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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,867
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+6,639
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,701
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,181

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,188
% Above Poverty Level77%
% Below Poverty Level23%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$602
Median House Value$103,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.3%
Irish13.2%
German7.8%
English6.7%
Scottish2.3%
Polish1.5%
Dutch1%
African0.9%
Italian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Dyersburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dyer County
Standard Zip Codes38024
P.O. Box Zip Codes38025
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.03
Approximate Longitude-89.38

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)

StationDYERSBURG AP
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 46 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationNEWBERN
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 44 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationBLYTHEVILLE
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Friendship591$44,688
Gates581$31,250
Halls2,604$43,698
Newbern3,277$51,979
Trimble423$42,083
Yorkville288$68,125

Dyersburg Public Libraries

Mciver`s Grant Public Library
410 WEST COURT STREET
Dyersburg, Tennessee
(731) 285-5032

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Dyersburg Hospitals

Dyersburg Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
400 Tickle St
(731) 285-2410

Dyersburg Public Schools

Dyersburg High School
125 Highway 51 By- Pass West
ZIP: 38024
(731) 286-3630
High
Total Enrollment 783
Dyersburg Intermediate School
725 Tibbs St
ZIP: 38024
(731) 286-3620
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Dyersburg Middle School
400 Frank Maynard Dr
ZIP: 38024
(731) 286-3625
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Dyersburg Primary
1425 Frank Maynard Dr
ZIP: 38024
(731) 286-3615
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
Fifth Consolidated School
2371 Millsfield Hw
ZIP: 38024
(731) 285-2840
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Holice Powell Elementary
988 Highway 210 South
ZIP: 38024
(731) 285-1994
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Three Oaks Middle School
3200 Upper Finley St
ZIP: 38024
(731) 285-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 482

Dyersburg Private Schools

Christ Classical Academy
1005 Us Highway 51 Bypass W
ZIP: 38024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 151
Mcdowell Center For Children
711 Us Highway 51 Byp S
ZIP: 38024
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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