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Dodson Branch, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Dodson Branch Census Designated Place had a population of 1,065 as of July 1, 2017. Dodson Branch ranks in the lower 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 Dodson Branch is located at latitude 36.3149 and longitude -85.5322 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Dodson Branch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Dodson Branch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586048) 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 Dodson Branch Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dodson Branch 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 Dodson Branch: Dotson Branch.

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Dodson Branch, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,065
Daytime Population: Workers 50
Daytime Population: Residents 638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 688
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,065
Population in Familes 877
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 96
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $35,854
Average Household Income $43,609
Per Capita Income $17,063


Total Housing Units 468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $128,093
Average Home Value $140,350


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 284
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 -0.12% -0.3%
Households -0.13% -0.34%
Families -0.38% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Dodson Branch, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dodson Branch 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 # 275 36th
Population Density # 405 5th
Diversity Index # 354 18th
Median Household Income # 285 33rd
Per Capita Income # 388 9th

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