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Millington is at 35°20'12" North, 89°54'8" West (35.336566, -89.902132).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,433 people, 3,633 households, and 2,699 families residing in the city. The population density is 258.7/km² (670.2/mi²). There are 4,019 housing units at an average density of 99.7/km² (258.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 70.77% White, 22.09% African American, 0.72% Native American, 2.51% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 4.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,633 households out of which 41.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% are married couples living together, 14.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% are non-families. 21.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.17.
In the city the population is spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $39,120, and the median income for a family is $44,495. Males have a median income of $33,533 versus $23,012 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,348. 9.7% of the population and 6.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.8% of those under the age of 18 and 8.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Millington is home to the Naval Support Activity Mid-South naval base, one of the largest single employers in the state of Tennessee, with approximately 6000 military, civilian and contractor employees on 1,950 acres. The naval base hosts many tennant organizations, notably the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Formerly known as the Naval Air Station (NAS) Memphis, a major technical training center for the United States Navy comprising over 3,800 acres, the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure Commission resulted in significant changes to the base's mission and its redesignation in 1995 as the Naval Support Activity Memphis. The airfield was turned over to the city of Millington, which is now the Millington Municipal Airport. In 1998, the name of the naval base was changed to the Naval Support Activity Mid-South to better reflect its current mission and the Navy's approach to regionalization. A large number of military retirees live in and around Millington in order to make use of base facilities, which contributes to the local economy.
- Naval Support Activity Mid-South
- Millington Municipal Airport
- Millington, Tennessee official city home page
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