Fentress County TN Information


Fentress County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,642
Population in Households 18,510
Population in Familes 15,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $34,377
Average Household Income $45,989
Per Capita Income $18,617


Total Housing Units 9,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,686 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,825 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,031 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $115,887
Average Home Value $146,021


Total Households 7,511
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,113
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.45% 0.58%
Households 0.43% 0.57%
Families 0.23% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.14%


Fentress County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fentress County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents 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 # 69 28th
Population Density # 83 14th
Diversity Index # 89 7th
Median Household Income # 89 7th
Per Capita Income # 90 6th

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