Erin, Tennessee

Erin is a city in and the county seat of Houston County, Tennessee, United States.[6] The population was 1,490 at the 2000 census, and 1,324 at the 2010 census.

Erin, Tennessee
Houston County Courthouse
Houston County Courthouse
Nickname(s): 
Irish Town Tennessee
Location of Erin in Houston County, Tennessee.
Location of Erin in Houston County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°19′1″N 87°41′53″W / 36.31694°N 87.69806°W / 36.31694; -87.69806Coordinates: 36°19′1″N 87°41′53″W / 36.31694°N 87.69806°W / 36.31694; -87.69806
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyHouston
Settledapprox. 1780
Government
 • MayorPaul Bailey [1]
Area
 • Total3.90 sq mi (10.10 km2)
 • Land3.90 sq mi (10.09 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
480 ft (146 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,324
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
1,292
 • Density331.62/sq mi (128.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37061
Area code(s)931
FIPS code47-24320[4]
GNIS feature ID1283839[5]
Websitewww.erintn.org

HistoryEdit

The city was perhaps named for Erin, a poetic name for Ireland.[7]

GeographyEdit

Erin is located at 36°19′1″N 87°41′53″W / 36.31694°N 87.69806°W / 36.31694; -87.69806 (36.316998, -87.697946).[8] The elevation is 480 feet above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), all land.

Major roads and highwaysEdit

ZIP codeEdit

The ZIP code used in the Erin area is 37061.

Area codeEdit

Erin uses the area code 931.

GovernmentEdit

  • Board of Aldermen & Mayor meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Erin City Hall.
  • Planning Commission meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Erin City Hall.

Elected officialsEdit

  • City Mayor: Paul Bailey
  • City Recorder: Angela Neilson
  • City Bookkeeper: Cheryl Hollis
  • City Clerks: Betty Beard and Farrah Dennis

AldermenEdit

  • Ward 1: Lou Anne Pollard and Wanda Lockhart
  • Ward 2: Betsy Ligon (Vice Mayor) and Cecil Baggett
  • Ward 3: Linda Owens and Nethla Shires
  • Ward 4: Loraine Beechum and Paul J. Gooden

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880485
189078962.7%
1910943
1920855−9.3%
1930819−4.2%
194090510.5%
1950858−5.2%
19601,09727.9%
19701,1656.2%
19801,61438.5%
19901,586−1.7%
20001,490−6.1%
20101,324−11.1%
Est. 20181,292[3]−2.4%
Sources:[9][10]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,490 people, 588 households, and 355 families residing in the city. The population density was 363.6 people per square mile (140.3/km²). There were 653 housing units at an average density of 159.4 per square mile (61.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.38% White, 10.40% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.67% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 588 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,107, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $26,484 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,281. About 19.2% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 25.1% of those age 65 or over.

SchoolsEdit

Public high schoolsEdit

Public primary/middle schoolsEdit

Major EventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erin official website. Accessed 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ Deigman, John (Dec 30, 1891). "Ireland in America". The Canadian Statesman. p. 2. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  10. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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