Lookout Mountain, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lookout Mountain, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Lookout Mountain had a population of 1,960 as of July 1, 2017. Lookout Mountain ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Lookout Mountain is located at latitude 34.9945 and longitude -85.3516 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lookout Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,850 feet.

The Town of Lookout Mountain (GNIS ID: 2406043) 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 Lookout Mountain is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lookout Mountain 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 Lookout Mountain: Summer Town, Summertown.

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


Total Population 1,960
Daytime Population: Workers 488
Daytime Population: Residents 1,101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,960
Population in Familes 1,716
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,459
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $125,707
Average Household Income $205,089
Per Capita Income $81,094


Total Housing Units 848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 677 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $580,674
Average Home Value $655,244


Total Households 775
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 560
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 0.94% 0.9%
Households 0.81% 0.84%
Families 0.68% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   1.04%

Lookout Mountain, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lookout Mountain 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 # 201 53rd
Population Density # 23 95th
Diversity Index # 374 13th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

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