Silerton, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 99 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +65.0%
Males: 39  (39.6%)
Females: 60  (60.4%)
Median resident age:

55.8 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip code: 38340

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,071 (it was $17,083 in 2000)
Silerton:

$56,071
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,870 (it was $25,571 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,768 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Silerton:

$86,768
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $88,796; detached houses: $92,295; mobile homes: $54,329

Median gross rent in 2019: $593.

March 2019 cost of living index in Silerton: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.6%
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  • Races in Silerton, TN (2019)
    • 12593.3%White alone
    • 86.0%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (27.8%), German (16.7%), Scottish (2.8%), English (1.4%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1923

Elevation: 470 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 247 people per square mile   (very low).

Silerton, Tennessee map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $666 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $508 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (20.3 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (67.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (453.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

West Chester, TN (2.8 miles ),
Hornsby, TN (2.8 miles ),
Toone, TN (2.9 miles ),
Medon, TN (3.0 miles),
Finger, TN (3.3 miles ),
Henderson, TN (3.4 miles ),
Bolivar, TN (3.6 miles ),
Bethel Springs, TN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.34 N, Longitude: 88.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 731

Distribution of median household income in Silerton, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Silerton, TN in 2019

Silerton satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Average climate in Silerton, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Silerton, Tennessee average temperatures Silerton, Tennessee average precipitation Silerton, Tennessee humidity Silerton, Tennessee wind speed Silerton, Tennessee snowfall Silerton, Tennessee sunshine Silerton, Tennessee clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.09
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.24
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2008 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.17
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Silerton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Silerton town center killed 38 people and injured 157 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 1/17/1999, a category F4 tornado 17.2 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 106 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Silerton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 314% greater 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 88.3 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 102.2 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 132.8 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 71.2 miles away from Silerton 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) earthquake occurred 221.1 miles away from Silerton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 221.1 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 Hardeman County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silerton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Silerton:

  • PLEASANT VIEW (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BOLIVAR, TN)
  • PLEASANT VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BOLIVAR, TN)
  • PROCARE OF TENNESSEE INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BOLIVAR, TN)
  • BOLIVAR DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BOLIVAR, TN)
  • PINE MEADOWS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BOLIVAR, TN)
  • BOLIVAR GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BOLIVAR, TN)
  • MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BOLIVAR, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silerton:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 22 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Union University (about 24 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 49 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Bethel University (about 58 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 60 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Rhodes College (about 69 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 69 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Points of interest:

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Church in Silerton: Silerton Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hickory Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.7%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Silerton:

Marital status in Silerton, TN
  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

For population 25 years and over in Silerton:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Tennessee average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Silerton, TN (based on Hardeman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,90460
Black Protestant2,65016
Mainline Protestant1,03111
Catholic1251
Other21
None11,541-
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: 10
Hardeman County:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hardeman County:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Hardeman County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

13.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardeman County:

37.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hardeman County:

11.2%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.5%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Silerton:

44.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Silerton:

29.0
Tennessee:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Silerton:

16.9%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Silerton:

7.7%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Silerton:

7.0
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Silerton:

31.7%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

71.6%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Silerton, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,196
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$38
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,234

5.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
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 Madison County, TN  1.02% ($30,190 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.80% ($36,424)
to Fayette County, TN  0.73% ($35,817)

Strongest AM radio stations in Silerton:

  • 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.)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WDTM (1150 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SELMER, TN; Owner: RADIO STATION WDTM, INC)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silerton:

  • WOJG (94.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: JOHNNY W. SHAW & OPAL J. SHAW)
  • WMOD (96.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: WMOD, INC.)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WHHM-FM (107.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WFHC (91.5 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WXOQ (105.5 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFKX (95.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WKNP (90.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICTNS FOUNDTN)
  • WSIB (93.9 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM INC)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDL (100.7 FM; MIDDLETON, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WNWS-FM (101.5 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: RADIOCORP OF JACKSON, INC.)
  • WOWL (91.9 FM; BURNSVILLE, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Silerton:

  • 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)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W35AH (Channel 35; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34BU (Channel 34; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W06AW (Channel 6; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM, INC.)
  • WLJT (Channel 11; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: WEST TENNESSEE PUBLIC TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • W62CK (Channel 62; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CG (Channel 46; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Silerton fatal accident list:

Feb 24, 1986 07:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 35.2mTotal length
  • $2,387,000Total costs
  • 13,160Total average daily traffic
  • 1,385Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,792Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Silerton, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Silerton, TN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Silerton, TN
  • 50.8%Wood
  • 27.0%Utility gas
  • 22.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Silerton, TN
  • 85.7%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity


Silerton 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 above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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