Gleason, Tennessee

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Gleason is a town in Weakley County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,463 at the 2000 census. The city also holds the annual Tater Town Parade and festival in the fall. The Ladies High School basketball team has won the State Championship on three separate occasions, in 1992, 1999 and 2007.



Gleason is located at 36°12′56″N 88°36′44″W / 36.21556°N 88.61222°W / 36.21556; -88.61222 (36.215641, -88.612114)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,463 people, 599 households, and 431 families residing in the town. The population density was 640.5 people per square mile (247.7/km²). There were 657 housing units at an average density of 287.6/sq mi (111.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.43% White, 0.55% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.41% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 599 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,597, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $26,397 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,747. About 13.6% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

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