Clarksville, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Clarksville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Clarksville is the 5th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 153,655 as of July 1, 2018. Clarksville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Clarksville is located at latitude 36.5664 and longitude -87.3452 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarksville (see map below) encompass a land area of 98.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The City of Clarksville (GNIS ID: 2404061) 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 Clarksville is located within Commissioner District 14, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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Clarksville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 153,655
Population in Households 150,751
Population in Familes 124,542
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,904
Population Density2 1,564
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $52,081
Average Household Income $63,400
Per Capita Income $23,961


Total Housing Units 64,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,145 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,201 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,657 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $151,693
Average Home Value $173,346


Total Households 57,346
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 39,519
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.76% 1.73%
Households 1.81% 1.77%
Families 1.66% 1.65%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Clarksville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarksville to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 21 95th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 94 78th
Per Capita Income # 165 62nd

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