Bells is a city located in Crockett County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,171.
Bells is located at 35°43'6" North, 89°5'7" West (35.718423, _89.085385)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 km˛ (2.3 mi˛). 5.9 km˛ (2.3 mi˛) of it is land and 0.44% is water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,171 people, 806 households, and 559 families residing in the city. The population density is 369.3/km˛ (955.6/mi˛). There are 878 housing units at an average density of 149.3/km˛ (386.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 67.11% White, 21.19% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 10.78% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 22.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 806 households out of which 36.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% are married couples living together, 14.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% are non-families. 27.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.28.
In the city the population is spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,238, and the median income for a family is $31,827. Males have a median income of $26,184 versus $19,602 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,455. 22.9% of the population and 14.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.6% of those under the age of 18 and 15.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.