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The City of Puryear had a population of 725 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Puryear is located at latitude 36.4422 and longitude -88.3326 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Puryear (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Puryear (GNIS ID: 2404580) 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 Puryear is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Puryear 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 Puryear: Littleton, Peryear.

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


Total Population 725
Population in Households 698
Population in Familes 560
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 799
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 195
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $72,706
Average Home Value $87,559


Median Household Income $37,386
Average Household Income $47,733
Per Capita Income $20,210
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 0.87%
Households 1.25% 0.87%
Families 1.56% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Puryear, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Puryear 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 # 316 26th
Population Density1 # 128 70th
Diversity Index2 # 312 27th
Median Household Income # 228 47th
Per Capita Income # 234 45th

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