Dyersburg, Tennessee

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Dyersburg is a city in and the county seat of Dyer County, Tennessee, United States,[3] 77 miles (124 km) north-northeast of Memphis on the Forked Deer River.  The population was 17,452 at the 2000 census



Dyersburg is located at 36°2′22″N 89°22′58″W / 36.03944°N 89.38278°W / 36.03944; -89.38278 (36.039440, -89.382766).[4]  The city's proximity to the New Madrid Fault Zone makes it an at-risk place to live.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39.2 km²), of which, 15.1 square miles (39.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.53%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,452 people, 7,036 households, and 4,517 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,158.7 people per square mile (447.4/km²). There were 7,885 housing units at an average density of 523.5/sq mi (202.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.68% White, 22.02% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

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