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The Town of Lookout Mountain had a population of 1,972 as of July 1, 2021. 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 34.9942 and longitude -85.3494 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lookout Mountain 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lookout Mountain: Summer Town, Summertown.

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Lookout Mountain, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,972 (100%)
Population in Households 1,972 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,721 (87.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,468
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $137,148
Average Household Income $209,007
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $83,306
Wealth Index5 334


Total HU (Housing Units) 856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 698 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $604,294
Average Home Value $743,195
Housing Affordability Index3 125


Total Households 786
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 565
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.66% 0.72%
Households 0.65% 0.73%
Families 0.52% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
Owner Occupied HU   0.87%

Lookout Mountain, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lookout Mountain to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 204 53rd
Population Density # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 32 7th
Per Capita Income # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 380 12th

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