Clarksville, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clarksville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Clarksville is the 5th largest city in Tennessee with a population of 153,577 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 153,577
Daytime Population: Workers 52,410
Daytime Population: Residents 85,359
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 137,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 150,723
Population in Familes 123,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,854
Population Density2 1,563
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $51,000
Average Household Income $62,214
Per Capita Income $23,463


Total Housing Units 63,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,673 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,515 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,601 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $144,715
Average Home Value $165,128


Total Households 57,188
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 39,575
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 2.0% 2.15%
Households 2.02% 2.18%
Families 1.91% 2.09%
Median Household Income   1.51%
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, 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 19 96th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 93 78th
Per Capita Income # 161 62nd

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