Dyer County, TennesseeDyer County, Tennessee Map
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.Statistics Founded 1823 SeatDyersburgLargest city Dyersburg Area
526 sq mi(1,364 km²)
510 sq mi (1,322 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 3.04% Population
73/sq mi (28/km²) Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Dyer County is a county located in the westmost part of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 37,279. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 37,829 . Its county seat is Dyersburg.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Noteworthy past events
- 4 Media
- 5 Cities and towns
- 6 Unincorporated communities
- 7 References
- 8 External links
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 526 square miles (1,364 km²), of which, 510 square miles (1,322 km²) of it is land and 16 square miles (41 km²) of it (3.04%) is water.
Dyer County is bisected by U.S. Route 51, the older major highway connecting Memphis with Chicago from south to north. To the west, Dyer County is connected to Missouri by Interstate 155 over the Mississippi River, providing the only highway connection, other than those at Memphis, between Tennessee and the states to the west of "The Father of the Waters".
- Lake County (north)
- Obion County (northeast)
- Gibson County (east)
- Crockett County (southeast)
- Lauderdale County (south)
- Mississippi County, Arkansas (southwest)
- Pemiscot County, Missouri (northwest)
DemographicsAge pyramid Dyer County
As of the census of 2000, there were 37,279 people, 14,751 households, and 10,458 families residing in the county. The population density was 73 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 16,123 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.40% White, 12.86% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,751 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,788, and the median income for a family was $39,848. Males had a median income of $31,182 versus $21,605 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,451. About 13.00% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.
Noteworthy past events
- WASL-FM 100.1 "Real Rock Variety" - SL 100
- WTRO-AM 1450 Oldies 1450
- WTNV 97.3 "Country" Eagle 97.3
- WWKF-FM 99.3 "Today's Best Music with Ace & TJ in the Morning"
- WENK-AM 1240 "The Greatest Hits of All Time"
- WTPR-AM 710 "The Greatest Hits of All Time"
Cities and towns
- ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
- ^ Based on 2000 census data
- ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
External linksv • d • eMunicipalities and communities of
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