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Cross Plains, Tennessee
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Location of Cross Plains, Tennessee
Location of Cross Plains, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Robertson
 • Total 8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)
 • Land 8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
745 ft (227 m)
 • Total 1,714
 • Density 166.8/sq mi (64.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-18420
GNIS feature ID 1306195

Cross Plains is a city in Robertson County, Tennessee. The population was 1,714 at the 2010 census.


In 1778, the first settlement in Robertson County was made by Thomas Kilgore on the waters of the Middle Fork of Red River, three-fourths of a mile west of Cross Plains. Cross Plains is the second oldest town in the county. The first building was a double log house erected by William Randolph in 1819, and used as a tavern.


Cross Plains is located at 36°32′42″N 86°40′27″W / 36.544912°N 86.674260°W / 36.544912; -86.674260.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 101
1980 655
1990 1,025 56.5%
2000 1,381 34.7%
2010 1,714 24.1%
Est. 2015 1,722 0.5%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,381 people, 504 households, and 400 families residing in the city. The population density was 166.8 people per square mile (64.4/km2). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 64.7 per square mile (25.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.06% White, 3.19% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 504 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,279, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $37,424 versus $24,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,792. About 8.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.

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