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Weakley County has a diverse population of available labor. The statistics provided on this page will show you in-depth information about the people of Weakley County, unique skill sets, and much more. Sources for all of the statistics are linked at the bottom of this web page. All statistics on this page are subject to change as new data becomes available and may not necessarily reflect Weakley County's current situation in any of the categories listed.

In January 2015, Tennessee was named Economic Development State of the Year for a second consecutive year. Read about it here, and read the full article here.

To view the latest statistics on each city in Weakley County, visit the DATA SHEETS web page.

To view the statistics by category, select from the following list to be taken to that specific data set below:
Population and Demographics
Housing and Income
Tax Structure
Labor Force
Industries
Top Employers
Transportation and Logistics
Education
Health and Public Safety
Climate
Workforce
More Community Information



POPULATION AND DEMOGRAPHICS


Location
Time Zone Central Time Zone
Grand Division West Tennessee
Area (Square Miles) 580.3
County Seat Dresden
Metropolitan Area Western Tennessee nonmetro area
ECD Region Northwest



Age (Percentage of Population)
Under 5 Years Old
Male 6.0 %
Female 5.1 %
Total 5.5 %
Under 18 Years Old
Male 20.7 %
Female 18.9 %
Total 19.8 %
18 - 64 Years Old
Male 59.5 %
Female 59.1 %
Total 59.3%
65 Years and Over
Male 13.8 %
Female 16.9 %
Total 15.4 %
Median Age
Male 35.4
Female 39.3
Total 36.9



Population
Population (2013) 34,450
Population (2010) 35,021
Population Change (2010-2013) -1.6 %
Population Forecast (2020) 36,360
Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population) 1.6 %
Language Other Than English Spoken at Home
(Percentage of Population)
2.9 %
Civilian Veteran Population 2,653




Race or Ethnicity (Percentage of Population)
White, alone 87.5 %
Black or African American, alone 9.0 %
Hispanic or Latino 2.1 %
Two or More Races 0.7 %
Asian, alone 0.4 %
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone 0 %
Some other race, alone 0 %


HOUSING AND INCOME

Housing and Income
Households 13,797
Homeownership Rate 65.6 %
Persons Per Household 2.34
Living in Same House 1 Year and Over 79.3 %
Median Home Value $ 88,400
Annual Home Sales 230
Median Sale Price of Homes Sold $ 79,000
Persons in Households with
Income Below Poverty Level
20.9 %
Total Personal Income $ 1,170,450,000
Personal Income Per Capita $ 33,975



Housing Income and Benefits [Percent of Household]
Less Than $ 10,000 13.0 %
$ 10,000 to $ 14,999 9.0 %
$ 15,000 to $ 24,999 15.7 %
$ 25,000 to $ 34,999 12.0 %
$ 35,000 to $ 49,999 13.1 %
$ 50,000 to $ 74,999 17.1 %
$ 75,000 to $ 99,999 9.4 %
$ 100,000 to $ 149,999 7.7 %
$ 150,000 to $ 199,999 1.6 %
$ 200,000 or More 1.4 %
Median Household Income $ 35,273


TAX STRUCTURE

Property Tax
Property Tax Rate (County) $ 2.1300
State Property Tax None
Assessment Ratio: Residential Property 25 %
Assessment Ratio: Farm Property 25 %
Assessment Ratio: Commercial/ Industrial Property 40 %
Assessment Ratio: Public Utility Property 55 %
Assessment Ratio: Business Property 30 %




State Tax
State Income Tax on Wages None
State Income Tax: Interest from Bonds
and Notes and Dividends from Stock
6.00 %
Excise Tax (State) 6.5 % of Tennessee taxable income
Franchise Tax (state) 0.25 % of the greater of net worth or real and tangible property in Tennessee. The minimum tax is $100.
Unemployment Insurance Tax (state) 2.7 % of the first $ 9,000 in wages for new employers



Debt Per Capita
State Debt per Capita $ 959
County Debt per Capita $ 398



Sales Tax
State Sales Tax Rate 7.00 %
County Sales Tax Rate 2.75 %
Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2013) $ 5,315,441
Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2014) $ 5,500,112
Local Sales Tax Collections Growth
(FY 2013 - FY 2014)
3.50 %



