Fentress County is located in north-central Tennessee. The County Seat is Jamestown and the largest city is Jamestown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.fentresscountytn.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,855 and the 2010 census population was 17,959. The land area is 498.61 square miles and there are 36 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 72.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,300, there are 7,348 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,454, the median household income is $29,192, and 25.7% of the persons in Fentress County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,235. Retail sales (in $1000) were $140,548, and sales per capita were $8,075. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.3%.
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