Bluff City, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Bluff City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bluff City had a population of 1,729 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,729
Population in Households 1,729
Population in Familes 1,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,124
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $40,550
Average Household Income $60,127
Per Capita Income $24,883


Total Housing Units 844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $117,898
Average Home Value $152,485


Total Households 723
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 468
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.03% 0.03%
Households -0.07% 0.03%
Families -0.21% -0.17%
Median Household Income   4.28%
Per Capita Income   4.68%

Bluff City, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluff City to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 215 50th
Population Density # 53 88th
Diversity Index # 350 18th
Median Household Income # 227 47th
Per Capita Income # 140 67th

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