Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Dyer County

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Dyer County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

West Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

512.3

County Seat

Dyersburg

Metropolitan Area

West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area

ECD Region

Northwest

Population

Population

(2014)

38,335

Population

(2019)

36,801

Population Change

(2014 - 2019)

-4.00%

Population Forecast

(2040)

37,298

Foreign Born Population

713

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

1.90%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

3.40%

Civilian Veteran Population

1,987

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

77.70%

Black or African American, alone

14.60%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.20%

Asian, alone

0.60%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.00%

Some Other Race, alone

1.90%

Two or More Races

4.90%

Hispanic or Latino

3.50%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 6.30%

Female: 5.60%

Total: 6.00%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 25.60%

Female: 22.40%

Total: 23.90%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 59.20%

Female: 58.50%

Total: 58.90%

65 Years and Over

Male: 15.20%

Female: 19.10%

Total: 17.20%

Median Age

Male: 38.9

Female: 41.6

Total: 40.5

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 5-Year American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 Annual Population Estimates
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tennessee State Data Center (2018)

Housing & Income

Housing & Income

Households

15,036

Homeownership Rate

61.5%

Persons Per Household

2.44

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

84.3%

Median Home Value

$103,800

Annual Home Sales

406

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$130,500

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

18.6%

Total Personal Income

$1,581,188

Personal Income Per Capita

$42,552

County Median Wage

$16.56

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

9.6%

$10,000 to $14,999

5.8%

$15,000 to $24,999

13.1%

$25,000 to $34,999

11.4%

$35,000 to $49,999

14.9%

$50,000 to $74,999

19.1%

$75,000 to $99,999

9.9%

$100,000 to $149,999

10.4%

$150,000 to $199,999

3.1%

$200,000 or More

2.8%

Median Household Income

$44,185

Percentage of Households by Income Range

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2019)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2019)
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (2020)

Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property Tax Rate (County)

$2.3700

State Property Tax

None

Assessment Ratio: Residential Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Farm Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Commercial/Industrial Property

40%

Assessment Ratio: Public Utility Property

55%

Assessment Ratio: Business Personal Property

30%

State Tax

State Income Tax on Wages

None

State Income Tax: Interest from Bonds and Notes and Dividends from Stock

None (Hall Income tax was fully repealed January 1, 2021)

Excise Tax (State)

6.5% of Tennessee taxable income

Franchise Tax (state)

0.25% of the greater of net worth or real and tangible property in Tennessee. The minimum tax is $100.

Unemployment Insurance Tax (state)

2.7% of the first $7,000 in wages for new employers

Sales Tax

State Sales Tax Rate

7.00%

County Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

Local Sales Tax Collections

(FY 2020)

$16,639,241

Local Sales Tax Collections

(FY 2019)

$13,773,745

Local Sales Tax Collections Growth

(FY 2019 - FY 2020)

20.8%

State Bond Ratings

Moody's

Aaa

Standard & Poor's

AAA

Fitch

AAA

Debt per Capita

State Debt per Capita

$986 (lowest in U.S.)

County Debt Per Capita

$651

Sources:
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2020)
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2020)
The Tax Foundation (2020)

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2019)
Tennessee
Dyer

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,287,422

Dyer: 15,879

Employment

Tennessee: 3,041,838

Dyer: 14,603

Unemployment

Tennessee: 245,584

Dyer: 1,276

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 7.5%

Dyer: 8.0%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Dyer

2016

Tennessee: 3.7%

Dyer: 4.8%

2017

Tennessee: 3.5%

Dyer: 4.6%

2018

Tennessee: 3.4%

Dyer: 4.8%

2019

Tennessee: 7.5%

Dyer: 8.0%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2020)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 62

Establishments: 15

Avg. Annual Wages: $32,838

Construction

Employment: 761

Establishments: 73

Employment: $56,543

Manufacturing

Employment: 3,879

Establishments: 46

Employment: $57,985

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 517

Establishments: 47

Employment: $65,241

Retail Trade

Employment: 1,744

Establishments: 152

Employment: $30,363

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 730

Establishments: 27

Employment: $52,965

Information

Employment: 56

Establishments: 9

Employment: $51,632

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 450

Establishments: 51

Employment: $70,588

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 86

Establishments: 26

Employment: $35,507

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 242

Establishments: 42

Employment: $81,334

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 16

Establishments: 1

Employment: $75,362

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 588

Establishments: 50

Employment: $26,368

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 1,304

Establishments: 102

Employment: $39,973

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 105

Establishments: 7

Employment: $14,677

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 1,349

Establishments: 72

Employment: $16,887

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 239

Establishments: 66

Employment: $31,409

Government

Employment: 2,964

Establishments: 53

Employment: $44,564

Total

Employment: 15,094

Establishments: 843

Employment: $45,445

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Farm and Home Management Educators

