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Dickson, Tennessee

Dickson is a city located in Dickson County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,244.

Geography Dickson is located at 36°4'17" North, 87°22'28" West (36.071485, -87.374539)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.8 km² (16.5 mi²). 42.7 km² (16.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.36% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 12,244 people, 4,934 households, and 3,300 families residing in the city. The population density is 287.0/km² (743.4/mi²). There are 5,280 housing units at an average density of 123.8/km² (320.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.86% White, 8.83% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 1.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,934 households out of which 34.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% are married couples living together, 16.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% are non-families. 29.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,549, and the median income for a family is $42,632. Males have a median income of $32,733 versus $23,138 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,654. 15.3% of the population and 12.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.3% are under the age of 18 and 14.2% are 65 or older.

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