Toone, Tennessee

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Toone is a town in Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 330 at the 2000 census.



Toone is located at 35°21′8″N 88°57′14″W / 35.35222°N 88.95389°W / 35.35222; -88.95389 (35.352311, -88.953801)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

The town has a bank and a post office in its downtown area. Kilgore Flare Company has operated near Toone since the early 1920s. They manufacture air-deployable decoy flares for use by US military aircraft on a 264-acre (1.07 km2) facility on the towns outskirts. An additional 242-acre (0.98 km2) testing ground is also located near the town.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 330 people, 107 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 397.7 people per square mile (153.5/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 138.6/sq mi (53.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.45% White, 34.24% African American, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 107 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 127.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,500, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $16,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,956. About 12.8% of families and 30.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.

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