Fentress County

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Fentress County, Tennessee

PO Box 823
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: (931) 879-8014
Fax: (931) 879-8438
www.jamestowntn.org

In north-central TN, northwest of Oak Ridge; organized Nov 28, 1823 from Overton, White, and Morgan counties. Name Origin: For James Fentress, speaker of the TN House of Representatives

Area (sq mi):: 498.97 (land 498.64; water 0.33) Population per square mile: 34.40
Population 2005: 17,159 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 3.20%; 1990-2000 13.30% Population 2000: 16,625 (White 98.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,999; median household $23,238; Population below poverty level: 23.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,598-$20,325
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.30% Median travel time to work: 29.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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