Palmersville, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 1,450.
Males: 733  (50.6%)
Females: 717  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Tennessee median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 38241

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,871 (it was $27,941 in 2000)
Palmersville:

$35,871
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,589 (it was $19,722 in 2000)

Palmersville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,283 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Palmersville:

$91,283
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $148,085; detached houses: $158,108; townhouses or other attached units: $169,891; in 2-unit structures: $88,652; mobile homes: $59,907; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $145,708
March 2019 cost of living index in Palmersville: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Palmersville, TN (2000)
    • 1,49197.9%White alone
    • 161.1%Two or more races
    • 110.7%Hispanic
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone

Races in Palmersville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 450 feet

Land area: 79.5 square miles.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (very low).

Palmersville, Tennessee map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Palmersville CCD:

0.5% ($268)
Tennessee:

0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (53.3 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (103.6 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (380.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cottage Grove, TN (2.6 miles),
Chestnut Glade-Dukedom, TN (2.8 miles ),
Dresden, TN (2.9 miles ),
Gleason, TN (3.4 miles ),
Sedalia, KY (3.7 miles ),
Martin, TN (3.8 miles ),
Puryear, TN (3.9 miles ),
Henry, TN (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.38 N, Longitude: 88.60 W

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Palmersville, TN in 2017
Palmersville satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Palmersville, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Chemicals (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.7%)
  • Chemicals (8.4%)
  • Truck transportation (8.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Food (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Printing & related support activities (13.5%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Palmersville, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Printing workers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)

Average climate in Palmersville, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palmersville, Tennessee average temperatures Palmersville, Tennessee average precipitation Palmersville, Tennessee humidity Palmersville, Tennessee wind speed Palmersville, Tennessee snowfall Palmersville, Tennessee sunshine Palmersville, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Palmersville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Palmersville place center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1971, a category F4 tornado 23.8 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 137 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from Palmersville 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 69.1 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 74.9 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 109.4 miles away from the city 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 119.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Palmersville 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 Weakley County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Palmersville:

  • HILLVIEW COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DRESDEN, TN)
  • BEHAVIOR HEALTHCARE CENTER AT MARTIN (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • VAN AYER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • CAREALL (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • BENCHMARK HEALTHCARE OF PURYEAR INC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PURYEAR, TN)

Amtrak station near Palmersville:

  • 19 miles: FULTON (HWY. 51 NORTH) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmersville:

  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 15 miles; Martin, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • Bethel University (about 18 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Murray State University (about 23 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 50 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Union University (about 51 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 52 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Palmersville: Eagle Hill Community Center (A), Ore Springs / Como Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Latham - Dukedom Volunteer Fire Department (C), Palmersville Community Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palmersville include: Little Zion Church (A), Unity Church (B), Wesleys Chapel (C), Hickory Grove Church (D), Hodges Chapel (E), Blooming Grove Church (F), Bible Union Church of Christ (G), Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (H), Palmersville Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Stow Cemetery (1), Thompson Cemetery (2), Kennedy Cemetery (3), Winstead Cemetery (4), Lea Harris Cemetery (5), Lemon Springs Cemetery (6), Mahan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Peelers Pond (A), Garrett Lake (B), Thompson Creek Number Eight Lake (C), Cypress Creek Lake Number Six (D), Cypress Creek Lake Number Four (E), Cypress Creek Number Five Lake (F), Cypress Creek Number Three Lake (G), Cypress Creek Number Two Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lea Branch (A), Kennedy Branch (B), Cypress Creek Branch (C), Cupp Branch (D), Claypit Branch (E), Cane Creek (F), Brundige Branch (G), Powell Creek (H), Simpson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ned McWherter - Governor of Tennessee & Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Pauline LaFon Gore - Politician.

Weakley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.1%
Whole state:

69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.3%
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: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.9%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

For population 15 years and over in Palmersville:

Marital status in Palmersville, TN
  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Palmersville:

  • High school or higher: 62.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Tennessee average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palmersville, TN (based on Weakley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,27192
Mainline Protestant2,25822
Other3082
Black Protestant2952
Catholic2451
None11,644-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Weakley County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Weakley County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Weakley County:

10.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Weakley County:

30.9%
Tennessee:

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

16.9%
Tennessee:

13.5%

7.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Obion County, TN  0.90% ($33,361 average AGI)
to Carroll County, TN  0.81% ($27,138)
to Gibson County, TN  0.52% ($29,982)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmersville:

  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WRKY (1130 AM; 3 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WTPR (710 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmersville:

  • WCDZ (95.1 FM; DRESDEN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGE (103.7 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WAKQ (105.5 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WCMT-FM (101.7 FM; MARTIN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMS-FM (91.3 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLZK (94.1 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BRD/CST INC OF TN)
  • WMUF-FM (104.7 FM; HENRY, TN; Owner: BENTON WEATHERFORD B/C INC OF TN)
  • WAJJ (89.3 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: HEARTLAND MINSTRIES, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WYVY (104.9 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: TWIN STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWKF (99.3 FM; FULTON, KY; Owner: WENK OF UNION CITY, INC.)
  • WTKB-FM (93.7 FM; ATWOOD, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palmersville:

  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQTV-LP (Channel 24; MURRAY, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUWT-CA (Channel 9; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: JOSEPH H. HARPOLE, SR.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KD4ASA, Licensee ID: L00326913, Grant Date: 03/24/2011, Expiration Date: 05/14/2021, Certifier: Susie M Bennett, Registrant: Susie M Bennett, 5958 Hwy 89, Palmersville, TN 38241
  • Call Sign: N4ABU, Licensee ID: L00306664, Grant Date: 04/25/2011, Expiration Date: 07/02/2021, Registrant: Bobby L Bennett Jr, 5958 Hwy 89, Palmersville, TN 38241
  • Call Sign: N9QXH, Licensee ID: L00783858, Grant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 02/19/2024, Registrant: Michelle P Douglas, 160 Powell Levee Road, Palmersville, TN 38241
  • Call Sign: KG4MJO, Licensee ID: L00335649, Grant Date: 03/14/2001, Expiration Date: 03/14/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2004, Certifier: Bobby L Bennett Jr, Registrant: Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club, 5958 Hwy 89, Palmersville, TN 38241
  • Call Sign: KN4TSI, Licensee ID: L02256032, Grant Date: 04/04/2019, Expiration Date: 04/04/2029, Certifier: Matthew S Powers, Registrant: Matthew S Powers, 270 School Rd, Palmersville, TN 38241

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 19 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Palmersville, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.6%), and Outside Fires (41.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palmersville, TN
    • 6249.6%Structure Fires
    • 5241.6%Outside Fires
    • 108.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palmersville, TN
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palmersville, TN
  • 55.3%Electricity
  • 30.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.4%Wood
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palmersville, TN
  • 51.1%Electricity
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.6%Wood
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Palmersville compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
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