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Weakley County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 34,373 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 34,895 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,204
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,904
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,362
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,790 (it was 4,237 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 580 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 59 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Weakley County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.3%), Educational, health and social services (25.1%), Construction (14.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Weakley County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 16,841  (49.0%)
Females: 17,532  (51.0%)
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Weakley County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Weakley County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,168 ($30,008 in 1999)

This county:

$36168
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $409 (lower quartile is $312, upper quartile is $494)
This county:

$409
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,099 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Weakley:

$89,099
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,343 - $157,528

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $134,991
Here:

$134,991
State:

$193,341

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,825
Here:

$150,825
State:

$166,652

In 2-unit structures: $60,475
Here:

$60,475
State:

$142,213

Mobile homes: $57,729
Here:

$57,729
State:

$62,485

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,694
Here:

$17,694
State:

$20,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $919
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $294

Institutionalized population: 420

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 56
  • Burglaries: 100
  • Thefts: 101
  • Auto thefts: 22

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 74
  • Thefts: 107
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2008: 60 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2009: 48 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2014: 33 buildings, average cost: $165,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $673 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $584 (0.7%)

Weakley County household income distribution in 2009 Weakley County home values distribution Weakley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.7%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.2% for Black residents, 39.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for American Indian residents, 74.0% for other race residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.5%
Weakley County:

20.5%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.9% for Black residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.6% for American Indian residents, 67.1% for other race residents, 27.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 58 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Weakley County is $411 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $673 a month.

Cities in this county include: Martin, Dresden, Greenfield, Palmersville, Gleason, Chestnut Glade-Dukedom, Sharon.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Weakley County: Pleasant View Dock (A), J and S Poultry Farms (B), Kentucky-Tennessee Spur (C), Paris - Henry County Landfill (D), Spinks Spur (E), Buchanans Resort (F), Camp Running Deer (G), Nelson Community Center (H), Britton Ford Campground (I), Chapel Hill (J), County Junction Resort (K), Cypress Bay Resort (L), Eagle Nest Marina (M), Mansard Island Resort (N), Morgans Dock (O), Oak Haven Acres Dock (P), Paris Landing Marina (Q), Pine Point Dock (R), Pleasant View Resort (S), Reelfoot Girl Scout Council Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Weakley County include: Evergreen Church (A), Little Rock Church (B), Springhill Baptist Church (C), Springville Church (D), Lebanon Church (E), Union Grove Church (F), Spring Creek Church (G), Pleasant Hill Church (H), Old Foundry Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hopkins Cemetery (1), Salmon Cemetery (2), House Cemetery (3), Hughes Cemetery (4), Scarbough Cemetery (5), Thompson Cemetery (6), Jackson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Briarpatch Lake (A), Middle Fork Obion River Lake Number Four (B), Weaks Lake (C), Smith Lake (D), Middle Fork Obion River Lake Number Two (E), Platts Pond (F), Jones Bend Lake (G), Middle Fork Obion Lake Number Seven (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Betsy Branch (A), Bennetts Creek (B), Lawrence Creek (C), Barnes Fork (D), Bailey Fork Creek (E), Slickup Creek (F), Pettijohn Creek (G), Jones Bend Creek (H), Woodson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Weakley County include: West Sandy Wildlife Management Area (1), Paris Landing State Park (2), Big Eagle Recreation Area (3), Greenhead Recreation Area (4), Big Sandy Unit Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carlisle County, Kentucky , Edgecombe County, North Carolina , Houston County , Lake County , McDonald County, Missouri , Galax city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,274
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 706 (34% naturalized citizens)

Weakley County:

2.0%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 385
  • 1990 to 1994: 70
  • 1985 to 1989: 52
  • 1980 to 1984: 71
  • 1975 to 1979: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 33
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 53

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.2%

Weakley County marital status for males Weakley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,137
  • One, attached: 224
  • Two: 778
  • 3 or 4: 802
  • 5 to 9: 325
  • 10 to 19: 131
  • 20 or more: 130
  • Mobile homes: 2,384
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Housing units in Weakley County with a mortgage: 3,632 (352 second mortgage, 162 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,660

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Weakley County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,27192
Mainline Protestant2,25822
Other3082
Black Protestant2952
Catholic2451
None11,644-
Weakley County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Weakley County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Weakley County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Weakley County:

Average size of farms: 195 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,722
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $218.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.99%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,396
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,165
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.19%
Corn for grain: 61532 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 26582 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 72583 harvested acres
Vegetables: 35 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Weakley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 3601314.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 70 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/7/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 36 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Weakley County-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 63.4 miles away from Weakley County 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 156.7 miles away from the county 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 75.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the county 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 60.9 miles away from Weakley County 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 128.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TennesseeSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to January 31, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1821): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1821, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1331): June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1167): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeIce Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1010): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • TennesseeSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-459): March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Weakley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Korea (19%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Japan (11%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Taiwan (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Weakley County (%):

  • United States or American (36%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Weakley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,801 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,612 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 42 (0%)
  • Walked: 543 (3%)
  • Other means: 73 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 457 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Weakley County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 1,877 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 423 people in nursing homes
  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Weakley County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 1,781 people in college/university student housing
  • 351 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,964.

