Gates, Tennessee

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Gates, Tennessee
Town
Location of Gates, Tennessee
Location of Gates, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°50′21″N 89°24′25″W / 35.83917°N 89.40694°W / 35.83917; -89.40694Coordinates: 35°50′21″N 89°24′25″W / 35.83917°N 89.40694°W / 35.83917; -89.40694
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Lauderdale
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 312 ft (95 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 647
 • Density 1,272.5/sq mi (491.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38037
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-28740[1]
GNIS feature ID 1285236[2]

Gates is a town in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. The population was 901 at the 2000 census and 647 at the 2010 census showing a decline of 254.

Geography[edit]

Gates is located at 35°50′21″N 89°24′25″W / 35.83917°N 89.40694°W / 35.83917; -89.40694 (35.839253, -89.407058).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Gates is situated on the southeastern edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquake risk.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 204
1900 167 −18.1%
1910 292 74.9%
1920 393 34.6%
1930 314 −20.1%
1940 383 22.0%
1950 234 −38.9%
1960 291 24.4%
1970 523 79.7%
1980 729 39.4%
1990 608 −16.6%
2000 901 48.2%
2010 647 −28.2%
Est. 2012 644 −0.5%
Sources:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 901 people, 266 households, and 201 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,272.5 people per square mile (490.0/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 409.6 per square mile (157.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 45.95% White, 53.39% African American, 0.11% Native American, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 266 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 31.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 69.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 58.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,191, and the median income for a family was $29,653. Males had a median income of $24,615 versus $22,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,910. About 26.3% of families and 26.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 40.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.