Bells, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 2,444 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.6%
 
Males: 1,152  (47.2%)
Females: 1,292  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

33.7 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 38006.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,420 (it was $29,238 in 2000)
Bells:

$54,420
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,558 (it was $12,455 in 2000)

Bells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $120,167 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Bells:

$120,167
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $154,191; detached houses: $159,856; townhouses or other attached units: $310,042; mobile homes: $82,834

Median gross rent in 2019: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bells: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 1.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bells, TN (2019)
    • 1,52754.8%White alone
    • 61021.9%Hispanic
    • 59921.5%Black alone
    • 521.9%Two or more races
    • 150.5%Asian alone

Races in Bells detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Bells, Tennessee as of April 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bells is 132 to 1.


Crime rates in Bells by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.8)
1
(40.7)
1
(40.8)
1
(40.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(89.0)
3
(131.4)
3
(122.0)
1
(40.8)
2
(81.6)
1
(40.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.8)
1
(41.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(81.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(171.2)
11
(483.5)
11
(488.5)
12
(534.0)
13
(569.4)
12
(488.0)
28
(1,142)
15
(612.0)
5
(204.4)
5
(203.1)
3
(122.5)
12
(495.3)
12
(484.5)
5
(203.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(770.5)
33
(1,451)
25
(1,110)
27
(1,202)
19
(832.2)
11
(447.3)
11
(448.6)
14
(571.2)
13
(531.5)
12
(487.4)
6
(245.0)
3
(123.8)
9
(363.3)
11
(448.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(1,455)
46
(2,022)
27
(1,199)
26
(1,157)
25
(1,095)
26
(1,057)
27
(1,101)
37
(1,510)
32
(1,308)
36
(1,462)
15
(612.5)
28
(1,156)
20
(807.4)
16
(651.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(214.0)
3
(131.9)
6
(266.4)
2
(89.0)
3
(131.4)
3
(122.0)
1
(40.8)
2
(81.6)
2
(81.8)
1
(40.6)
4
(163.3)
3
(123.8)
2
(80.7)
4
(162.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(85.6)
2
(87.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(133.5)
1
(43.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index163.5302.9280.2360.0300.9331.4352.0286.4149.2136.591.5176.2193.4135.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bells, TN

Crime rate in Bells detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (22.4%), African (5.4%), English (4.8%), Irish (4.4%), German (3.6%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 357 feet

Land area: 2.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,076 people per square mile   (low).

Bells, Tennessee map

235 residents are foreign born (7.7% Latin America).

This city:

8.4%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $956 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $974 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (16.0 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (65.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (430.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Holly Grove-Belle Eagle, TN (2.2 miles ),
Alamo, TN (2.2 miles ),
Gadsden, TN (2.6 miles ),
Huntersville, TN (3.2 miles ),
Maury City, TN (3.2 miles ),
Pope, TN (3.3 miles ),
Woodland, TN (3.4 miles ),
Humboldt, TN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 35.72 N, Longitude: 89.09 W

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Bells, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bells, TN in 2019
Bells satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +514 (+31.0%).
Most common industries in Bells, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (23.7%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Machinery (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.4%)
  • Public administration (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (29.0%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (2.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (16.4%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Bells, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Bells, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bells, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.09
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.24
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2008 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.17
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bells-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/5/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Bells city center injured 51 people and caused $100 million in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 tornado 14.1 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 86 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bells-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 353% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 103.3 miles away from Bells center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from Bells center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crockett County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bells topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bells:

  • BELLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (260 HERNDON DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bells:

  • ALAMO NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ALAMO, TN)
  • HAYWOOD PARK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TN)
  • DCI HUMBOLDT (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, TN)
  • BROWNSVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TN)
  • HUMBOLDT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; HUMBOLDT, TN)
  • TRENTON PLACE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TRENTON, TN)
  • DCI BROWNSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bells:

  • Union University (about 14 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 18 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 29 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Bethel University (about 44 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 45 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Rhodes College (about 65 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 66 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public elementary/middle school in Bells:

  • BELLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 387, Location: 4532 HIGHWAY 88 SOUTH, Grades: PK-5)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Bells Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Bells: Bells First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Belleview Cemetery (1), Simmons Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bells Aerated Lagoon Number One Lake (A), Bells Aerated Lagoon Number Two Lake (B), Bells Aerobic Lagoon Number One Lake (C), Bells Aerobic Lagoon Number Two Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Highway 20 Motel (7300 Highway 412 South).

