Obion, Tennessee

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Obion is a town in Obion County, Tennessee, along the Obion River. The population was 1,134 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.



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.


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/sq mi (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.

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