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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.

People

Total Population 14,951
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,200
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,149
% Above Poverty Level 80.6%
% Below Poverty Level 19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $708
Median House Value $134,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 12.5%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station DICKSON
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
Station CHEATHAM LOCK AND DAM
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
Station NEAPOLIS EXP STN
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 1,536 $51,583
Charlotte 1,577 $48,000
Kingston Springs 2,767 $69,755
McEwen 1,812 $50,809
Vanleer 338 $48,958
White Bluff 3,299 $56,500

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

Dickson Public Libraries

Library
Dickson County Public Library And Life Long L
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
Emergency Service: Yes

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Dickson High Schools

DICKSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
509 HENSLEE DR
615-446-9003
Serves 1,380 students.

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