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The City of Dyersburg had a population of 16,969 as of July 1, 2016. Dyersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dyersburg is located at latitude 36.0449 and longitude -89.3779 in Dyer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dyersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Dyer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 308 feet.

The City of Dyersburg (GNIS ID: 2403525) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dyersburg is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dyer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dyersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dyersburg: Dyersburgh, Dyersville, McIvers Bluff.

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Dyersburg, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,969
Population in Households 16,460
Population in Familes 12,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 509
Population Density1 978
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 6,846
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,288
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,146 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,700 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 947 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $93,507
Average Home Value $143,537


Median Household Income $35,473
Average Household Income $50,401
Per Capita Income $20,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.14%
Households -0.22% -0.18%
Families -0.39% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dyersburg, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dyersburg to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 93rd
Population Density1 # 80 81st
Diversity Index2 # 41 91st
Median Household Income # 268 37th
Per Capita Income # 204 52nd

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