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The Summertown CDP(1) had a population of 931 as of July 1, 2021. Summertown 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 Summertown is located at latitude 35.4348 and longitude -87.3128 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Summertown Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 991 feet.

The Summertown Census Designated Place 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 Summertown Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Summertown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 931 (100%)
Population in Households 928 (99.7%)
Population in Families 807 (86.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 463
Diversity Index2 11
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,285
Average Household Income $62,899
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $22,083
Wealth Index5 56
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $168,500
Average Home Value $187,172
Housing Affordability Index3 186
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 331
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 254
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.65% 0.51%
Households 0.53% 0.48%
Families 0.14% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
Owner Occupied HU   0.67%

Summertown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summertown to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 292 32nd
Population Density # 239 45th
Median Household Income # 199 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 220 51st
Per Capita Income # 308 28th
Diversity Index # 356 18th

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