Fentress County TN Information


Fentress County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,617
Daytime Population: Workers 4,862
Daytime Population: Residents 12,238
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 18,485
Population in Familes 15,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $32,730
Average Household Income $44,812
Per Capita Income $18,153


Total Housing Units 9,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,618 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,887 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,973 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $107,431
Average Home Value $140,762


Total Households 7,505
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,130
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 0.5% 0.54%
Households 0.48% 0.53%
Families 0.31% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.02%


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, 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 # 70 27th
Population Density # 84 13th
Diversity Index # 91 5th
Median Household Income # 89 7th
Per Capita Income # 89 7th

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