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Walnut Grove, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Walnut Grove Census Designated Place had a population of 379 as of July 1, 2020. Walnut Grove ranks in the lower 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 Walnut Grove is located at latitude 35.0401 and longitude -88.0511 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the Walnut Grove Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 764 feet.

The Walnut Grove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586085) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Walnut Grove Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walnut Grove: Walnutgrove.


Walnut Grove, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 379 (100%)
Population in Households 379 (100.0%)
Population in Families 313 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 66
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $54,356
Average Household Income $65,853
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $27,812
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $108,750
Average Home Value $228,488
Housing Affordability Index3 331


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 111
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.43% -0.48%
Households -0.49% -0.52%
Families -0.34% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.47%


Walnut Grove, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Grove to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 377 12th
Population Density # 418 3rd
Median Household Income # 111 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 423 99th
Per Capita Income # 115 73rd
Diversity Index # 323 26th

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