Medon, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 177 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 
Males: 78  (44.3%)
Females: 99  (55.7%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip code: 38356

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,023 (it was $26,750 in 2000)
Medon:

$46,023
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,897 (it was $13,313 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,780 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Medon:

$93,780
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $104,255; Detached houses: $106,667; Mobile homes: $65,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $578.

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  • White alone - 166 (93.3%)
  • Black alone - 9 (5.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Medon: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (39.7%), Irish (17.7%), English (7.8%), German (6.4%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 478 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 182 people per square mile   (very low).

Medon, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Medon:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Medon city:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 34.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Medon, Tennessee as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Medon to the number of sex offenders is 36 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $440 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $440 (0.5%)

Medon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (12.4 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (66.6 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (446.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Toone, TN (3.0 miles ), Silerton, TN (3.0 miles) , Pinson, TN (3.0 miles ), West Chester, TN (3.3 miles ), Huntersville, TN (3.5 miles ), Jackson, TN (3.5 miles ), Henderson, TN (3.6 miles ), Bolivar, TN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.46 N, Longitude: 88.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 731

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

7.4%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+36.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Information (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Religious workers (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (19%)
  • Top executives (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Average climate in Medon, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Medon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/17/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Medon city center killed 6 people and injured 106 people and caused $10 million in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 tornado 10.1 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 86 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Medon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from Medon 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 123.9 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 63.2 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 214.0 miles away from Medon center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 99.9 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 Madison County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Medon topographic map

Birthplace of: Arthur Adams (singer) - Blues musician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Medon:

  • DAVITA SOUTH JACKSON (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; JACKSON, TN)
  • (CLOSED) CLOVERDALE TRACE HC AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JACKSON, TN)
  • JACKSON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JACKSON, TN)
  • LAURELWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JACKSON, TN)
  • MISSION CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JACKSON, TN)
  • FOREST COVE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JACKSON, TN)
  • PATHWAYS OF TENNESSEE, INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; JACKSON, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medon:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 14 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Union University (about 16 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 51 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Bethel University (about 52 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 58 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 61 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Rhodes College (about 67 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)

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Notable location: Madison County Fire Department Station 9 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Medon: Clover Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Tennessee State Government - Judicial Department- Clerk Of The Appellate Co (Supreme Court Building).

Madison 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 43.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.30

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.09
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.24
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2008 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 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 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Medon and their reported violations in the past:

MAPLE SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.4%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.0%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Medon compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Medon travel time to work - commute Medon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Medon city (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.64%
Here: 54.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents58.1%18.3%6.0%5.9%1.8%
Congregations38.1%22.1%9.7%0.9%1.8%
NameAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentCumberland Presbyterian ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.2%1.1%0.9%5.0%
Congregations2.7%0.9%2.7%2.7%18.6%
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: 18
Madison County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Madison County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Madison County:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Here:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

30.5%
Tennessee:

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

8.7%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$450
Totals for Government 0$0 1$450

6.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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 Gibson County, TN  0.59% ($31,184 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.50% ($28,528)
from Haywood County, TN  0.30% ($28,876)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gibson County, TN  0.77% ($32,760 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.66% ($28,842)
to Davidson County, TN  0.36% ($22,134)

Strongest AM radio stations in Medon:

  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJAK (1460 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: JAMES E. WOLFE, JR.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medon:

  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNP (90.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICTNS FOUNDTN)
  • WFKX (95.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WHHM-FM (107.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WFHC (91.5 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WNWS-FM (101.5 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: RADIOCORP OF JACKSON, INC.)
  • WOJG (94.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: JOHNNY W. SHAW & OPAL J. SHAW)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMOD (96.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: WMOD, INC.)
  • WWGM (93.1 FM; ALAMO, TN; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WXOQ (105.5 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WZDQ (102.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBG (95.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE WIRELESS GROUP, INC.)
  • WSIB (93.9 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM INC)
  • WAMP (88.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Medon:

  • 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)
  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • 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)
  • W35AH (Channel 35; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CG (Channel 46; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLJT (Channel 11; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: WEST TENNESSEE PUBLIC TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • W34BU (Channel 34; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W06AW (Channel 6; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM, INC.)

Medon fatal accident list:

Apr 13, 2000 09:45 PM, Sr-18, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 11, 1998 03:35 AM, Sr-18, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 6, 1994 04:40 PM, Sr18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 14, 1985 04:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 25, 1983 02:05 PM, S018010091, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 22, 1979 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Medon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1865 Fire Tower Rd. (Lat: 35.372778 Lon: -88.830000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Overall height: 21.2 m, Call Sign: WPUX676
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2012, Expiration Date: 05/22/2022, Certifier: Jimmy R West
    Registrant: Chester Cnty Fire Dept.., 282 S. Church Ave, Henderson, TN 38340, Phone: (731) 983-5570, Fax: (731) 989-8012, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Mt. Tabor, 3 Miles North Of (Lat: 35.513389 Lon: -88.868667), Overall height: 96.9 m, Call Sign: WXR906
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz
    Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2004, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein
    Registrant: Alston & Bird LLP, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, North Building, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 756-3376, Fax: (202) 756-3333, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Medon)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9850W , Serial Number: 28-23362, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Thurman L Pedigo, 80 Gobelet Rd, Medon, TN 38356

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$44,690
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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