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The City of South Pittsburg had a population of 3,081 as of July 1, 2022. South Pittsburg ranks in the upper 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 South Pittsburg is located at latitude 35.0123 and longitude -85.7044 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Pittsburg encompass a land area of 8.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of South Pittsburg 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 South Pittsburg is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Pittsburg: Battle Creek, South Pittsburgh.

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South Pittsburg, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 3,081 (100%)
Population in Households 2,998 (97.3%)
Population in Families 2,360 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 83 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 375
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $41,529
Average Household Income $59,181
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $23,924
Wealth Index5 37


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 663 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 582 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $129,938
Average Home Value $165,385
Housing Affordability Index3 160


Total Households 1,245
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 757
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.36% -0.35%
Households -0.43% -0.34%
Families   -0.43%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   3.20%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.33%

South Pittsburg, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Pittsburg to the other 504 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 155 69th
Population Density # 290 43rd
Median Household Income # 431 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 294 58th
Per Capita Income # 427 15th
Diversity Index # 91 83rd

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