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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,098
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+6,465
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,523
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,311
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,488

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,702
% Above Poverty Level80%
% Below Poverty Level20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$724
Median House Value$137,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
Irish10.6%
English6.1%
Italian3.1%
Canadian1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Polish1%
French Except Basque1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
African0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
South African0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Dickson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dickson County
Standard Zip Codes37055
P.O. Box Zip Codes37056
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.07
Approximate Longitude-87.37

Dickson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDICKSON
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationCHEATHAM LOCK AND DAM
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationNEAPOLIS EXP STN
Distance33.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burns1,893$56,429
Charlotte1,696$55,000
Kingston Springs2,771$76,563
McEwen1,819$51,667
Vanleer323$47,500
White Bluff3,318$52,411

Dickson Public Libraries

Dickson County Public Library
206 HENSLEE DRIVE
Dickson, Tennessee
(615) 446-8293

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Dickson Hospitals

Horizon Medical Center
(Proprietary)
111 Highway 70 East
(615) 446-0446

Dickson Public Schools

Centennial Elementary
198 Upper Lake Dr
ZIP: 37055
(615) 446-0355
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Dickson County Adult High School
220 Mc Lemore St
ZIP: 37055
(615) 446-2114
High
Dickson County High School
509 Henslee Dr
ZIP: 37055
(615) 446-9003
High
Total Enrollment 1467
Dickson Elementary
120 W Broad St
ZIP: 37055
(615) 740-5837
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Dickson Head Start
119 West Broad St
ZIP: 37055
(931) 289-4135
Other
Dickson Middle School
401 E College St
ZIP: 37055
(615) 446-2273
Middle
Total Enrollment 1203
Oakmont Elementary
630 Hwy 46 South
ZIP: 37055
(615) 446-2435
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
The Discovery School
101 Henslee Dr
ZIP: 37055
(615) 441-4163
Primary
Total Enrollment 226

Dickson Private Schools

Dickson Adventist School
746 Highway 46 S
ZIP: 37055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
United Christian Academy
784 Highway 46 S
ZIP: 37055
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
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