Darden, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 2,633.
Males: 1,278  (48.6%)
Females: 1,355  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 38351

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,670 (it was $32,989 in 2000)
Darden:

$37,670
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,415 (it was $15,946 in 2000)

Darden CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,425 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Darden:

$94,425
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $95,686; Detached houses: $115,179; Townhouses or other attached units: $45,019; Mobile homes: $40,278
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  • White alone - 2,322 (92.2%)
  • Black alone - 160 (6.4%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Darden: 136.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 406 feet

Land area: 100.7 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

Darden, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Darden:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Darden CCD:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.0%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Darden, Tennessee as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Darden to the number of sex offenders is 658 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Darden CCD:  0.4% ($240)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Darden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (32.7 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (88.8 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (426.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chesterfield, TN (2.0 miles ), Parsons, TN (2.7 miles ), Lexington, TN (3.0 miles ), Decaturville, TN (3.2 miles ), Parkers Crossroads, TN (3.2 miles ), Wildersville, TN (3.4 miles ), Scotts Hill, TN (3.5 miles ), Clarksburg, TN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.69 N, Longitude: 88.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 731

Darden household income distribution Darden home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.1%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Darden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Darden, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Darden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Darden place center killed 3 people and injured 60 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 tornado 4.7 miles away from the place center killed 38 people and injured 157 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Darden-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% 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 107.0 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 192.0 miles away from Darden center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from the city 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 124.9 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 88.2 miles away from Darden center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.9 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 Henderson County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 4, 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 Darden:

  • (CLOSED) GOLDEN BUTTERFLY HC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PARSONS, TN)
  • TENNESSEE QUALITY HOMECARE SW (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PARSONS, TN)
  • DECATUR COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PARSONS, TN)
  • DECATUR COUNTY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PARSONS, TN)
  • VOLUNTEER HOMECARE OF WEST TN (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PARSONS, TN)
  • LEXINGTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • BRIARWOOD COMMUNITY LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LEXINGTON, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Darden:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 31 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Union University (about 35 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Bethel University (about 35 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 57 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Murray State University (about 64 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 65 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 3,383)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 69 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)

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Churches in Darden include: Darden Baptist Church (A), Corinth Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Old Ponta Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mackey Branch (A), Howard Branch (B), Flat Creek (C), Davis Branch (D), Darden Branch (E), Colwick Branch (F), Cane Creek (G), Mills Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Henderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.4%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.5%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

8.2%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

4.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Darden compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Darden CCD (based on Henderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.11%
Here: 49.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsCumberland Presbyterian Church
Adherents59.8%13.4%11.7%4.4%2.6%
Congregations33.3%16.7%24.2%4.5%4.5%
NameDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.4%1.8%1.4%0.9%1.6%
Congregations4.5%1.5%1.5%1.5%7.6%
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: 5
Henderson County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Henderson County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Henderson County:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Henderson County:

29.0%
Tennessee:

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

14.2%
State:

13.5%

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
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  0.79% ($28,368 average AGI)
from Decatur County, TN  0.58% ($27,589)
from Carroll County, TN  0.42% ($28,875)


5.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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  0.87% ($26,301 average AGI)
to Decatur County, TN  0.71% ($23,074)
to Carroll County, TN  0.31% ($22,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Darden:

  • WKJQ (1550 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PARSONS, TN; Owner: CLENNEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WDXL (1490 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Darden:

  • WKJQ-FM (97.3 FM; PARSONS, TN; Owner: CLENNEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBFG (96.5 FM; PARKER'S CROSSROADS, TN; Owner: CROSSROADS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFGZ (94.5 FM; LOBELVILLE, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLVS-FM (106.5 FM; CLIFTON, TN; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZLT (99.3 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYW (89.9 FM; NEW JOHNSONVILLE, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHHM-FM (107.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WMUF-FM (104.7 FM; HENRY, TN; Owner: BENTON WEATHERFORD B/C INC OF TN)
  • WVHR (100.9 FM; HUNTINGDON, TN; Owner: MILAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Darden:

  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLJT (Channel 11; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: WEST TENNESSEE PUBLIC TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • 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)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB9UXY, Licensee ID: L01507447
    Grant Date: 07/21/2009, Expiration Date: 06/23/2019, Certifier: Anthony F Courtright
    Registrant: Anthony F Courtright, 22551 Us Highway 412 East, Darden, TN 38328
  • Call Sign: KB9VQD, Licensee ID: L00189223
    Grant Date: 12/08/2009, Expiration Date: 12/30/2019, Certifier: Charlene M Courtright
    Registrant: Charlene M Courtright, 22551 Us Highway 412 East, Darden, TN 38328
  • Call Sign: KI4UXU, Licensee ID: L01265165
    Grant Date: 04/04/2007, Expiration Date: 04/04/2017, Certifier: Joseph L Alexander
    Registrant: Joseph L Alexander, 931 New Safford Rd, Darden, TN 38328

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