Dyer County

Dyer County, Tennessee

PO Box 1360
Dyersburg, TN 38025
Phone: (731) 286-7814
Fax: (731) 288-7719
www.co.dyer.tn.us

On northwestern border of TN, northwest of Jackson; organized Oct 16, 1823 from Western District (Indian lands). Name Origin: For Robert H. Dyer, a prominent fighter in the Indian wars

Area (sq mi):: 526.48 (land 510.50; water 15.98) Population per square mile: 74.10
Population 2005: 37,829 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 7.00% Population 2000: 37,279 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 12.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,451; median household $32,788; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,372-$25,047
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dyersburg County seat (17,406)

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    Large Varsity Coed (21-30 members; 8+ males): Dyer County High School -- Newbern, Tenn.
    Kendra Turner, a senior of Dyer County High School, was suspended as she said "bless you" to her friend who had sneezed.
    A leading distributor and manufacturer of home remodeling, municipal and building construction materials, the company intends to make 85 new jobs in Dyer County.
    gov; Investigator Chris Hensley, New Madrid, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, at 573-748-2516; Investigator Terry McCreight, Dyer County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Office, at 731-285-2802, extension 112 or tmccreight@co.
    He noted (hat he had served as an expert witness in another suit in Dyer County in 2007, and said he researched the medical community in the area at that time.
    will receive grants resulting from the Dyer County and Dyersburg City governments joining together to create a program called The Dyer County Promise.
    Local emergency officials reported eight deaths in west Tennessee's Dyer County, and three in neighbouring Gibson County, said Kurt Pickering, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
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    Though a state investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing by police, a Dyer County grand jury looked into the incident, too.