Unicoi, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Unicoi, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Unicoi had a population of 3,518 as of July 1, 2018. Unicoi ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Unicoi is located at latitude 36.2217 and longitude -82.329 in Unicoi County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Unicoi (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Unicoi County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,923 feet.

The Town of Unicoi (GNIS ID: 2406775) 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 Unicoi is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Unicoi County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Unicoi: Greasy Cove, Head of the Big Lane, Limonite, North Erwin, Swingleville, Unicoi City.

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Unicoi, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,518
Population in Households 3,518
Population in Familes 2,945
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 214
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $51,713
Average Household Income $64,121
Per Capita Income $26,737


Total Housing Units 1,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,106 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 359 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $193,750
Average Home Value $206,374


Total Households 1,465
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,038
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 -0.39% -0.63%
Households -0.37% -0.61%
Families -0.55% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Unicoi, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Unicoi 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 # 139 68th
Population Density # 344 20th
Diversity Index # 199 54th
Median Household Income # 100 77th
Per Capita Income # 100 77th

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