Dyersburg, TN
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Dyersburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 16,781 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Dyersburg is the 35th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dyersburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dyersburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dyersburg who work in sales jobs (10.31%), office and administrative support (9.40%), and management occupations (7.48%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Dyersburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.26 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Dyersburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Dyersburg overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Dyersburg, 23.35% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dyersburg in 2010 was $24,105, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,420 for a family of four. However, Dyersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dyersburg is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dyersburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dyersburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dyersburg include German, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Dyersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.