Dyer, Tennessee

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Dyer, Tennessee

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High Points

Dyer strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Dyer Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 13% Dyer Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Dyer Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Dyer, Tennessee

Comparing Dyer to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Tennessee (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
People Above Poverty 4 6
Median Family Income 3 5
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 6 6
Housing Recently Built 5 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 8 9

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Dyer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Gibson
Standard Zip Codes 38330
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.077
Longitude -88.993

Dyer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 46 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
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Dyer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,406 100%
Male 1,041 43.3%
Female 1,365 56.7%
Under 18 529 22%
18+ 1,877 78%
65+ 572 23.8%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,933 80.3%
African-American 446 18.5%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 7 0.3%
Mixed Race 16 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.5%

Estimated Dyer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,418
Growth 12
Growth % 0.5%

Dyer Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.4%
US/American 25.2%
Irish 8.3%
German 6.6%
English 5.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
African 2.7%
Polish 1.7%
European 1%
Italian 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Lebanese 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Welsh 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
British 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dyer 2,406 $35,667
Bradford 1,113 $36,484
Greenfield 2,208 $35,417
Kenton 1,306 $37,788
Rutherford 1,272 $37,656
Trenton 4,683 $39,630
Yorkville 293 $37,813
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Dyer High Schools (2004)

P. O. BOX 190
Serves 647 students.

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1. South Fulton, Tennessee 86.8   29.4% 19.3% 10.5% 18 $35,608 7.1% 21% 2,517 16% 27.4 0.3% 7.6
2. Rocky Ford, Colorado 75.9   27.5% 17.6% 13.3% 19 $29,470 6.8% 27.6% 4,286 20.3% 26.4 0.3% 8.9
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