Crockett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bells and their reported violations in the past:

BELLS PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 2,483, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.0%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Bells (2011 data):

  • Bank of Crockett: Bank Of Crockett at 104 Main Street, branch established on 1887/04/22; Highway 412 Branch at 2195 Cypress Church Rd, branch established on 2011/10/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $143.2 mil, Deposits: $124.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Security Bancorp Of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank: Bells Branch at 32 E Main St, branch established on 1912/01/06. Info updated 2007/01/11: Bank assets: $1,561.3 mil, Deposits: $1,372.4 mil, headquarters in Kosciusko, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: First M & F Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Bells:

Marital status in Bells, TN
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bells:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bells
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bells, TN (based on Crockett County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,67843
Mainline Protestant1,97313
Black Protestant6545
Other2-
None4,279-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Crockett County:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Crockett County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Crockett County:

12.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Crockett County:

29.9%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bells:

47.0%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bells:

43.6%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bells:

12.8%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bells:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bells:

33.2%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Bells:

53.9%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bells:

79.7%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bells, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 47$150,376$38,39414$11,284
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 8$20,420$30,6307$1,528
Financial Administration 4$11,435$34,3050$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$16,829$50,4870$0
Water Supply 2$5,757$34,5420$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,757$34,5420$0
Sewerage 2$5,314$31,8840$0
Judicial and Legal 1$300$3,6000$0
Gas Supply 1$3,100$37,2000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,600
Firefighters 0$0 22$1,274
Totals for Government 71$219,288$37,06349$15,686

Bells government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Gas Utilities: $30,000 ($12.27)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,452,000 ($1412.44)
    Gas Utilities: $793,000 ($324.47)
    Police Protection: $277,000 ($113.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $103,000 ($42.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,297,000 ($939.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($19.64)

Bells government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $29,000 ($11.87)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $23,000 ($9.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $31,000 ($12.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $329,000 ($134.62)
    General Local Government Support: $188,000 ($76.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $110,000 ($45.01)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.27)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,065,000 ($435.76)
    Gas Utilities: $715,000 ($292.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $3,163,000 ($1294.19)
    General Local Government Support: $261,000 ($106.79)
    Highways: $148,000 ($60.56)
  • Tax - Property: $475,000 ($194.35)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $65,000 ($26.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $26,000 ($10.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,000 ($9.82)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($2.86)

Bells government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,200,000 ($491.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,200,000 ($491.00)
Businesses in Bells, TN
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FedEx1Subway1
Motel 61U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bells:

  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WCTA (810 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ALAMO, TN; Owner: BILLY H. WILLIAMS)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bells:

  • WWGM (93.1 FM; ALAMO, TN; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKNP (90.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICTNS FOUNDTN)
  • WTBG (95.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE WIRELESS GROUP, INC.)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WZDQ (102.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WNWS-FM (101.5 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: RADIOCORP OF JACKSON, INC.)
  • WASL (100.1 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: DR PEPPER PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.)
  • WLSZ (105.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: BOYD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAPO (90.5 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAUV (89.7 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKVZ (94.9 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W205BN (88.9 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAMP (88.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bells:

