Location of Trimble, Tennessee
|Named for||Robert Trimble|
|• Mayor||James A. Davis|
|• Total||0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Land||0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||299 ft (91 m)|
|• Density||1,100/sq mi (370/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1304164|
Trimble is located at (36.202228, -89.189013).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square mile (1.7 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 728 people, 307 households, and 209 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,140.9 people per square mile (439.2/km²). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 515.6 per square mile (198.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.21% White, 0.69% African American, 0.41% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There were 307 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,000, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $19,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,991. About 7.2% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.
James A. Davis (Mayor), a lifetime resident of Trimble, Tennessee who graduated from Trimble High School before serving in the United States Army. Davis' political career began with his appointment as Vice-Mayor of Trimble, Tennessee in 2001, followed by his first election to the Mayor's seat in 2002. As an active member of his hometown, Davis won an election to the town Board of Alderman in 2006, was appointed as Vice-Mayor for a second term in 2007, and won re-elections as the town's Mayor in 2004, 2008, and 2012. Davis currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Tennessee Development District, representing Dyer County
Parks and Recreation
The town features a gazebo and covered bridge that is often used for weddings.
The town is home to the Trimble First Baptist Church, the First Assembly of God and Trimble First United Methodist.
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