Puryear, Tennessee

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Puryear, Tennessee

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Puryear Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Puryear Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Puryear Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Puryear, Tennessee

Comparing Puryear 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
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
Median Family Income 4 5
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Housing Recently Built 7 3
People Living Alone 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


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

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Puryear Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 38251
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.444
Longitude -88.334

Puryear Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PARIS 2 SE
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Station MURRAY
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 44 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 55.2 inches
Distance 23.2 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
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Puryear Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 667 100%
Male 320 48%
Female 347 52%
Under 18 132 19.8%
18+ 535 80.2%
65+ 145 21.7%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.73
White 638 95.7%
African-American 18 2.7%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Puryear Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 670
Growth 3
Growth % 0.4%

Puryear 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
US/American 39%
English 14.7%
German 12%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
Irish 8.6%
Dutch 4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 2.1%
Polish 1.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Puryear 667 $36,042
Big Sandy 518 $26,354
Dresden 2,855 $37,321
Gleason 1,463 $35,000
Henry 520 $30,714
McKenzie 5,295 $34,322
Paris 9,763 $32,258
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