Iron City, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Iron City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Iron City (historical) had a population of 293 as of July 1, 2017. Iron City 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 Iron City is located at latitude 35.0226 and longitude -87.5855 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iron City (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The City of Iron City (historical) (GNIS ID: 2675244) 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 "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Iron City (historical) is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iron City 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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Iron City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 293
Daytime Population: Workers 58
Daytime Population: Residents 165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 223
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 293
Population in Familes 244
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 424
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $32,769
Average Household Income $41,529
Per Capita Income $17,336


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $76,563
Average Home Value $94,355


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 79
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 -0.91% -0.55%
Households -0.9% -0.51%
Families -1.63% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Iron City, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron City 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 # 396 7th
Population Density # 250 42nd
Diversity Index # 357 17th
Median Household Income # 346 19th
Per Capita Income # 380 11th

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