  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W35AH (Channel 35; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25BY (Channel 25; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BY (Channel 38; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54BU (Channel 54; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJT (Channel 11; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: WEST TENNESSEE PUBLIC TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WDYR-CA (Channel 33; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
Bells fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Bells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 522ft / 159mTotal length
  • $10,411,000Total costs
  • 224,950Total average daily traffic
  • 24,630Total average daily truck traffic
  • 282,752Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bells, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 81950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 81980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bells, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bells)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Main St (Lat: 35.710639 Lon: -89.087000), Call Sign: KNGS333,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.450 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2003, Expiration Date: 09/07/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Int Of Hwy 79 & Washington Ave (Lat: 35.710917 Lon: -89.092278), Call Sign: KXG270,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2014, Expiration Date: 08/15/2024, Registrant: The Pictsweet Company, Ten Pictsweet Drive, Bells, TN 38006-0119, Phone: (731) 663-6671, Fax: (731) 663-2038, Email:
  • Walnut Hill Rd 2 Mi Off Hwy 20 N (Lat: 35.705083 Lon: -89.048667), Call Sign: KNFQ318,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/1997, Expiration Date: 05/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2002, Registrant: Jimmy E Webb, Rt 1, Bells, TN 38006, Phone: (901) 663-3212
  • Hwy 20 Bells Hwy (Lat: 35.700083 Lon: -89.007000), Call Sign: KZV635, Licensee ID: L00097234,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2003, Expiration Date: 09/23/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2013, Registrant: Brooks, Conrad Dba Brooks Farms, 885 D T Williams Rd, Bells, TN 38006-4203
  • 4532 Hwy 88 S (Lat: 35.724167 Lon: -89.093611), Call Sign: WQBR578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.670 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2014, Expiration Date: 11/30/2024, Certifier: Debrah Oswalt, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Matthews Rd (Lat: 35.719278 Lon: -89.071472), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4.3 m, Call Sign: WQYR828,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2016, Expiration Date: 12/27/2026, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-Scott, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216-6177, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Bells, Lat: 35.711111 Lon: -89.084722, Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQLV604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Certifier: Glenn W Ishihara, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • Bells, Lat: 35.711111 Lon: -89.084722, Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQLV604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Certifier: Glenn W Ishihara, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • Bells, Lat: 35.711111 Lon: -89.084722, Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQLV604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Certifier: Glenn W Ishihara, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • Bells, Lat: 35.711111 Lon: -89.084722, Type: Tower, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQLV604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Certifier: Glenn W Ishihara, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0430, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • JK203 Bells, East Hopkins Extended (Lat: 35.711111 Lon: -89.084722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQOC417,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2011, Expiration Date: 08/10/2021, Certifier: Mike Jaksich, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Email:
  • Highway 412 S, 6742 Hwy 412 S (Lat: 35.724444 Lon: -89.059722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 122.8 m, Call Sign: WQQK808,
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Certifier: Phillip Ennis, Registrant: Attorney At Law, Lincolnville, ME 04849, Phone: (204) 236-3333, Email:
  • 9ME0420A, 3113 Old Jackson Road (Lat: 35.713833 Lon: -89.041139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 102.1 m, Call Sign: WQWS280,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2015, Expiration Date: 11/04/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bells)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 650 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 12, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: GARRETT TFE731 SERIES (3500 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 653CC , Serial Number: 650-7116, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 01/30/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Pictsweet Co, 10 Pictsweet Dr, Bells, TN 38006
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7092R , Serial Number: 28-21796, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 10/18/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard L Ketchum, Po Box 384, Bells, TN 38006, Other Owners: Judy K Ketchum

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of fires - 22 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bells, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.6%), and Structure Fires (31.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bells, TN
    • 5745.6%Outside Fires
    • 3931.2%Structure Fires
    • 1915.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 108.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bells, TN
Most common first names in Bells, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6378.3 years
Mary4579.9 years
William4075.9 years
Robert3671.3 years
John3275.2 years
Willie2977.7 years
Annie1681.5 years
Thomas1672.9 years
George1574.1 years
Mildred1576.1 years
Most common last names in Bells, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4572.7 years
Cole3173.0 years
Davis3075.1 years
Taylor2578.8 years
Moore2477.6 years
Johnson2368.2 years
Kail2075.9 years
Jones1980.3 years
Ellington1979.1 years
White1878.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bells, TN
  • 68.7%Electricity
  • 29.8%Utility gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bells, TN
  • 59.3%Electricity
  • 38.9%Utility gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used


Bells compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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