Unicoi, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Unicoi, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Unicoi had a population of 3,553 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Unicoi population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,553
Daytime Population: Workers 1,604
Daytime Population: Residents 1,981
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,585
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 3,553
Population in Familes 2,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 217
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $52,539
Average Household Income $67,010
Per Capita Income $28,038


Total Housing Units 1,672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,078 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 409 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $177,293
Average Home Value $190,995


Total Households 1,487
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,057
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 -0.3% -0.49%
Households -0.21% -0.46%
Families -0.37% -0.55%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

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, 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 # 138 68th
Population Density # 342 20th
Diversity Index # 200 53rd
Median Household Income # 79 82nd
Per Capita Income # 67 85th

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