Gallaway, Tennessee

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Gallaway, Tennessee
City
Location in Fayette County and the state of Tennessee
Location in Fayette County and the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°19′36″N 89°36′59″W / 35.32667°N 89.61639°W / 35.32667; -89.61639Coordinates: 35°19′36″N 89°36′59″W / 35.32667°N 89.61639°W / 35.32667; -89.61639
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Land 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 680
 • Density 111/sq mi (42.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38036
Area code(s) 901
FIPS code 47-28560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1285101[2]

Gallaway is a city in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 680 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Gallaway is located in northwestern Fayette County at 35°19′36″N 89°36′59″W / 35.32667°N 89.61639°W / 35.32667; -89.61639 (35.326725, -89.616484).[4] U.S. Routes 70 and 79 pass through the northwest side of the city as a single two-lane highway, leading northeast 5 miles (8 km) to Braden and southwest 4 miles (6 km) to Arlington. Downtown Memphis is 30 miles (48 km) to the southwest. Tennessee State Route 196 leads south 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to Hickory Withe.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Gallaway has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km2), all land.[3] The Loosahatchie River, a tributary of the Mississippi, flows from east to west through the southern part of the city limits.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 91
1890 81 −11.0%
1900 77 −4.9%
1970 304
1980 804 164.5%
1990 762 −5.2%
2000 666 −12.6%
2010 680 2.1%
Est. 2015 658 [5] −3.2%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 666 people, 235 households, and 145 families residing in the city. The population density was 188.1 people per square mile (72.6/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 75.4 per square mile (29.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 39.94% White, 59.01% African American, 0.15% Native American, and 0.90% from two or more races.

There were 235 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.8% were married couples living together, 28.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 36.2% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $15,192, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $25,179 versus $16,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,836. About 35.5% of families and 43.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.6% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Commerce[edit]

The town's largest employer is Medical Action Industries, a producer of plastic medical supplies and patient bedside items.

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