Tazewell, TN 37879 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 37879: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tazewell, TN 37879

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Claiborne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.445, Longitude -83.584
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 37879 has segments in 3 Counties (Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock).

  • Businesses Addresses: 308
  • PO Box Addresses: 347
  • Residential Addresses: 4,412
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 71
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,341

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Tazewell, TN 37879 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,589
Population in Households 10,311
Population in Familes 8,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 278
Population Density1 62
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $30,691
Average Household Income $42,602
Per Capita Income $17,798


Total Housing Units 5,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,921 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,422 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $107,969
Average Home Value $133,336


Total Households 4,343
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,923
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.17%
Households 0.03% 0.17%
Families -0.16% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Tazewell, TN 37879 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 37879 to the other 612 ZIP Codes 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 # 194 68th
Population Density # 356 42nd
Diversity Index # 521 15th
Median Household Income # 562 8th
Per Capita Income # 561 8th

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