Walnut Hill, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Walnut Hill, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Walnut Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 2,503 as of July 1, 2017. Walnut Hill 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 Walnut Hill is located at latitude 36.5673 and longitude -82.2655 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the Walnut Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,608 feet.

The Walnut Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402981) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Walnut Hill Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sullivan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walnut Hill 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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Walnut Hill, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,503
Daytime Population: Workers 668
Daytime Population: Residents 1,480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,148
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 2,453
Population in Familes 2,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 585
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $41,271
Average Household Income $58,451
Per Capita Income $25,161


Total Housing Units 1,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 794 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $142,299
Average Home Value $176,226


Total Households 1,065
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 734
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% 0.49%
Households 0.57% 0.45%
Families -0.11% 0.3%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Walnut Hill, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Hill 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 # 166 61st
Population Density # 185 57th
Diversity Index # 337 21st
Median Household Income # 189 56th
Per Capita Income # 115 73rd

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