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Carroll County, Tennessee
Map

Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded November 7, 1821
Seat Huntingdon
Largest City McKenzie
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

600 sq mi (1,554 km²)
599 sq mi (1,551 km²)
0.8 sq mi (2 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,522
48/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: William Carroll

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,522. Its county seat is Huntingdon. The county was established by the Tennessee General Assembly on November 7, 1821, and was named for Governor William Carroll.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 600 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 599 square miles (1,550 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

State protected areas

  • Harts Mill Wetland Wildlife Management Area (part)
  • Jarrell Switch Refuge
  • Natchez Trace State Forest (part)
  • Natchez Trace State Park (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 9,397
1840 12,362 31.6%
1850 15,967 29.2%
1860 17,437 9.2%
1870 19,447 11.5%
1880 22,103 13.7%
1890 23,630 6.9%
1900 24,250 2.6%
1910 23,971 −1.2%
1920 24,361 1.6%
1930 26,132 7.3%
1940 25,978 −0.6%
1950 26,553 2.2%
1960 23,476 −11.6%
1970 25,741 9.6%
1980 28,285 9.9%
1990 27,514 −2.7%
2000 29,475 7.1%
2010 28,522 −3.2%
Est. 2015 27,910 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2014
USA Carroll County, Tennessee.csv age pyramid
Age pyramid Carroll County

As of the census of 2000, there were 29,475 people, 11,779 households, and 8,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 13,057 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.68% White, 10.35% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,779 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,463, and the median income for a family was $36,880. Males had a median income of $29,904 versus $20,024 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,251. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

The Carroll County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (4.6 mi, 7.4 km) northwest of the central business district of Huntingdon, Tennessee.

Communities

McLemoresville TN 006
McLemoresville

City

Towns

Unincorporated


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