Introduction to Dickson, Tennessee

Dickson, Tennessee, in Dickson county, is 31 miles S of Clarksville, Tennessee and 34 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is conveniently located inside the Nashville metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,244 people in Dickson.

Dickson History

Dickson was named after Congressman Dr. William Dickson. The city was formerly known as Mile Post 42. It was renamed Sneedsville as the community grew in the subsequent years. Now known as Dickson, the city is the largest city in Dickinson County.

Dickson and nearby Attractions

  • Montgomery Bell State Park
  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
  • Museum of Tobacco Art and History
  • Waverly Train Explosion Memorial Museum
  • Percy Warner Park

Things To Do In Dickson

Dickson offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including the Montgomery Bell State Park and the Broadway Drive-in Theater. Local annual celebrations include the Dickson County Fair.

Dickson Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Dickson Higher Education

The Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University and Nashville State Technical Institute.


Total Population 14,814
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,244
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $27,120
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,734
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,138


Median Family Income $45,830
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $716
Median House Value $133,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 12.8%

Dickson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles S of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee
County Dickson
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37055
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37056
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.076
Longitude -87.387

Dickson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burns 1,534 $57,188
Charlotte 1,610 $50,703
Kingston Springs 2,759 $79,063
McEwen 1,823 $44,659
Vanleer 387 $47,292
White Bluff 3,269 $48,409

Dickson Public Libraries

Dickson County Public Library And Life Long L
Dickson, Tennessee
(615) 446-8293
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Dickson Hospitals

(615) 446-0446
Emergency Service: Yes

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