Obion County

Obion County, Tennessee

2 Bill Burnett Cir
Union City, TN 38261
Phone: (731) 885-3831
Fax: (731) 885-0287

On the northwestern border of TN; organized Oct 24, 1823 from Western District (Indian lands). Name Origin: For the Obion River, which runs through it; from an Indian word meaning either 'many forks or branches,' as of a river, or possibly a personal name

Area (sq mi):: 555.35 (land 544.91; water 10.43) Population per square mile: 59.10
Population 2005: 32,213 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 2.30% Population 2000: 32,450 (White 87.30%; Black or African American 9.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,409; median household $32,764; Population below poverty level: 13.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,338-$24,889
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Union City County seat (10,824)

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    Executive Director, Rob Adcock states, "With less than 10% of the organization's funding coming from Obion County businesses and individual donors, we've been forced to be more creative in finding sources for critical operation expenses.
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    The 43-year-old Goodyear plant was Obion County's largest employer until it closed in July, putting 1,800 employees from West Tennessee and western Kentucky out of work.
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