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The Town of Chapel Hill had a population of 1,690 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Chapel Hill is located at latitude 35.6265 and longitude -86.6933 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chapel Hill encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 692 feet.

The Town of Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chapel Hill: Chapelhill.

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


Total Population 1,690 (100%)
Population in Households 1,690 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,421 (84.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 534
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $60,292
Average Household Income $75,640
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $29,573
Wealth Index5 72


Total HU (Housing Units) 747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 521 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $171,341
Average Home Value $201,679
Housing Affordability Index3 225


Total Households 679
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 484
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.66% 1.57%
Households 1.68% 1.51%
Families 1.8% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
Owner Occupied HU   1.81%

Chapel Hill, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chapel Hill 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 # 227 47th
Population Density # 204 53rd
Median Household Income # 82 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 327 76th
Per Capita Income # 98 77th
Diversity Index # 206 52nd

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