Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
Town
Location in the state of Tennessee
Location in the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°19′15″N 87°45′47″W / 36.32083°N 87.76306°W / 36.32083; -87.76306Coordinates: 36°19′15″N 87°45′47″W / 36.32083°N 87.76306°W / 36.32083; -87.76306
Country United States
State Tennessee
Counties Houston, Stewart
Settled approx. 1780
Incorporated (town) March 5, 1960
Government
 • Mayor Stony Odom (I) [1]
Area
 • Total 3.71 sq mi (9.61 km2)
 • Land 3.71 sq mi (9.61 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 742 ft (226 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,368
 • Density 360.3/sq mi (139.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37178
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-73460[2]
GNIS feature ID 1304045[3]

Tennessee Ridge is a town in Houston and Stewart counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The population was 1,334 at the 2000 census and 1,368 at the 2010 census.

The Stewart County portion of Tennessee Ridge is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Tennessee Ridge is located at 36°19′15″N 87°45′47″W / 36.32083°N 87.76306°W / 36.32083; -87.76306 (36.320797, -87.763012),[4] at an elevation of 742 feet above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), of which 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) is land and 0.27% is water.

Major roads and highways[edit]

ZIP code[edit]

The ZIP code used in the Tennessee Ridge area is 37178.

Area code[edit]

Tennessee Ridge uses the area code 931.

Government[edit]

  • Board of Commissioners, Mayor & Vice Mayor meets the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Tennessee Ridge Elementary School.

Elected officials[edit]

  • Town Mayor: Stony Odom
  • Vice-Mayor: Ann Dew
  • Town Recorder: Judge Woodrow Adams
  • Town Treasurer: Nancy Cobb
  • Town Manager: Kenneth Dunavant
  • Commissioners: Tim Alsobrooks, Ray Bradley, and Rebecca Hill

Public safety and utilities[edit]

  • Fire Chief: Spencer Bryant
  • Public Works Director & Water Supt.: Jerry Bryant
  • Utility Accounts: Leslie Rucker

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 324
1970 664 104.9%
1980 1,325 99.5%
1990 1,271 −4.1%
2000 1,334 5.0%
2010 1,368 2.5%
Est. 2012 1,369 0.1%
Sources:[5][6]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,334 people, 533 households, and 412 families residing in the town. The population density was 360.3 people per square mile (139.2/km²). There were 573 housing units at an average density of 154.7 per square mile (59.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.15% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 533 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,029, and the median income for a family was $35,880. Males had a median income of $28,833 versus $24,659 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,460. About 8.2% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

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