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Bethel Springs, Tennessee
Bethel Springs City Hall and Fire Department in November 2013.
Bethel Springs City Hall and Fire Department in November 2013.
Location in McNairy County and the state of Tennessee.
Location in McNairy County and the state of Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County McNairy
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
479 ft (146 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 718
 • Density 345.2/sq mi (133.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38315
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-05380
GNIS feature ID 1305159

Bethel Springs is a town in McNairy County, Tennessee. The population was 718 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Bethel Springs is located at 35°14′15″N 88°36′41″W / 35.23750°N 88.61139°W / 35.23750; -88.61139 (35.237378, -88.611429). Bethel Springs was named after a Presbyterian church that was founded in the area. The name Bethel was derived from Bethlehem, and springs from the numerous springs in the area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 369
1930 573
1940 560 −2.3%
1950 623 11.3%
1960 533 −14.4%
1970 781 46.5%
1980 873 11.8%
1990 755 −13.5%
2000 763 1.1%
2010 718 −5.9%
Est. 2015 713 −0.7%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 763 people, 317 households, and 219 families residing in the town. The population density was 345.2 people per square mile (133.3/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 157.0 per square mile (60.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.58% White, 13.50% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 317 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $26,500 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,402. About 12.8% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

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