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Oliver Springs, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Oliver Springs had a population of 3,168 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oliver Springs is located at latitude 36.04 and longitude -84.3285 in Roane County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oliver Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Roane County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Oliver Springs are located in Roane County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Anderson County, and Morgan County.

The Town of Oliver Springs (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Oliver Springs is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Roane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oliver Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oliver Springs: Olivers, Winters, Winters Gap.

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Oliver Springs, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,168
Daytime Population: Workers 930
Daytime Population: Residents 2,022
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,952
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 3,168
Population in Familes 2,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 570
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $33,969
Average Household Income $44,902
Per Capita Income $18,330


Total Housing Units 1,507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 944 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $123,611
Average Home Value $155,541


Total Households 1,297
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 892
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 -0.27% 0.11%
Households -0.41% 0.0%
Families -0.08% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Oliver Springs, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oliver Springs 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 # 144 67th
Population Density # 194 55th
Diversity Index # 294 32nd
Median Household Income # 333 22nd
Per Capita Income # 352 18th

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