Summertown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Summertown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Summertown Census Designated Place had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.4344 and longitude -87.3085 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Summertown Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2586082) 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.

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


Total Population 865
Daytime Population: Workers 209
Daytime Population: Residents 477
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 686
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 863
Population in Familes 754
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 430
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,993
Average Household Income $53,198
Per Capita Income $18,805


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $135,795
Average Home Value $167,105


Total Households 309
Average Household Size 2.79
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 -0.02% 0.12%
Households -0.13% 0.0%
Families -0.62% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Summertown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summertown 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 # 301 30th
Population Density # 246 43rd
Diversity Index # 349 19th
Median Household Income # 162 62nd
Per Capita Income # 339 21st

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