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Bluff City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bluff City had a population of 1,730 as of July 1, 2019. Bluff City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Bluff City is located at latitude 36.4743 and longitude -82.261 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bluff City encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,450 feet.

The City of Bluff City (GNIS ID: 2403884) 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 Bluff City is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sullivan County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluff City: Choates Ford, Middletown, Shoates Ford, Union, Union Depot, Zollicoffer.

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Bluff City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bluff City, TN Housing Affordability Index is 157
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bluff City, TN Wealth Index is 52
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,730 (100%)
Population in Households 1,730 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,366 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 999
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,272
Average Household Income $58,092
Per Capita Income $24,056
Wealth Index4 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 226 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $144,737
Housing Affordability Index3 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 725
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.01% -0.02%
Households -0.01% -0.03%
Families -0.14% -0.13%
Median Household Income   4.03%
Per Capita Income   4.83%

Bluff City, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluff City to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 220 49th
Population Density # 74 83rd
Diversity Index # 355 18th
Median Household Income # 259 40th
Per Capita Income # 182 58th

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