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.75% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($16,748 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($11,834 average AGI)
Weakley County:

2.04%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Obion County, TN  1.11% ($29,645 average AGI)
from Carroll County, TN  0.44% ($24,771)
from Henry County, TN  0.36% ($21,872)
from Gibson County, TN  0.34% ($23,622)
from Shelby County, TN  0.18% ($34,263)
from Davidson County, TN  0.18% ($17,316)
from Madison County, TN  0.13% ($28,214)


6.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($17,072 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($10,175 average AGI)
Weakley County:

2.09%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Obion County, TN  0.98% ($27,168 average AGI)
to Gibson County, TN  0.43% ($22,213)
to Carroll County, TN  0.40% ($26,205)
to Henry County, TN  0.38% ($24,854)
to Madison County, TN  0.30% ($24,394)
to Shelby County, TN  0.25% ($21,593)
to Davidson County, TN  0.17% ($28,111)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Weakley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Weakley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Weakley County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Weakley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Weakley County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,115 (4,856 aged, 1,259 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 747 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Weakley County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (549)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (500)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (421)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (252)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (190)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (177)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (167)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (160)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (117)
  • Unspecified dementia (82)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7423
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 192.690
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 13734.33

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1025.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1194.710

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71.15

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.1. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,777
  • In family households: 26,105 (6,371 male householders, 2,465 female householders)
    6,634 spouses, 8,279 children (7,487 natural, 215 adopted, 577 stepchildren), 841 grandchildren, 243 brothers or sisters, 163 parents, 282 other relatives, 674 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,672 (2,474 male householders (1,789 living alone)), 2,588 female householders (2,133 living alone)), 1,610 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,244 (420 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,222 2-persons, 2,163 3-persons, 1,546 4-persons, 610 5-persons, 182 6-persons, 113 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,922 1-person, 822 2-persons, 204 3-persons, 98 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

5,306 married couples with children.
1,534 single-parent households (369 men, 1,165 women).

96.4% of residents of Weakley County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 42% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $196,924,000 ($5838 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,370,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $76,392,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $53,609,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,423,000
Federal grants: $49,085,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,898,000 ($43,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,517,000 ($3,257,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $309,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,089,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,336,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,938
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,883
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +324
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,507
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Weakley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.54 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 443
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,357
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,342
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,696
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,312
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,062
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,355
  • 1940 to 1949: 786
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,179
Rooms in houses/apartments in Weakley County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 70
  • 3 rooms: 157
  • 4 rooms: 937
  • 5 rooms: 2,354
  • 6 rooms: 2,665
  • 7 rooms: 1,450
  • 8 rooms: 903
  • 9+ rooms: 826
  • 1 room: 60
  • 2 rooms: 322
  • 3 rooms: 663
  • 4 rooms: 1,249
  • 5 rooms: 1,126
  • 6 rooms: 482
  • 7 rooms: 202
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9+ rooms: 59
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Weakley County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 186
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,306
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,369
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,250
  • 5+ bedrooms: 244
  • no bedroom: 65
  • 1 bedroom: 867
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,995
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,149
  • 4 bedrooms: 136
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Weakley County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 361
  • 1 vehicle: 2,257
  • 2 vehicles: 4,514
  • 3 vehicles: 1,707
  • 4 vehicles: 418
  • 5+ vehicles: 105
  • no vehicle: 524
  • 1 vehicle: 2,066
  • 2 vehicles: 1,308
  • 3 vehicles: 254
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

54% of Weakley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Tennessee.

Weakley County:

54.4%
State average:

54.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24762
  • Northeast: 424
  • Midwest: 3837
  • South: 4302
  • West: 740

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Weakley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.1%)
  • Utility gas (31.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.5%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Electricity (59.5%)
  • Utility gas (31.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 89
Here:

2.7%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

4.0%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 208
Here:

5.1%
Tennessee:

22.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Weakley County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,257,000
    Regular Highways: $1,141,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $414,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $33,725,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,162,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,345,000
    Regular Highways: $3,256,000
    Police Protection: $1,484,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,032,000
    General - Other: $1,031,000
    Correctional Institutions: $884,000
    Central Staff Services: $748,000
    Financial Administration: $516,000
    Health - Other: $380,000
    Parks and Recreation: $161,000
    Libraries: $146,000
    General Public Buildings: $144,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,410,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,595,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $682,000
    General - Other: $154,000
    Regular Highways: $128,000
    Police Protection: $117,000
    Electric Utilities: $78,000
    Correctional Institutions: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
    Libraries: $11,000
    General Public Building: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,502,000

Weakley County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,999,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,117,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $915,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $976,000
    General Local Government Support: $541,000
    Education: $201,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $823,000
    Interest Earnings: $701,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $350,000
    Sale of Property: $148,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $25,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $36,109,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,119,000
    Highways: $2,203,000
    All Other: $1,211,000
    Public Welfare: $446,000
    General Local Government Support: $425,000
    Health and Hospitals: $59,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,255,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,654,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $941,000
    Other Selective Sales: $251,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $156,000
    Severance: $136,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $46,000
    Other License: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000

Weakley County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,640,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,812,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,128,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,300,000

Weakley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $493,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,248,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,726,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 833
  • Number of aged recipients: 76
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 757
  • Number of recipients under 18: 99
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 575
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 159
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 375
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 393
Weakley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Weakley County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Weakley County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James38674.0 years
Mary33478.4 years
William32176.1 years
John23074.9 years
Robert21174.6 years
Charles13771.9 years
Willie12877.0 years
George11377.0 years
Thomas10575.0 years
Ruth9879.5 years
Most common last names in Weakley County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones13376.5 years
Smith13278.1 years
Taylor12377.9 years
Williams8773.8 years
Davis8775.0 years
Adams8678.2 years
Johnson8278.8 years
Wilson7872.8 years
Freeman6878.4 years
Harris6377.2 years
Businesses in Weakley County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Baskin-Robbins4McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Nissan1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In2
Days Inn1Subway4
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1U-Haul1
FedEx3UPS3
Ford1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Hilton1