Smith County TN Information


Smith County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 19,643
Daytime Population: Workers 6,174
Daytime Population: Residents 10,748
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,922
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 19,484
Population in Familes 16,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 63
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $45,847
Average Household Income $59,723
Per Capita Income $23,300


Total Housing Units 8,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,618 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,964 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,276 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $142,125
Average Home Value $188,243


Total Households 7,582
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,378
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 0.34% 0.48%
Households 0.32% 0.47%
Families 0.17% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.34%


Smith County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith 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 # 65 33rd
Population Density # 52 46th
Diversity Index # 66 33rd
Median Household Income # 23 77th
Per Capita Income # 31 68th

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