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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Bluff City is a town in Tennessee with a population of 1,772. Bluff City is in Sullivan County. Living in Bluff City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Bluff City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bluff City are above average.
About Bluff City...
Population
1,772

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$712
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Bluff City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    481.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    421.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,144.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Bluff City

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,250
National
$55,322
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Bluff City Reviews

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I'm proud to call Bluff City my hometown. I've never lived anywhere else. While it's not quite as backwards as Mayberry, things move at a much slower pace than many other places in the country. Favorite summer pastimes here are going to the lake, fishing, and hanging out downtown. There are definitely areas that need improvement and I hope that someday I will be instrumental in the progress. I would be happy to raise my own family here someday.
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Bluff City is a nice small town in Tennessee. There isn't much to do unless you're interested in hunting, fishing, or water sports. But the scenery is always gorgeous with the mountains and lakes that run through the area.
It's small and quiet. A lot of young people use drugs. There is not much to do. You do not have to worry about being unsafe at all. People leave their front doors unlocked and valuables outside and nothing happens to them. Biggest problem is lack of growth over the years.