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Location of Martin, Tennessee
|• Total||12.4 sq mi (32.2 km2)|
|• Land||12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||407 ft (124 m)|
|• Density||848.9/sq mi (327.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1292789|
Martin is a city in Weakley County, Tennessee, United States. Martin, Tennessee is named for Captain William Martin. William Martin was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1806, and moved to Weakley County, Tennessee with his wife Sarah in 1832. Captain Martin prospered through tobacco farming and began working to establish a railroad connection in what would later become Martin in 1852. It was not until after his death in 1859 that his sons, led primarily by George W. Martin, persuaded the Mississippi Central Railroad to locate a connection with the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad in what would become Martin, Tennessee in 1872 Martin is the home of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The population was 11,473 at the 2010 census.
Martin is located at(36.341836, -88.851647).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 square miles (32 km2), of which 12.4 square miles (32 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.32%) is water.
Major roads and highways
- U.S. Route 45E (Elm St., Lindell St.)
- State Route 22
- State Route 431 (Main Street, University Street)
- State Route 43 (Skyhawk Parkway)
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,515 people, 3,773 households, and 2,029 families residing in the city. The population density was 848.9 people per square mile (327.7/km²). There were 4,106 housing units at an average density of 331.5 per square mile (128.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.32% White, 25.62% African American, 0.08% Native American, 4.13% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.82% of the population.
There were 3,773 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 32.6% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,493, and the median income for a family was $38,648. Males had a median income of $29,836 versus $22,219 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,184. About 15.8% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.
The ZIP codes used in the Martin area are: 38237 and 38238, with the latter reserved for the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Points of interest
- University of Tennessee at Martin
- University of Tennessee Botanical Gardens
- Westview High School (Tennessee)
- Tennessee Soybean Festival
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