Opportunity Zones in Tennessee

Tennessee has 176 designated opportunity zones, including 170 low-income communities, plus 6 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, just 24 percent of Tennessee’s census tracts are located in rural areas. Of the state’s 176 opportunity zones, 32 percent are rural.

Urban vs. Rural in Tennessee Opportunity Zones

Tennessee Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Tennessee’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 176 810 1,497
Low-income communities 70 532 702
Contiguous 6 277 283
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $30,434 $39,224 $48,647
Poverty rate 32.07% 22.04% 18.81%
Unemployment rate 11.79% 9.25% 8.24%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $109,797 $117,175 $149,953
Median rent/month $632 $721 $806
Homeownership 48.69% 62.91% 65.73%
Severe rent burden 23.77% 21.68% 20.43%
Vacancy rate 16.08% 14.86% 12.63%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 60.25% 70.97% 73.31%
Black alone 31.89% 20.28% 18.30%
Hispanic 4.42% 5.58% 4.81%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 0.93% 1.01% 1.45%
Younger than 18 22.10% 22.30% 22.22%
Older than 64 14.30% 15.61% 15.35%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 58.67% 55.06% 48.33%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 15.66% 17.83% 24.09%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 3.98% 1.36% 1.74%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 68.18% 67.78% 75.82%
In a micro area 15.34% 17.04% 13.36%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 16.48% 15.19% 10.82%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Tennessee Cities & Counties

List of counties in Tennessee: Anderson, Bedford, Benton, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Cannon, Carroll, Carter, Cheatham, Chester, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Crockett, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Fentress, Franklin, Gibson, Giles, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardeman, Hardin, Hawkins, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Macon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Maury, McMinn, McNairy, Meigs, Monroe, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Weakley, White, Williamson, Wilson

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Tennessee: Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Tennessee

Website: Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Tennessee Anderson 47001020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Anderson 47001021000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Bedford 47003950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Benton 47005963200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Bledsoe 47007953100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Blount 47009010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Blount 47009010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Blount 47009010301 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Tennessee Blount 47009010302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Bradley 47011010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Cannon 47015960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Carroll 47017962100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Carter 47019071200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Cheatham 47021070104 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Tennessee Claiborne 47025970300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Clay 47027955000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Cocke 47029920200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Cocke 47029920700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Crockett 47033961100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Cumberland 47035970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Cumberland 47035970800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037010401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037012600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037013601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037013602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037013700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037013800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037013900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037014200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037014800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037015628 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037015900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037016000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037016100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037016200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037016300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037017300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037019200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Davidson 47037019300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee DeKalb 47041920200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Dickson 47043060602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Dyer 47045964300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Fayette 47047060300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Fentress 47049965300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Gibson 47053966900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Gibson 47053967000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Greene 47059090100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Greene 47059091200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Grundy 47061955300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamblen 47063100300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamblen 47063100800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamilton 47065000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamilton 47065001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamilton 47065001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamilton 47065002000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamilton 47065003100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamilton 47065012300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hamilton 47065012400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hancock 47067960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hardeman 47069950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Hawkins 47073050400 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Tennessee Hawkins 47073050601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Haywood 47075930500 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Tennessee Henderson 47077975400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Henry 47079969000 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Tennessee Hickman 47081950302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Houston 47083120200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Jackson 47087960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Johnson 47091956300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093003500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093006502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093006700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Knox 47093006800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Lake 47095960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Lauderdale 47097050504 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Lauderdale 47097050505 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Lawrence 47099960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Lawrence 47099960501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Lincoln 47103975300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Lincoln 47103975400 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Tennessee Loudon 47105060202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Loudon 47105060600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Macon 47111970300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Madison 47113000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Madison 47113000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Madison 47113000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Madison 47113000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Madison 47113000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Madison 47113000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Marion 47115050301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Marshall 47117955300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee McMinn 47107970101 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Tennessee McMinn 47107970600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Meigs 47121960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Monroe 47123925000 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Tennessee Monroe 47123925501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Montgomery 47125100100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Montgomery 47125100200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Montgomery 47125100800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Montgomery 47125100900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Obion 47131965400 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Tennessee Obion 47131965500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Overton 47133950302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Pickett 47137925100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Polk 47139950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Putnam 47141000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Putnam 47141000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Putnam 47141001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Rhea 47143975401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Roane 47145030600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Rutherford 47149041800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Rutherford 47149041900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Rutherford 47149042100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Scott 47151975200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sequatchie 47153060101 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Tennessee Sevier 47155080101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sevier 47155080400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157002000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157002700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157002800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157003000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157003600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157003700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157003800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157003900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157004500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157004600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157005000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157005900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157006600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157006700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157007000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157007300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157007400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157011200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157011300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157011400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157011600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157020210 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157022111 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Shelby 47157022500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Smith 47159975300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Smith 47159975400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Tennessee Stewart 47161110600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sullivan 47163040200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sullivan 47163042701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sullivan 47163043000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sullivan 47163043302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sumner 47165020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Sumner 47165020700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Tipton 47167040700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Tipton 47167041000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Unicoi 47171080100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Unicoi 47171080200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Union 47173040201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Van Buren 47175925200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Warren 47177930800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Washington 47179060100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Washington 47179060800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Washington 47179060900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Washington 47179062000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Wayne 47181950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee Weakley 47183968101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tennessee White 47185935300 Low-Income Community 2012-2016