Obion, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Obion, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Obion had a population of 1,184 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Obion is located at latitude 36.2642 and longitude -89.1943 in Obion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Obion (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Obion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The Town of Obion (GNIS ID: 2407030) 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 Town of Obion is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Obion County.

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


Total Population 1,184
Population in Households 1,184
Population in Familes 959
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 777
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $35,346
Average Household Income $43,455
Per Capita Income $17,595


Total Housing Units 556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 294 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $83,738
Average Home Value $110,424


Total Households 479
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 316
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 0.69% 0.12%
Households 0.68% 0.12%
Families 0.67% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Obion, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Obion 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 # 266 38th
Population Density # 131 70th
Diversity Index # 198 54th
Median Household Income # 324 24th
Per Capita Income # 394 8th

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