Dresden, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,855. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,703 (-5.3% change)
Males: 1,327 (46.5%), Females: 1,528 (53.5%)

Weakley County

Zip code: 38225

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $26,701 (year 2000)
Median house value: $61,900 (year 2000)

Races in Dresden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.2%)
  • Black (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (17.0%), Irish (10.4%), English (9.0%), German (5.8%), French (1.9%), Polish (1.7%).

Elevation: 425 feet

Land area: 5.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dresden

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dresden town

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +348 (+13.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Dresden:

  • HEALTHSOUTH CANE CREEK REHAB HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; MARTIN, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-VOLUNTEER HOSPITL (about 12 miles; MARTIN, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-MCKENZIE HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; MC KENZIE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dresden:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 51 miles; JACKSON, TN; ID: MKL)
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 53 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: PAH)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 88 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; ID: CGI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dresden:

  • EVERETT-STEWART (about 21 miles; UNION CITY, TN; ID: UCY)
  • FULTON (about 22 miles; FULTON, KY; ID: 1M7)
  • CARROLL COUNTY (about 23 miles; HUNTINGDON, TN; ID: HZD)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dresden:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 3 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; MURRAY, KY; FT enrollment: 7,676)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 94 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; FT enrollment: 7,227)
  • AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 95 miles; CLARKSVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 104 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)

Schools

Public high schools in Dresden:

  • DRESDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 7150 HWY 22; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEAKLEY COUNTY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 8250 HWY 22; Grades: 10 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dresden:

  • DRESDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 759 LINDEN ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • DRESDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 759 LINDEN ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Dresden:

  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 210 CLARENCE LANE; Grades: PK – 10)

Libraries

Library in Dresden:

  • NED R. MCWHERTER WEAKLEY COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $107,377; Location: 341 LINDEN STREET; 16,353 books; 1,512 audio materials; 1,716 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)