Bell Buckle, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bell Buckle, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Bell Buckle had a population of 533 as of July 1, 2016. Bell Buckle ranks in the upper 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 Bell Buckle is located at latitude 35.59 and longitude -86.353 in Bedford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bell Buckle (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bedford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Town of Bell Buckle (GNIS ID: 2405232) 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 Bell Buckle is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bedford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bell Buckle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bell Buckle: Bellbuckle.

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Bell Buckle, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 533
Population in Households 502
Population in Familes 434
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 892
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 112
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $265,984


Median Household Income $54,810
Average Household Income $70,335
Per Capita Income $25,400
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.07%
Households 0.87% 0.91%
Families 2.33% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bell Buckle, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell Buckle to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 345 19th
Population Density1 # 96 78th
Diversity Index2 # 176 59th
Median Household Income # 49 89th
Per Capita Income # 82 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.