Dresden, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Dresden, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Dresden had a population of 2,933 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Dresden is located at latitude 36.2799 and longitude -88.6991 in Weakley County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dresden (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Weakley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 427 feet.

The Town of Dresden (GNIS ID: 2406395) 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 Town of Dresden is located within Commissioner District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Weakley County.

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Dresden, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,933
Population in Households 2,826
Population in Familes 2,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 527
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $38,183
Average Household Income $53,376
Per Capita Income $22,959


Total Housing Units 1,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 864 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 373 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $99,464
Average Home Value $174,682


Total Households 1,237
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 820
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.29% -0.45%
Households -0.13% -0.41%
Families 0.39% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Dresden, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dresden to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 154 64th
Population Density # 209 51st
Diversity Index # 251 41st
Median Household Income # 269 37th
Per Capita Income # 196 54th

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