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Overview

Introduction to Dyersburg, Tennessee

Dyersburg, Tennessee, in Dyer county, is 43 miles NW of Jackson, Tennessee and 71 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Dyersburg History

Dyersburg was named after Colonel Robert Henry Dyer, an Indian fighter. Located on the Forked Deer River, the city was formerly known as McIver’s Bluff. The city is the county seat of Dyer County, which was established in 1823. Dyersburg was founded by Joel H. Dyer and John McIver in 1825.

Dyersburg and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Magic & History
  • General Otto French Strahl Memorial
  • Newbern Depot and Railroad Museum
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Graham Park

Things To Do In Dyersburg

Dyersburg offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation at the Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge, the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and the Martin Recreation Complex. The Big Cypress Tree Sate Park and the Reelfoot Lake State Park are nearby as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Farms Golf Club.

Dyersburg Transportation

Flights are available from Memphis International Airport.

Dyersburg Higher Education

Dyersburg State Community College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Union University, Jackson State Community College and the University of Tennessee-Martin.

People

Total Population 16,932
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,655
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,500
% Above Poverty Level 76.5%
% Below Poverty Level 23.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $94,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dyersburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles NW of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Dyer
Standard Zip Codes 38024
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38025
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.034
Longitude -89.385

Dyersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DYERSBURG AP
Distance 1.5 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
Station NEWBERN
Distance 8.7 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
Station BLYTHEVILLE
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Friendship 775 $46,250
Gates 792 $25,063
Halls 2,547 $45,714
Newbern 3,314 $41,635
Trimble 502 $32,404
Yorkville 448 $62,763

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dyersburg Public Libraries

Library
Mciver's Grant Public Library
204 N. MILL STREET
Dyersburg, Tennessee
(731) 285-5032

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Dyersburg Hospitals

DYERSBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
400 TICKLE ST
(731) 285-2410
Emergency Service: Yes

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Dyersburg High Schools

DYERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
HIGHWAY 51 BY- PASS WEST
731-286-3630
Serves 924 students.

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