Employment: 28

Location Quotient*: 28.01

Tire Builders

Employment: 45

Location Quotient*: 22.3

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Employment: 71

Location Quotient*: 15.05

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Employment: 14

Location Quotient*: 9.87

Pharmacy Aides

Employment: 33

Location Quotient*: 8.51

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

471

Aerospace & Defense

0

Appliances & Electrical

605

Automotive

652

Business Services

144

Chemicals

62

Distribution & Logistics

808

Film, Music & Entertainment

0

Food & Beverage

1,145

Healthcare & Medical Devices

0

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

ERMCO

Est. Employees: 820

City: Dyersburg

Tyson Foods

Est. Employees: 651

City: Newbern

Dyer County Board of Education

Est. Employees: 563

City: Dyersburg

Dyersburg State Community College

Est. Employees: 500

City: Dyersburg

Rough Country Suspension

Est. Employees: 500

City: Dyersburg

West TN Healthcare Dyersburg

Est. Employees: 419

City: Dyersburg

Dyersburg City Schools

Est. Employees: 400

City: Dyersburg

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Est. Employees: 400

City: Dyersburg

NSK Steering Systems America, Inc.

Est. Employees: 335

City: Dyersburg

City of Dyersburg

Est. Employees: 300

City: Dyersburg

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

McKellar Sipes (Jackson)

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

48

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

7

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Dyersburg Municipal

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

5,698'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

19.6

Access of Interstate

I-155

U.S. Highways

51, 412

State Highways

3, 20, 77, 78, 89, 103, 104, 105, 181, 182, 210, 211

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Tiptonville (Cates Landing)

Railroads Serving County

Illinois Central Railroad, TenKen Railroad Co.

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Transportation
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

Education

General Stats
Dyer
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Dyer: 85.90%

Tennessee: 89.50%

Population Aged 25-64 With Associate's Degree Or Higher

Dyer: 28.50%

Tennessee: 36.70%

Population Aged 25-64 With Bachelor's Degree Or Higher

Dyer: 19.30%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Dyer: 93%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Dyer: 69.90%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Dyer: 20.7

Tennessee: 20.2

High School Graduation Rate
College Going Rate
Average ACT Score
Dyer County Schools
Enrollment

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 1,680

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 932

High Schools

Enrollment: 1,136

Dyersburg City Schools
Enrollment

Elemetary Schools

Enrollment: 1,215

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 543

High Schools

Enrollment: 782

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

Dyersburg State Community College

City: Dyersburg

Enrollment: 2,845

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern

City: Newbern

Enrollment: 555

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley

City: Ripley

Enrollment: 718

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 1-Year American Community Survey,
U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Department of Education (2017-2018)
National Center for Education Statistics (2016-2017)
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

† Regional higher education institutions include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Health & Public Safety

Doctors

Number of Doctors

42

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

37.2%

Children** (Grade 8)

40.5%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg Hospital

Number of Beds: 225

City: Dyersburg

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union City

Number of Beds: 137

City: Union City

Milan General Hospital

Number of Beds: 70

City: Milan

Lauderdale Community Hospital

Number of Beds: 25

City: Ripley

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Health (2014)
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (2014)

† Regional hospitals include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Climate

Climate

Average High Temperature

70.1°F

Average Low Temperature

49.3°F

Average Annual Temperature

59.7°F

Annual Rainfall

51.11"

Elevation (at County Seat)

300'

Prevailing Winds

South-Southwest

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Dyersburg

Population (2019)

16,476

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$2.37

Phone Number

(731) 286-7604

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Newbern

Population (2019)

3,314

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.31

Phone Number

(731) 627-3221

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Trimble

Population (2019)

523

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.71

Phone Number

(731) 297-3955

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Additional Community Information

ThreeStar Certified County

Yes

Sources:
Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2015)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2015)
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

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