Dyer County

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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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