Brazil-Gibson Wells, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 1,421.
Males: 724  (51.0%)
Females: 697  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 38382

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,715 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Brazil-Gibson Wells:

$36,715
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,831 (it was $14,694 in 2000)

Brazil-Gibson Wells CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,491 (it was $54,300 in 2000)
Brazil-Gibson Wells:

$71,491
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $81,905; Detached houses: $95,464; Townhouses or other attached units: $56,346; Mobile homes: $43,172
Brazil-Gibson Wells races chart
  • White alone - 1,282 (90.7%)
  • Black alone - 105 (7.4%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.07%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brazil-Gibson Wells: 126.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 82.7 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Brazil-Gibson Wells:

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brazil-Gibson Wells CCD:

  • Never married: 13.3%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Brazil-Gibson Wells CCD:  0.6% ($326)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (25.0 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (75.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (415.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Trenton, TN (2.8 miles ), Friendship, TN (3.1 miles ), Dyer, TN (3.2 miles ), Alamo, TN (3.2 miles ), Gadsden, TN (3.4 miles ), Humboldt, TN (3.4 miles ), Maury City, TN (3.4 miles ), Yorkville, TN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 89.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 731

Brazil-Gibson Wells household income distribution Brazil-Gibson Wells home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Work and jobs in Brazil-Gibson Wells: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Brazil-Gibson Wells, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brazil-Gibson Wells-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Brazil-Gibson Wells place center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the place center caused $100,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brazil-Gibson Wells-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from Brazil-Gibson Wells center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 186.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from Brazil-Gibson Wells center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gibson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Brazil-Gibson Wells:

  • GIBSON GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; TRENTON, TN)
  • ALAMO NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALAMO, TN)
  • TRENTON PLACE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TRENTON, TN)
  • DCI HUMBOLDT (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, TN)
  • DYER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DYER, TN)
  • HUMBOLDT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; HUMBOLDT, TN)
  • BAILEY PARK CLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HUMBOLDT, TN)

Amtrak station near Brazil-Gibson Wells:

  • 17 miles: NEWBERN/DYERSBURG (NEWBERN, 108 JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brazil-Gibson Wells:

  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 20 miles; Dyersburg, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,211)
  • Union University (about 22 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 26 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 31 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Bethel University (about 35 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Murray State University (about 63 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Rhodes College (about 75 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)

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Notable locations in Brazil-Gibson Wells: Central (A), Gibson County Fire Department Station 1 Springhill (B), Gibson County Fire Department Station 3 Brazil (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brazil-Gibson Wells include: Smyrna Church (A), Doris Chapel (B), Poplar Grove Church (C), Jones Grove Church (D), Christian Chapel (E), Brazil Methodist Church (F), Gibson Wells Methodist Church (G), Spring Hill Baptist Church (H), Wards Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walnut Grove Cemetery (1), Wilson Cemetery (2), Bradford Cemetery (3), Motley Cemetery (4), Spring Hill Cemetery (5), Olive Branch Cemetery (6), Bowers Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: W H Bowers Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bethel Branch (A), Doakville Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gibson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 45.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.6%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.9%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.9%
Whole state:

13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.8%

Brazil-Gibson Wells compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (37%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brazil-Gibson Wells CCD (based on Gibson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.27%
Here: 69.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents61.0%13.6%9.0%4.8%2.9%
Congregations33.8%18.5%19.7%10.8%3.2%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.5%1.2%2.1%
Congregations0.6%1.3%2.5%1.3%8.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Gibson County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Gibson County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Gibson County:

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Gibson County:

30.2%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

13.5%

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madison County, TN  1.55% ($32,760 average AGI)
from Carroll County, TN  0.38% ($34,500)
from Crockett County, TN  0.30% ($24,472)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, TN  1.18% ($31,184 average AGI)
to Carroll County, TN  0.46% ($23,638)
to Crockett County, TN  0.29% ($21,640)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brazil-Gibson Wells:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WCTA (810 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ALAMO, TN; Owner: BILLY H. WILLIAMS)
  • WHMT (1190 AM; daytime; 0 kW; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: BOYD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brazil-Gibson Wells:

  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWGM (93.1 FM; ALAMO, TN; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WASL (100.1 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: DR PEPPER PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.)
  • WLSQ-FM (94.3 FM; DYER, TN; Owner: F. DARRELL BOYD)
  • WLSZ (105.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: BOYD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTNE-FM (97.7 FM; TRENTON, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKNP (90.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICTNS FOUNDTN)
  • W205BN (88.9 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNQ (90.7 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMS. FOUNDATION)
  • WZDQ (102.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAPO (90.5 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAUV (89.7 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTKB-FM (93.7 FM; ATWOOD, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNWS-FM (101.5 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: RADIOCORP OF JACKSON, INC.)
  • W202BG (88.3 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKVZ (94.9 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Brazil-Gibson Wells:

  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDYR-CA (Channel 33; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W35AH (Channel 35; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25BY (Channel 25; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BY (Channel 38; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54BU (Channel 54; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
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