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The City of Hohenwald had a population of 3,584 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hohenwald is located at latitude 35.5519 and longitude -87.5536 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hohenwald (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 978 feet.

The City of Hohenwald (GNIS ID: 2404709) 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 City of Hohenwald is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lewis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hohenwald 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 Hohenwald: City of High Forest, New Switzerland.

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


Total Population 3,584
Daytime Population: Workers 2,417
Daytime Population: Residents 2,318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,735
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 3,415
Population in Familes 2,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density2 670
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $28,089
Average Household Income $41,806
Per Capita Income $16,976


Total Housing Units 1,709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 912 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 528 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $94,707
Average Home Value $116,328


Total Households 1,440
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 931
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 -0.65% -0.54%
Households -0.66% -0.55%
Families -0.07% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Hohenwald, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hohenwald 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 # 137 68th
Population Density # 152 65th
Diversity Index # 205 52nd
Median Household Income # 401 6th
Per Capita Income # 390 9th

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