Dyer County, TN

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Population

37,751

0.577% decline

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$44,386

3.63% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Number of Employees

16,155

0.391% growth

Median Property Value

$98,100

5.13% decline

About

In 2017, Dyer County, TN had a population of 37.8k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $44,386. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dyer County, TN declined from 37,970 to 37,751, a -0.577% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,833 to $44,386, a 3.63% increase.

The population of Dyer County, TN is 80.3% White Alone, 13.4% Black or African American Alone, and 3.27% Hispanic or Latino. 3.13% of the people in Dyer County, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dyer County, TN are Dyersburg State Community College (409 degrees awarded in 2016), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern (225 degrees), and Volunteer Beauty Academy-Dyersburg (11 degrees).

The median property value in Dyer County, TN is $98,100, and the homeownership rate is 61.5%. Most people in Dyer County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dyer County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Dyer County, TN employs 16.2k people. The largest industries in Dyer County, TN are Manufacturing (3,920 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,344 people), and Retail Trade (1,580 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,121), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($61,121), and Utilities ($56,875).

Median household income in Dyer County, TN is $44,386. Males in Dyer County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Dyer County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,386

2017 value

± $2,404

3.63%

1 Year Growth

± 8.56%

Households in Dyer County, TN have a median annual income of $44,386, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,833 in 2016, which represents a 3.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Dyer County, TN made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Dyer County, TN by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Dyer County, TN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dyer County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9649

  2. Census Tract 9645

  3. Census Tract 9648

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dyer County, TN was Census Tract 9649 with a value of $56,875, followed by Census Tract 9645 and Census Tract 9648, with respective values of $52,708 and $49,853.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dyer County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dyer County, TN (6.67k out of 36.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,022 ± 531

  2. Black

    1,302 ± 284

  3. Two Or More

    282 ± 152

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dyer County, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.2k

2017 Value

± 941

0.391%

1 Year growth

± 8.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dyer County, TN grew at a rate of 0.391%, from 16.1k employees to 16.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dyer County, TN, are Production Occupations (2,565 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,787 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,377 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dyer County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dyer County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,565 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,787 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dyer County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.74 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.97 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dyer County, TN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,143), Management Occupations ($61,574), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,231).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.2k

2017 Value

± 941

0.391%

1 Year growth

± 8.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dyer County, TN grew at a rate of 0.391%, from 16.1k employees to 16.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dyer County, TN, are Manufacturing (3,920 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,344 people), and Retail Trade (1,580 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dyer County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Dyer County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Dyer County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,920 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,344 people), and Retail Trade (1,580 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dyer County, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.4 times higher than expected), Construction (1.11 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dyer County, TN, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,121), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($61,121), and Utilities ($56,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $31.1B and Mixed freight and $26.9B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.2% of the population of Dyer County, TN has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Dyer County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Dyer County, TN see 1804 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.9% decrease from the previous year (1897 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1985 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1985 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,804 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dyer County, TN see an average of 1,804 patients per year. This represents a 4.9% decrease from the previous year (1,897 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dyer County, TN in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.83%

Uninsured

45.2%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dyer County, TN declined by 8.88% from 10.8% to 9.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dyer County, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

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Diversity

Dyer County, TN is home to a population of 37.8k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.24% of Dyer County, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Dyer County, TN is composed of 30.3k White Alone residents (80.3%), 5.07k Black or African American Alone residents (13.4%), 1.23k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.27%), 698 Two or More Races residents (1.85%), 269 Asian Alone residents (0.713%), 134 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.355%), 41 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.109%), and 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0238%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dyer County, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (829 speakers), Chinese (66 speakers), and Tagalog (54 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dyer County, TN was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Dyer County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dyer County, TN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.24% of Dyer County, TN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dyer County, TN was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Dyer County, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Dyer County, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Dyer County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dyer County, TN was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.3k ± 26

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.07k ± 250

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.23k ± 298

In 2017, there were 5.98 times more White Alone residents (30.3k people) in Dyer County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.07k Black or African American Alone and 1.23k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dyer County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    829 speakers (2.32%)

  2. Chinese

    66 speakers (0.185%)

  3. Tagalog

    54 speakers (0.151%)

3.13% of Dyer County, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Dyer County, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.32% of the overall population of Dyer County, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.185% speak Chinese and 0.151% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    807 ± 174

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    540 ± 179

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    213 ± 104

Dyer County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dyer County, TN awarded 645 degrees. The student population of Dyer County, TN is skewed towards women, with 1,271 male students and 2,000 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dyer County, TN are White (528 and 81.9%), followed by Black or African American (93 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (15 and 2.33%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 0.775%).

The largest universities in Dyer County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Dyersburg State Community College (409 and 63.4%), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern (225 and 34.9%), and Volunteer Beauty Academy-Dyersburg (11 and 1.71%).

The most popular majors in Dyer County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (194 and 30.1%), Registered Nursing (85 and 13.2%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (61 and 9.46%).

The median tuition costs in Dyer County, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 142 degrees awarded

  2. 85 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dyer County, TN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 142 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dyer County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 409 degrees awarded

  2. 225 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Dyer County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dyersburg State Community College with 409 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

274

Degrees Awarded to Men

371

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 274 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dyer County, TN, which is 0.739 times less than the 371 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    528 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dyer County, TN were to White students. These 528 degrees mean that there were 5.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 93 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dyer County, TN was $98,100 in 2017, which is 0.451 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,400 to $98,100, a 5.13% decrease. The homeownership rate in Dyer County, TN is 61.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dyer County, TN have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dyer County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,386

Median Household Income

± $2,404

15.3k

Number of Households

± 891

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.3k households in Dyer County, TN grew to $44,386 from the previous year's value of $42,833.

The following chart displays the households in Dyer County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$98,100

2017 Median

± $4,178

$103,400

2016 Median

± $5,490

In 2017, the median property value in Dyer County, TN declined from to $98,100 from the previous year's value of $103,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dyer County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dyer County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dyer County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dyer County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.5%

2017 Homeownership

63.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.5% of the housing units in Dyer County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dyer County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dyer County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dyer County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dyer County, TN have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Dyer County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.1%

  2. Carpooled

    6.49%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dyer County, TN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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