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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    C-
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    B
Obion County is located in Tennessee with a population of 30,520. In Obion County, most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Obion County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Obion County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$590
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Obion County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    550.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    12
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    59.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    975.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,374.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Obion County

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,866
National
$55,322

Obion County Reviews

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As a resident for thirteen years, I find Obion County to be a quiet, laid-back, and a little racist city. However, its the place to go in the summer where the Obion County Fair happens in August. Discovery Park is the number 1 attraction for guests all over the world.

I may not be here by the summer, but I would rather live down south than up in Chicago.
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Obion County is a small county that will make anyone feel welcome. Some of the tourists attractions are Reelfoot Lake and Discovery Park of America.
This is a small town. Overall our crime rate, unemployment rate, and quality of life are better than most other places. If I could do it all over I would choose to live here until my child moves somewhere else. When she decides to move, I will probably follow.