Obion, Tennessee

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Obion, Tennessee
Town
Location of Obion, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°15′55″N 89°11′32″W / 36.26528°N 89.19222°W / 36.26528; -89.19222Coordinates: 36°15′55″N 89°11′32″W / 36.26528°N 89.19222°W / 36.26528; -89.19222
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyObion
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation285 ft (87 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,119
 • Density949.1/sq mi (366.4/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code38240
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-55240[1]
GNIS feature ID1269838[2]
 
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Obion, Tennessee
Town
Location of Obion, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°15′55″N 89°11′32″W / 36.26528°N 89.19222°W / 36.26528; -89.19222Coordinates: 36°15′55″N 89°11′32″W / 36.26528°N 89.19222°W / 36.26528; -89.19222
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyObion
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation285 ft (87 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,119
 • Density949.1/sq mi (366.4/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code38240
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-55240[1]
GNIS feature ID1269838[2]

Obion is a town in Obion County, Tennessee, United States, along the Obion River. The population was 1,119 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Obion is located at 36°15′55″N 89°11′32″W / 36.26528°N 89.19222°W / 36.26528; -89.19222 (36.265406, -89.192299)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890660
19001,03456.7%
19101,29325.0%
19201,3766.4%
19301,100−20.1%
19401,1514.6%
19501,2125.3%
19601,097−9.5%
19701,010−7.9%
19801,28226.9%
19901,241−3.2%
20001,134−8.6%
20101,119−1.3%
Est. 20121,099−1.8%
Sources:[4][5]
The Obion River near Obion

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,134 people, 475 households, and 326 families residing in the town. The population density was 949.1 people per square mile (367.9/km²). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 441.9 per square mile (171.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.12% White, 5.64% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 475 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,958, and the median income for a family was $36,447. Males had a median income of $30,667 versus $20,066 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,764. About 13.8% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.

Industry[edit]

Obion is home to a 120 million gallon per year ethanol plant operated by Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.

Media[edit]

Radio Stations

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.