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Munford, Tennessee
Munford City Hall
Munford City Hall
Nickname(s): Kind of Town!
Location of Munford in Tipton County, Tennessee.
Location of Munford in Tipton County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°26′41″N 89°48′38″W / 35.44472°N 89.81056°W / 35.44472; -89.81056
MUNFORD TENNESSEE Latitude and Longitude:

35°26′41″N 89°48′38″W / 35.44472°N 89.81056°W / 35.44472; -89.81056
CountryUnited States
State Tennessee
County Tipton
 • Total8.1 sq mi (20.9 km2)
 • Land8.0 sq mi (20.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
446 ft (136 m)
( 2010)
 • Total5,927
 • Estimate 
(2016) [1]
 • Density585.4/sq mi (226.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 901 Exchanges: 837,840
FIPS code47-51540 [2]
GNIS feature ID1295096 [3]

Munford is a city in Tipton County, Tennessee. The population was 4,708 at the 2000 census, when it was listed as a town.


Munford is located at 35°26′41″N 89°48′38″W / 35.444660°N 89.810567°W / 35.444660; -89.810567. [4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), of which 8.0 square miles (21 km2) is land and 0.12% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20166,057 [1]2.2%
Sources: [5] [6]

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 5,927 people, 2,174 households, and 1,667 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 87.90% White, 7.20% African American, 0.4% Native American, & 1.5% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.00% of the population.

There were 2,174 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.11.

According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14., the median household income in Munford was $56,242. 11.9% of all residents were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under the age of 18.


Munford Public Schools are part of Tipton County Schools. The Tipton County School District has eight elementary schools, five middle schools and four high schools.

Schools located in Munford include:

Dr. William E. Bibb is the Director of Schools. [7]

Munford Police Department

The Munford Police Department has several programs including: Neighborhood/Community Watch Program, Home Security Checks, Children's Fingerprint Identification and Photo, Traffic Safety Program, and School Career Day. [8]

The Munford Police Department also has a S.W.A.T. team that is used in high risk situations including: hostage situations, dangerous drug situations, and blocked or "barricaded" subjects. [9]

Munford Fire Department

The fire department serves around 15,000 residents of the Munford and Atoka communities; however, "the department also serves county residents outside the corporate limits, which brings the population base up to an estimated 30,000."

The fire department not only responds to fires, but they also respond to wide range of other emergency situations including motorcycle accidents, medical emergencies, and several others. Every six months, the fire "department also remains up to date with safety inspections of all businesses." The city contains 1300 fire hydrants which are provided by the Munford Fire Department.

"The priorities of the department are clear: Life Safety, Emergency Incident Stabilization, and Property Conservation."


Celebrate Munford

Celebrate Munford is a "non-profit group of citizens" in the Munford community, as well as areas surrounding Munford. The group is always looking for new members to lead the events.

Celebrate Munford has been hosting an annual event in downtown Munford for the past 29 years, The Munford Arts and Crafts Fair. The fair is the third Saturday of September every year. The fair lasts all day and is packed full with booths and vendors. Vendors are welcomed to reserve a booth spot. Fair food is also available at several booths. Stages that are booked with entertainers are also at the fair. There are various music styles played and dances performed.

Every Fourth of July, the Celebrate Munford group sponsors the Celebrate Independence. The event is located at the Munford City Park, across from the skate park. The United States Navy band plays for everyone as they picnic and socialize. As the band plays their finale, a firework show begins. [11]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Archived from the original on May 29, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Tipton County Schools". Tipton County Schools. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-09.

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