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The Petros Census Designated Place had a population of 581 as of July 1, 2017. Petros ranks in the lower 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 Petros is located at latitude 36.1028 and longitude -84.4503 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the Petros Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The Petros Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586077) 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 Petros Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morgan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Petros 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 Petros: Joynersville, Richburg.

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


Total Population 581
Daytime Population: Workers 312
Daytime Population: Residents 382
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 581
Population in Familes 488
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 148
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $32,324
Average Household Income $47,790
Per Capita Income $18,412


Total Housing Units 293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $73,295
Average Home Value $107,297


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 168
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 -0.05% 0.1%
Households -0.17% 0.08%
Families 0.33% -0.12%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Petros, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petros 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 # 335 22nd
Population Density # 377 12th
Diversity Index # 412 4th
Median Household Income # 355 17th
Per Capita Income # 349 19th

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