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Piperton, Tennessee
Motto(s): 
"A better community built on small town values"
Location of Piperton in Fayette County, Tennessee.
Location of Piperton in Fayette County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Fayette
Incorporated 1974
Area
 • Total 27.33 sq mi (70.78 km2)
 • Land 27.20 sq mi (70.45 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
Elevation
361 ft (110 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,445
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,986
 • Density 73.01/sq mi (28.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38017
Area code(s) 901
FIPS code 47-58840
GNIS feature ID 1297695

Piperton is a city in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,445 at the 2010 census, up from 589 at the 2000 census. In 2007 USA Today cited the National Motorist Association when it listed Piperton as one of the worst cities for speeding tickets across the USA.

Geography

Piperton is located in the southwest corner of Fayette County at 35°2′42″N 89°37′24″W / 35.04500°N 89.62333°W / 35.04500; -89.62333 (35.045003, -89.623451). It is bordered to the west by Collierville in Shelby County, to the east by Rossville, and to the south by Marshall County, Mississippi.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.3 square miles (70.7 km2), of which 27.2 square miles (70.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.45%, is water. The city's area nearly tripled between 2000 and 2010, from an area in 2000 of 9.8 square miles (25 km2).

Major thoroughfares

  • U.S. Route 72 crosses the southern part of the city, leading northwest into Collierville and 26 miles (42 km) to downtown Memphis. To the southeast, US 72 crosses into Mississippi and leads 64 miles (103 km) to Corinth.
  • State Route 57 passes through central Piperton, leading west into Collierville and east 25 miles (40 km) to Grand Junction.
  • State Route 196 crosses TN 57 at the center of Piperton and leads north 21 miles (34 km) to Gallaway. The southern terminus of TN 196 is at US 72 just north of the Mississippi border in southern Piperton.
  • State Route 385 (Nonconnah/Bill Morris Parkway), the Memphis outer beltway, passes through the western part of Piperton, with access from TN 57.
  • Interstate 269 has an interchange with TN 385 at the Piperton/Collierville border. To the north of the interchange, I-269 is the new numbering for the beltway, while to the south, I-269 leads into Mississippi, with one exit in Piperton at US 72.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 746
1990 612 −18.0%
2000 589 −3.8%
2010 1,445 145.3%
Est. 2019 1,986 37.4%
Sources:

2020 census

Piperton Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 1,695 74.9%
Black or African American 401 17.72%
Native American 3 0.13%
Asian 41 1.81%
Pacific Islander 1 0.04%
Other/Mixed 70 3.09%
Hispanic or Latino 52 2.3%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 2,263 people, 807 households, and 652 families residing in the city.

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