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Gainesboro, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Gainesboro had a population of 964 as of July 1, 2017. Gainesboro 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 Gainesboro is located at latitude 36.3633 and longitude -85.6486 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gainesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 574 feet.

The Town of Gainesboro (GNIS ID: 2406536) 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 Gainesboro is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gainesboro 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 Gainesboro: Gainesborough, Gainsboro.

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


Total Population 964
Daytime Population: Workers 1,267
Daytime Population: Residents 627
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,894
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.96
Population in Households 917
Population in Familes 709
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 623
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $32,338
Average Household Income $44,662
Per Capita Income $19,365


Total Housing Units 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $106,985
Average Home Value $134,717


Total Households 381
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 239
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 0.03% -0.15%
Households -0.07% -0.26%
Families 2.35% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Gainesboro, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gainesboro 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 # 285 33rd
Population Density # 170 60th
Diversity Index # 377 12th
Median Household Income # 353 18th
Per Capita Income # 315 26th

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