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The Riceville Census Designated Place had a population of 689 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Riceville is located at latitude 35.3895 and longitude -84.6989 in McMinn County. The formal boundaries for the Riceville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McMinn County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Riceville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586078) 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 Riceville Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of McMinn County.

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


Total Population 689
Daytime Population: Workers 137
Daytime Population: Residents 373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 510
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 685
Population in Familes 593
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 317
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $45,202
Average Household Income $58,082
Per Capita Income $22,742


Total Housing Units 305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $146,939
Average Home Value $154,279


Total Households 275
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 205
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 0.39% 0.26%
Households 0.36% 0.22%
Families 0.91% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Riceville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riceville 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 # 322 25th
Population Density # 292 32nd
Diversity Index # 223 48th
Median Household Income # 139 68th
Per Capita Income # 181 58th

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