Ducktown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ducktown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Ducktown had a population of 492 as of July 1, 2017. Ducktown 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 Ducktown is located at latitude 35.036 and longitude -84.3855 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ducktown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,732 feet.

The City of Ducktown (GNIS ID: 2403512) 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 Ducktown is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ducktown 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 Ducktown: Duck Town, Hiwassee.

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


Total Population 492
Daytime Population: Workers 911
Daytime Population: Residents 404
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,315
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.67
Population in Households 408
Population in Familes 316
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 187
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $29,048
Average Household Income $45,115
Per Capita Income $22,190


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $120,551


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 101
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 0.49% 0.56%
Households 0.65% 0.68%
Families 1.6% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Ducktown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ducktown 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 # 352 18th
Population Density # 358 16th
Diversity Index # 345 19th
Median Household Income # 393 8th
Per Capita Income # 197 54th

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