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Tell City, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Tell City had a population of 7,476 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Tell City is located at latitude 37.953 and longitude -86.7593 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tell City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The City of Tell City (GNIS ID: 2396037) 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 Tell City is located within Township of Troy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Perry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tell City 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 Tell City: Helvetia.

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Tell City, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,476
Daytime Population: Workers 4,055
Daytime Population: Residents 3,673
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,728
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 7,354
Population in Familes 5,721
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 1,649
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,216
Average Household Income $53,600
Per Capita Income $23,386


Total Housing Units 3,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,216 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,062 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $93,358
Average Home Value $124,662


Total Households 3,278
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,011
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 0.38% 0.22%
Households 0.23% 0.22%
Families 0.28% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Tell City, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tell City to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 94 86th
Population Density # 227 67th
Diversity Index # 383 43rd
Median Household Income # 517 24th
Per Capita Income # 376 45th

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