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Gates, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Gates had a population of 632 as of July 1, 2017. Gates ranks in the upper 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 Gates is located at latitude 35.8401 and longitude -89.4082 in Lauderdale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gates (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lauderdale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The Town of Gates (GNIS ID: 2406551) 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 Gates is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lauderdale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gates population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 632
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 413
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 632
Population in Familes 524
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 905
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $28,470
Average Household Income $40,850
Per Capita Income $15,377


Total Housing Units 293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $75,253
Average Home Value $85,714


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 171
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 -0.32% -0.41%
Households -0.17% -0.41%
Families 0.41% -0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

Gates, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gates 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 # 328 23rd
Population Density # 93 78th
Diversity Index # 19 96th
Median Household Income # 399 7th
Per Capita Income # 413 4th

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