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Monteagle, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Monteagle had a population of 1,398 as of July 1, 2020. Monteagle ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monteagle is located at latitude 35.2401 and longitude -85.8397 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Monteagle encompass a land area of 8.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,926 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Monteagle are located in Marion County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Grundy County, and Franklin County.

The Town of Monteagle (GNIS ID: 2406178) 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 Monteagle is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monteagle: Moffat, Moffat Station, Moffatts Station, Mont Eagle, Mount Eagle.


Monteagle, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,398 (100%)
Population in Households 1,295 (92.6%)
Population in Families 1,036 (74.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 103 ( 7.4%)
Population Density 149
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $47,236
Average Household Income $65,364
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $26,477
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $177,885
Average Home Value $220,720
Housing Affordability Index3 173


Total Households 546
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 367
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.31% 0.93%
Households 1.45% 1.01%
Families 1.76% 0.86%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
Owner Occupied HU   1.02%


Monteagle, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monteagle to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 250 42nd
Population Density # 379 12th
Median Household Income # 190 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 108 25th
Per Capita Income # 138 68th
Diversity Index # 316 27th

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