Medon, Tennessee

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Medon, Tennessee
City
Location of Medon, Tennessee
Location of Medon, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°27′31″N 88°52′2″W / 35.45861°N 88.86722°W / 35.45861; -88.86722Coordinates: 35°27′31″N 88°52′2″W / 35.45861°N 88.86722°W / 35.45861; -88.86722
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Madison
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 178
 • Density 196.3/sq mi (75.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38356
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-47020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1293534[2]

Medon is a city in Madison County, Tennessee. It is included in the Jackson, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 178 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Medon is located on Tennessee Route 18 between Jackson and Bolivar, north of Chickasaw State Park and north-northwest of Deanburg, at 35°27′31″N 88°52′02″W / 35.458622°N 88.867284°W / 35.458622; -88.867284.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 114
1930 117 2.6%
1940 97 −17.1%
1950 115 18.6%
1960 97 −15.7%
1970 136 40.2%
1980 169 24.3%
1990 137 −18.9%
2000 191 39.4%
2010 178 −6.8%
Est. 2012 178 0.0%
Sources:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 191 people, 78 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 196.3 people per square mile (76.0/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 85.3 per square mile (33.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.62% White, 5.76% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, and 1.57% from two or more races.

There were 78 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,750, and the median income for a family was $27,813. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,313. About 15.2% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Economy[edit]

Medon was traditionally a farming community. It is now part of the Jackson, Tennessee metropolitan area, and many of its residents commute to Jackson or to jobs in other suburbs.

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.