Bells, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Bells, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Bells had a population of 2,506 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bells: Bells Depot.

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Bells, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,506
Population in Households 2,423
Population in Familes 2,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 1,077
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $41,971
Average Household Income $54,722
Per Capita Income $21,398


Total Housing Units 1,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 614 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $111,678
Average Home Value $146,574


Total Households 908
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 622
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% -0.14%
Households 0.24% -0.18%
Families 0.16% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2018 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 # 165 62nd
Population Density # 61 86th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 198 54th
Per Capita Income # 260 39th

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