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Dyer, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Dyer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gibson County at latitude 36.0711 and longitude -88.9924. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dyer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dyer, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dyer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dyer (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dyer: Dyer Station.

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Dyer, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,356
Population in Households 2,273
Population in Familes 1,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 1,035
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 905
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 634
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 275 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $96,266
Average Home Value $132,897


Median Household Income $37,324
Average Household Income $45,752
Per Capita Income $18,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.02%
Households 0.08% -0.02%
Families 0.8% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Dyer, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dyer to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 177 59th
Population Density1 # 65 85th
Diversity Index2 # 116 73rd
Median Household Income # 212 51st
Per Capita Income # 291 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.