Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
Location of Tennessee Ridge in Houston County, Tennessee.
Location of Tennessee Ridge in Houston County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°19′15″N 87°45′47″W / 36.32083°N 87.76306°W / 36.32083; -87.76306Coordinates: 36°19′15″N 87°45′47″W / 36.32083°N 87.76306°W / 36.32083; -87.76306
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesHouston, Stewart
Settledapprox. 1780
Incorporated (town)March 5, 1960
Government
 • MayorStony Odom (I) [1]
Area
 • Total3.76 sq mi (9.73 km2)
 • Land3.75 sq mi (9.71 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
742 ft (226 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,368
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
1,332
 • Density355.20/sq mi (137.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37178
Area code(s)931
FIPS code47-73460[4]
GNIS feature ID1304045[5]
Websitewww.tnridge.com

Tennessee Ridge is a town in Houston and Stewart counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The population was 1,334 at the 2000 census and 1,368 at the 2010 census.

The Stewart County portion of Tennessee Ridge is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Tennessee Ridge is located at 36°19′15″N 87°45′47″W / 36.32083°N 87.76306°W / 36.32083; -87.76306 (36.320797, -87.763012),[6] at an elevation of 742 feet above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), of which 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) is land and 0.27% is water.

Major roads and highways[edit]

ZIP code[edit]

The ZIP code used in the Tennessee Ridge area is 37178.

Area code[edit]

Tennessee Ridge uses the area code 931.

Government[edit]

  • Board of Commissioners, Mayor & Vice Mayor meets the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Tennessee Ridge Elementary School.

Elected officials[edit]

  • City Mayor: Stony Odom
  • Vice Mayor: Ray Bradley
  • City Manager: Kenneth Dunavant
  • City Recorder: Leslie Rucker
  • Town Treasurer: Nancy Cobb
  • Commissioners: Tim Alsobrooks, Ray Bradley, and Rebecca Hill

Public safety and utilities[edit]

  • Fire Chief: Trent Hearndon
  • Public Works Director & Water Supt.: Jerry Bryant
  • Utility Accounts: Leslie Rucker

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960324
1970664104.9%
19801,32599.5%
19901,271−4.1%
20001,3345.0%
20101,3682.5%
2019 (est.)1,332[3]−2.6%
Sources:[7][8]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,334 people, 533 households, and 412 families residing in the town. The population density was 360.3 people per square mile (139.2/km2). There were 573 housing units at an average density of 154.7 per square mile (59.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.15% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 533 households, out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,029, and the median income for a family was $35,880. Males had a median income of $28,833 versus $24,659 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,460. About 8.2% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Public primary/middle schools[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of TN Ridge Offices & Commisoners". Houston County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved July 6, 2007.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.