State Bond Ratings
Moody's Aaa
Standard & Poor's AA +
Fitch AAA


LABOR FORCE

Labor Force Estimates - 2013
LABOR FORCE
Tennessee 3,070,456
Weakley 15,806
EMPLOYMENT
Tennessee 2,818,739
Weakley 13,979
UNEMPLOYMENT
Tennessee 251,717
Weakley 1,827
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2013
Tennessee 8.2 %
Weakley 11.6 %



Available Labor Estimates
Discouraged Workers 100
Unemployed Workers 1,230
Partially Employed Workers 20
Total Available Labor 1,350



Unemployment Rate*
2010
Tennessee 9.8 %
Weakley 11.8 %
2011
Tennessee 9.3 %
Weakley 12.4 %
2012
Tennessee 8.2 %
Weakley 11.8 %
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2013
Tennessee 8.2 %
Weakley 11.6 %

* The statewide rate is seasonally adjusted; the county rate is not seasonally adjusted.

INDUSTRIES


Industry
Crop and Animal Production
Employment (2013) 58
Establishments (2013) 10
Average Annual Wages (2013) $23,140
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Employment (2013) 149
Establishments (2013) 3
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 56,166
Utilities
Employment (2013) 0
Establishments (2013) 0
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 0
Construction
Employment (2013) 169
Establishments (2013) 39
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 27,191
Manufacturing
Employment (2013) 981
Establishments (2013) 29
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 34,239
Wholesale Trade
Employment (2013) 321
Establishments (2013) 36
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 58,114
Retail Trade
Employment (2013) 1,052
Establishments (2013) 89
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 21,290
Transportation and Warehousing
Employment (2013) 372
Establishments (2013) 22
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 36,879
Information
Employment (2013) 145
Establishments (2013) 11
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 27,937
Finance and Insurance
Employment (2013) 221
Establishments (2013) 36
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 38,316
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Employment (2013) 25
Establishments (2013) 9
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 26,785
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Employment (2013) 93
Establishments (2013) 18
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 26,655
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Employment (2013) 22
Establishments (2013) 1
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 59,151
Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation
Employment (2013) 360
Establishments (2013) 18
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 19,688
Educational Services
Employment (2013) 20
Establishments (2013) 3
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 34,085
Health Care and Social Assistance
Employment (2013) 1,364
Establishments (2013) 66
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 35,093
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Employment (2013) 18
Establishments (2013) 3
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 91,222
Accommodation and Food Services
Employment (2013) 734
Establishments (2013) 51
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 11,095
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Employment (2013) 217
Establishments (2013) 50
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 22,000
Government
Employment (2013) 3,356
Establishments (2013) 38
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 30,828
Unclassified
Employment (2013) 0
Establishments (2013) 0
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 0
Total
Employment (2013) 9,675
Establishments (2013) 532
Average Annual Wages (2013) $ 30,308



Unique Occupations**
Physical Therapist Assistants
Employment 46
Location Quotient* 8.75
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
Employment 27
Location Quotient* 8.33
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Employment 17
Location Quotient* 7.74
Postsecondary Teachers
Employment 478
Location Quotient* 4.5

** The above occupations have an above-average regional concentration of employment, demonstrating unique characteristics about the county and its workforce.
* Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated an occupation is in a region as compared to the nation. An LQ with a value greater than 1 indicates the occupation represents a larger share of total employment than the national average. An LQ with a value less than 1 indicates the occupation represents a smaller share of total employment than the national average.

TOP EMPLOYERS


Top County Employers
UT Martin
Estimated Employers 1,000
City Martin
MTD Products, Inc.
Estimated Employers 725
City Martin
Weakley County Board of Education
Estimated Employers 600
City Dresden
Volunteer Community Hospital
Estimated Employers 300
City Martin
Wal-Mart
Estimated Employers 250
City Martin
City of Martin
Estimated Employers 150
City Martin
Weakley County Nursing Home
Estimated Employers 150
City Dresden
Doyle, Sims and Sons Trucking, Inc.
Estimated Employers 100
City Dresden



TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS


Transportation
Nearest Commercial Service Airport McKellar Sipes (Jackson) [non-primary]
Distance to Nearest
Commercial Service Airport
57 miles (from county courthouse)
Daily Flights at Nearest
Commercial Service Airport
7
Nearest General Aviation Airport Everett-Stewart Regional Airport
Union City, Tennessee
Distance to Nearest
General Aviation Airport
19.7 miles
Runway Length at Nearest
General Aviation Airport
6,503 feet
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.5 minutes
Access of Interstate I-40 (42 miles)
U.S. Highways 45
State Highways 22, 43, 54, 89, 118, 124, 190, 216, 217, 239, 372, 431, 445
Nearest Port (from County Seat) Tiptonville (Cates Landing)
Railroads Serving County KWT Railway, NS, West TN Railroad



EDUCATION

General Stats
Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree or Higher
Weakley 89.5 %
Tennessee 87.4 %
Population Aged 25-64 With Associate's Degree or Higher
Weakley 27.5 %
Tennessee 32.7 %
Population Aged 25-64 With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Weakley 22.3 %
Tennessee 25.6 %
High School Graduation Rate
Weakley 93.0 %
Tennessee 87.2 %
College Going Rate
Weakley 67.9 %
Tennessee 59.0 %
Average ACT Score
Weakley 20.3
Tennessee 19.3




Regional Higher Education Institutions
The University of Tennessee at Martin [Weakley County]
City Martin
Enrollment 7,423
Bethel University [Carroll County - 16 miles]
City McKenzie
Enrollment 6,634
Tennessee College of Applied Technology [Carroll County - 17 miles]
City McKenzie
Enrollment 168
Tennessee College of Applied Technology [Henry County - 24 miles]
City Paris
Enrollment 272



Weakley County Schools
Elementary Schools
Number of Schools 4
Enrollment 1,951
Middle Schools
Number of Schools 2
Enrollment 1,024
High Schools
Number of Schools 4
Enrollment 1,319
Totals
Number of Schools 10
Enrollment 4,294

Note: enrollment is compiled by grade level and may not necessarily match school type

HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY


Doctors
Number of Doctors 7



Overweight and Obesity Prevalence
Adults* 29.5 %
Children ** (Grade 8) 51.8 %

* Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2006 - 2012) For adults, obesity is defined as having a BMI of greater than 30.
** Tennessee Department of Health. Overweight/obese was defined as BMI greater than or equal to the 85th percentile for children of the same age and sex



Regional Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers
Volunteer Community Hospital
Number of Beds 100
City Martin
Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Number of Beds 139
City Dresden
Healthsouth Cane Creek Rehabilitation Hospital
Number of Beds 40
City Martin
VanAyer Health Care and Rehab Center
Number of Beds 130
City Martin



CLIMATE

 

Climate
Average High Temperature 68.8 ° F
Average Low Temperature 47.3 ° F
Average Annual Temperature 58.1 ° F
Annual Rainfall 53.15 inches
Elevation 417 feet
Prevailing Winds South-Southwest




Additional Community Information
ThreeStar Certified County YES


WORKFORCE - AS OF MAY 2012

Business Quickfacts Weakley County Tennessee
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 572 131,582
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 7,497 2,264,032
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 -24.5 -5.3
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 1,752 465,545
Total number of firms, 2007 2,080 545,348
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) D 140,447,760
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) D 80,116,528
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) $265,377 77,547,291
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $7,986 $12,563
Accommondation and food service sales, 2007
D 10,626,759
Building Permits, 2011 35 14,977
Land area in square miles 580.36 41,234.90
Persons per square mile, 2010 60.3 153.9
FIPS Code 183 47



County Workforce Employed Unemployed
Weakley County 15,530 13,760 1,760
Obion County 13,430 11,660 1,770
Carroll County 14,100 12,680 1,410
Gibson County 21,560 19,260 2,310
Henry County 13,760 12,450 1,320
Graves County, KY 16,660 15,332 1,328
Fulton County, KY 2,419 1,938 481


To get more information about individual cities, see the County Data Sheets.

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2013)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2013)
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD)

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Tennessee Department of Revenue
Tennessee Department of Education
National Center for Education Statistics
Tennessee Department of Health
Weakley County Economic Development Board