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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Dickson is a town in Tennessee with a population of 15,128. Dickson is in Dickson County. Living in Dickson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dickson and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Dickson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Dickson Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    959.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    76.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    690.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,943.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    351.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Dickson

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,071
National
$55,322
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I love Dickson! It is the perfect small town with all of the benefits of being a little bigger and being close to Nashville. The downtown area is picturesque, and it is always fun to go in the shops and grab a bit to get in the adorable cafes and restaurants. Whenever you're in the mood to experience nature, Montgomery Bell Park is a great place to escape to. Even merely driving through the park, you are surrounded by a serenity that can relax your pulse. To get your pulse pumping, you can hike one of the many trails, or you can go to one of the awesome gyms in town.
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I have lived here for 6 years. When we first moved, it was a relatively small town with a cute downtown and an exit off I-40, but over the past few years, Dickson has grown immensely. Downtown has been upgraded and is now a hub of cute antique stores and boutiques, the town itself is growing in population, and everything seems to be taking off in the way of expansion! It still has a small-town feel, but it is still growing as fast as the town can handle.
Dickson, Tn. is the right type of town for anyone. It isn't too big or too small. In the last five years, Dickson's economy has boomed. Multiple new businesses and chains have entered our town, increasing what it has to offer. Although there has been multiple intersections added, the overall traffic flow is good. Dickson is continuously growing, but remains to carry a small town hospitality.