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Piperton, Tennessee
Motto: "A better community built on small town values"
Location in Fayette County and the state of Tennessee
Location in Fayette County and the state of Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Fayette
Incorporated 1974
 • Total 27.3 sq mi (70.7 km2)
 • Land 27.2 sq mi (70.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,445
 • Density 53/sq mi (20.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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.


Piperton is located in the southwest corner of Fayette County at 35°2′42″N 89°37′24″W / 35.045°N 89.62333°W / 35.045; -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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 746
1990 612 −18.0%
2000 589 −3.8%
2010 1,445 145.3%
Est. 2015 1,629 12.7%

As of the census of 2000, there were 589 people, 259 households, and 206 families residing in the city. The population density was 60.4 people per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 27.6 per square mile (10.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.25% White, 12.56% African American, 0.51% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 259 households, of which 15.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the city, the population was spread out with 13.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 36.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,583, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $43,929 versus $32,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,435. About 1.1% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

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