Vanleer, Tennessee

Coordinates: 36°14′15″N 87°26′41″W / 36.23750°N 87.44472°W / 36.23750; -87.44472
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Vanleer, Tennessee
Location of Vanleer in Dickson County, Tennessee.
Location of Vanleer in Dickson County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°14′15″N 87°26′41″W / 36.23750°N 87.44472°W / 36.23750; -87.44472
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyDickson
Incorporated1915[1]
Named forAnthony Wayne Van Leer[1]
Government
 • MayorHeath Ellis [2]
Area
 • Total2.06 sq mi (5.33 km2)
 • Land2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation843 ft (257 m)
Population
 • Total374
 • Density182.44/sq mi (70.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37181
Area code615
FIPS code47-76860[6]
GNIS feature ID1304296[4]

Vanleer is a town in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States. The population was estimated to be 422 in 2019, up from 395 at the 2010 census. The town is approximately 49 miles northwest of Nashville and is located within the city's greater metropolitan area.

The town is named for Anthony Wayne Van Leer, onetime operator of the iron works in nearby Cumberland Furnace.[7]

Geography[edit]

Vanleer is located at 36°14′15″N 87°26′41″W / 36.23750°N 87.44472°W / 36.23750; -87.44472 (36.237444, -87.444807).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1920180
193024335.0%
1940206−15.2%
195024318.0%
1960234−3.7%
197032036.8%
198040125.3%
1990369−8.0%
2000310−16.0%
201039527.4%
2020374−5.3%
Sources:[9][10][5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 310 people, 124 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 500.9 inhabitants per square mile (193.4/km2). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 227.8 per square mile (88.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.52% White, 0.65% African American, and 4.84% from two or more races.

There were 124 households, out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,607, and the median income for a family was $30,500. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,572. About 28.7% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.2% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

  • Vanleer Elementary School, a public school operated by the Dickson County Public Schools, grades 1 – 5

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Brief History of Vanleer Archived September 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine," Dickson County Historical and Genealogical Society website, originally published in Heritage Book of Dickson County, 1803-2006. Retrieved: 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Vanleer". mtas.tennessee.edu. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vanleer, Tennessee
  5. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ "Anthony Wayne Van Leer". Van Leer Archives. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ Barnes, Dustin. "Luke Perry buried near Tennessee home, according to death certificate". The Tennessean. Retrieved March 14, 2019.