Obion, TN Population

Population: 1,134. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,109 (-2.2% change)
Males: 534 (47.1%), Females: 600 (52.9%)

Obion County

Zip code: 38240

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $28,958
Median house value: $48,400

Races in Obion:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.8%)
  • Black (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (31.8%), English (7.6%), Irish (6.0%), German (2.2%), Swedish (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Elevation: 290 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Obion

  • High school or higher: 63.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Obion town

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -133 (-10.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Obion:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL UNION CITY (about 14 miles; UNION CITY, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE DYERSBURG HOSPITA (about 21 miles; DYERSBURG, TN)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CANE CREEK REHAB HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; MARTIN, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Obion:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 52 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 62 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 71 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Obion:

Amtrak station near Obion:

  • 12 miles: NEWBERN/DYERSBURG (NEWBERN, 108 JEFFERSON ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Obion:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 32 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 88 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 91 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 15,831)

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