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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Dickson County is located in Tennessee with a population of 51,341. In Dickson County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dickson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dickson County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    801.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    68
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    602.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,971.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    276.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Dickson County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,398
National
$55,322

Dickson County Reviews

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It is a great little town to live in. The town is still small at the moment; however, it has been quickly growing the past couple of years. At the moment it doesn't seem like the growth is going to slow down for a while. Which means there will be more stores coming in and new jobs helping grow the economic output of Dickson. Therefore Dickson can continue to grow giving it better funding to make the schools better and make more things to do in the town. I would suggest Dickson as a good place to live. Everywhere i go the people are always nice and the locals I've known forever get invested in you and care which you do not receive everywhere.
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What I like about Dickson is, it has the qualities of a big city without the big city traffic. And since I have been raised throughout the United States, living in big cities, I know about big cities (New York City, Miami, Tampa, Anaheim & Moreno Valley in California), and Dickson gives me that feel.
Dickson is a great place to live. Close to Nashville TN. The businesses, and restaurants are good. Dickson also offers good Veterinary services. , several churches.