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Mount Carmel, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Carmel had a population of 5,559 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Carmel ranks in 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 Mount Carmel is located at latitude 36.5649 and longitude -82.6676 in Hawkins County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Carmel (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hawkins County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,365 feet.

The Town of Mount Carmel (GNIS ID: 2406204) 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 Mount Carmel is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hawkins County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Carmel 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 Mount Carmel: Solitude.

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


Total Population 5,559
Daytime Population: Workers 395
Daytime Population: Residents 3,327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,722
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 5,559
Population in Familes 4,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 802
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,729
Average Household Income $58,989
Per Capita Income $23,902


Total Housing Units 2,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,781 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 454 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $130,704
Average Home Value $155,713


Total Households 2,235
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,641
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 0.33% 0.06%
Households 0.26% 0.03%
Families -0.1% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Mount Carmel, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Carmel 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 # 100 77th
Population Density # 125 71st
Diversity Index # 350 19th
Median Household Income # 96 78th
Per Capita Income # 149 65th

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