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Oneida, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Oneida had a population of 3,924 as of July 1, 2017. Oneida ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Oneida is located at latitude 36.5174 and longitude -84.5092 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oneida (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The Town of Oneida (GNIS ID: 2407048) 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 Oneida is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

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

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


Total Population 3,924
Daytime Population: Workers 2,862
Daytime Population: Residents 2,525
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,387
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 3,870
Population in Familes 3,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 420
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $32,909
Average Household Income $46,412
Per Capita Income $18,840


Total Housing Units 1,884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,059 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 593 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $88,967
Average Home Value $116,486


Total Households 1,652
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,078
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 0.62% 0.42%
Households 0.45% 0.35%
Families 1.13% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Oneida, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oneida 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 # 131 70th
Population Density # 254 41st
Diversity Index # 397 7th
Median Household Income # 341 20th
Per Capita Income # 337 21st

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