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Bell Buckle, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Bell Buckle had a population of 548 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bell Buckle: Bellbuckle.

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Bell Buckle, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 548
Daytime Population: Workers 349
Daytime Population: Residents 247
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 596
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 517
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 917
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $55,650
Average Household Income $72,289
Per Capita Income $26,478


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $165,385
Average Home Value $255,273


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.27% 1.25%
Households 1.21% 1.25%
Families 2.5% 1.18%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

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, 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 # 343 20th
Population Density # 88 80th
Diversity Index # 184 57th
Median Household Income # 53 88th
Per Capita Income # 90 79th

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