,401
Population in Familes 7,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,200
Population Density2 859
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $56,296
Average Household Income $78,235
Per Capita Income $30,798


Total Housing Units 3,977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,356 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,271 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 349 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $208,077
Average Home Value $241,808


Total Households 3,628
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,496
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 2.32% 1.29%
Households 2.58% 1.41%
Families 2.79% 1.28%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Collegedale, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Collegedale 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 # 54 88th
Population Density # 105 76th
Diversity Index # 44 90th
Median Household Income # 51 88th
Per Capita Income # 43 90th

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