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The City of Puryear had a population of 725 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Puryear is located at latitude 36.4422 and longitude -88.3326 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Puryear (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Puryear (GNIS ID: 2404580) 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 Puryear is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Puryear 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 Puryear: Littleton, Peryear.

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


Total Population 725
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 412
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 698
Population in Familes 560
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 799
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $38,237
Average Household Income $49,149
Per Capita Income $20,785


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $78,373
Average Home Value $95,233


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 194
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 1.07% 0.87%
Households 0.98% 0.74%
Families 1.27% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Puryear, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Puryear 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 # 315 26th
Population Density # 126 71st
Diversity Index # 318 27th
Median Household Income # 243 43rd
Per Capita Income # 254 41st

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