Gleason, Tennessee

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Gleason, Tennessee
Town
Location of Gleason, Tennessee
Location of Gleason, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°12′56″N 88°36′44″W / 36.21556°N 88.61222°W / 36.21556; -88.61222Coordinates: 36°12′56″N 88°36′44″W / 36.21556°N 88.61222°W / 36.21556; -88.61222
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Weakley
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,445
 • Density 640.5/sq mi (247.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38229
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-29300[1]
GNIS feature ID 1303460[2]

Gleason is a town in Weakley County, Tennessee. The population was 1,445 at the 2010 census. The city also holds the annual Tater Town Parade and festival in the fall. The Ladies High School basketball team has won the State Championship on three separate occasions, in 1992, 1999 and 2007.

Geography[edit]

Gleason is located at 36°12′56″N 88°36′44″W / 36.21556°N 88.61222°W / 36.21556; -88.61222 (36.215641, -88.612114).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 388
1920 402 3.6%
1930 760 89.1%
1940 883 16.2%
1950 1,063 20.4%
1960 900 −15.3%
1970 1,314 46.0%
1980 1,335 1.6%
1990 1,402 5.0%
2000 1,463 4.4%
2010 1,445 −1.2%
Est. 2012 1,425 −1.4%
Sources:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,463 people, 599 households, and 431 families residing in the town. The population density was 640.5 people per square mile (247.7/km²). There were 657 housing units at an average density of 287.6 per square mile (111.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.43% White, 0.55% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.41% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 599 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,597, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $26,397 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,747. About 13.6% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[edit]

Mike Snider, Grand Ole Opry star, was born and maintains a home in Gleason.

Ashley McElhiney, attended Gleason School and won the Tennessee State 1A Miss Basketball in 1999. After a spectacular basketball career at Vanderbilt University, she became the first female manager of a male professional basketball team, the Nashville Rhythm.

Hugh Gordon Stoker (musician) (Jordanaires Quartet) The quartet backed up Elvis in many of his recordings. Gordon's twin brother was also Mayor of Gleason for a period of time.

Conner Verdell (student athlete) Played quarterback and shortstop in high school, maintained a 3.98 GPA and was also president of his class. He has since taken his talents to Knoxville to study Business Analytics.

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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. 

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