The town of Dyersburg, Tennessee is home to approximately 16,000 people. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. A slim majority of residents rent their homes (54%) as opposed to owning (46%) in Dyersburg, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $244 per month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Dyersburg will save around $2,900 compared to the state average.
Many Dyersburg residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 15% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of the city's population works in transportation, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $51,000, Dyersburg workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in Tennessee. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Dyersburg has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (24%). In addition, 14% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Dyersburg residents know that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 38% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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