Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee
|Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee|
|Incorporated||June 2, 1981|
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|• Land||1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||522 ft (159 m)|
|• Density||164.8/sq mi (63.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652486|
Parkers Crossroads is located at .(35.781655, -88.389434)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 241 people, 107 households, and 80 families residing in the city. The population density was 164.8 people per square mile (63.7/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 75.9 per square mile (29.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.91% White, 14.52% African American, 3.32% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.
There were 107 households out of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.61.
In the city the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,792, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,303. About 19.0% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.6% of those sixty five or over. Parkers Crossroad is an infamous speed trap. The local Law enforcement agents have jurisdiction of roughly 2 miles of I-40 and have been accused of writing false ticket to out of state travelers in the hopes that they will not be contested. The motivation for this is most likely the enrichment of the cities coffers.
Parker's Crossroads's economy is fueled by Interstate 40. There are several gas stations, hotel/motels and restaurants located off the exit. Restaurants including Dairy Queen, McDonald's and Subway. Hotel/motels including, America's Best Value Inn and Knights Inn