Rhea County TN Information


Rhea County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 33,425
Daytime Population: Workers 15,280
Daytime Population: Residents 20,241
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,521
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 32,501
Population in Familes 26,910
Population in Group Qrtrs 924
Population Density2 106
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $38,226
Average Household Income $51,245
Per Capita Income $20,342


Total Housing Units 15,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,839 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,043 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,375 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $116,680
Average Home Value $157,453


Total Households 12,882
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 9,007
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 0.69% 0.59%
Households 0.67% 0.58%
Families 0.51% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.87%


Rhea County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rhea County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents 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 # 45 54th
Population Density # 32 67th
Diversity Index # 40 59th
Median Household Income # 58 40th
Per Capita Income # 65 33rd

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