Iron City, Tennessee

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Iron City, Tennessee
Census-designated place
Location of Iron City, Tennessee
Location of Iron City, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°1′32″N 87°35′1″W / 35.02556°N 87.58361°W / 35.02556; -87.58361Coordinates: 35°1′32″N 87°35′1″W / 35.02556°N 87.58361°W / 35.02556; -87.58361
Country United States
State Tennessee
Counties Lawrence, Wayne
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 180
 • Density 401.4/sq mi (155.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38463
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-37360[1]
GNIS feature ID 1289045[2]

Iron City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lawrence and Wayne counties, Tennessee. The population was 328 at the 2010 census when it was a city and 180 in 2013.

Iron City was incorporated as a city from 1962 until 2010, when its residents voted to disincorporate.[3]

Geography[edit]

Iron City is located at 35°1′32″N 87°35′1″W / 35.02556°N 87.58361°W / 35.02556; -87.58361 (35.025686, -87.583704).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 368 people, 151 households, and 107 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 401.4 people per square mile (154.4/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 173.5 per square mile (66.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.28% White, 2.17% African American, 0.27% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,625, and the median income for a family was $28,889. Males had a median income of $20,729 versus $15,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,185. About 15.1% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.1% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.

Iron City Blues[edit]

In 2008, the award-winning documentary film, Iron City Blues was released.[5] Iron City Blues follows biker/bluesman Big Mike Griffin as he travels to Iron City in order to write a song about the town's unique history.[6]

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. ^ Sandi Mashburn, "Iron City Is a City No More," Lawrence County (TN) Advocate, 30 May 2010. Accessed: 31 July 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ http://www.ironcityblues.com
  6. ^ http://www.ironcityblues.com/about.html,