Sardis, Tennessee

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Sardis is a town in Henderson County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 445 at the 2000 census.



Sardis is located at 35°26′34″N 88°17′29″W / 35.44278°N 88.29139°W / 35.44278; -88.29139 (35.442639, -88.291280)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 445 people, 186 households, and 129 families residing in the town. The population density was 188.2 people per square mile (72.8/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 89.3/sq mi (34.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.10% White, 0.45% Native American, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 186 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% 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 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,714, and the median income for a family was $40,156. Males had a median income of $27,159 versus $20,521 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,189. About 12.6% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.


Sardis residents are zoned to schools in the Henderson County School System.


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