Puryear, Tennessee

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Puryear, Tennessee
Location in Henry County, Tennessee
Location in Henry County, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°26′41″N 88°20′2″W / 36.44472°N 88.33389°W / 36.44472; -88.33389Coordinates: 36°26′41″N 88°20′2″W / 36.44472°N 88.33389°W / 36.44472; -88.33389
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyHenry
Area
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
607 ft (185 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total671
 • Estimate 
(2018)[1]
667
 • Density733/sq mi (283.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38251
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-61160[2]
GNIS feature ID1298712[3]

Puryear is a city in Henry County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 671 at the 2010 census.[4]

Geography[edit]

Puryear is located in northern Henry County at 36°26′41″N 88°20′2″W / 36.44472°N 88.33389°W / 36.44472; -88.33389 (36.444853, -88.333770).[5] U.S. Route 641 passes through the east side of the city, leading north 4 miles (6 km) to Hazel, Kentucky, and south 10 miles (16 km) to Paris, the Henry county seat. Tennessee State Route 140 passes through the center of Puryear, leading east 12 miles (19 km) to U.S. Route 79 near Paris Landing State Park on Kentucky Lake, and west 8 miles (13 km) to SR 69 near Jones Mill.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Puryear has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), all land.[4] The Tennessee Valley Divide runs along the western edge of the city; most of Puryear drains north via the East Fork of the Clarks River, eventually reaching the Tennessee River just south of its confluence with the Ohio River, while the westernmost part of Puryear drains west via Clear Creek to the North Fork of the Obion River, a tributary of the Mississippi.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910254
192032528.0%
19303518.0%
19403684.8%
195043016.8%
1960408−5.1%
197045812.3%
198062436.2%
1990592−5.1%
200066712.7%
20106710.6%
Est. 2018667[1]−0.6%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 667 people, 284 households, and 191 families residing in the city. The population density was 730.0 people per square mile (283.0/km²). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 359.0 per square mile (139.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.65% White, 2.70% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 284 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $36,042. Males had a median income of $22,315 versus $20,481 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,131. About 7.4% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Puryear city, Tennessee". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.