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Bells, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bells had a population of 2,502 as of July 1, 2017. Bells ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bells is located at latitude 35.7209 and longitude -89.088 in Crockett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bells (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Crockett County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 325 feet.

The City of Bells (GNIS ID: 2403848) 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 Bells is located within Commissioner District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crockett County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bells 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 Bells: Bells Depot.

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


Total Population 2,502
Daytime Population: Workers 1,575
Daytime Population: Residents 1,368
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,943
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 2,419
Population in Familes 2,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 1,075
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $41,745
Average Household Income $54,147
Per Capita Income $21,334


Total Housing Units 1,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 581 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $105,392
Average Home Value $136,575


Total Households 914
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 630
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.36% 0.34%
Households 0.37% 0.35%
Families 0.36% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Bells, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bells 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 # 167 61st
Population Density # 62 86th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 184 57th
Per Capita Income # 229 47th

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