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Henry County
Henry County Courthouse in Paris
Henry County Courthouse in Paris
Official seal of Henry County
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Map of Tennessee highlighting Henry County
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Tennessee
Founded 1821
Named for Patrick Henry
Seat Paris
Largest city Paris
Area
 • Total 593 sq mi (1,540 km2)
 • Land 562 sq mi (1,460 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2)  5.3%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 32,199 Decrease
 • Density 58/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 8th

Henry County is a county located on the northwestern border of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and is considered part of West Tennessee. As of the 2020 census, the population was 32,199. Its county seat is Paris. The county is named for the Virginia orator and American Founding Father Patrick Henry.

Henry County comprises the Paris, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area. West Tennessee lands and commodity culture were associated with the lowlands and delta of the Mississippi River, which created fertile areas that supported cotton culture. During the antebellum era, numerous enslaved African Americans provided labor for the cotton plantations.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 593 square miles (1,540 km2), of which 562 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (5.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

State protected areas

  • Big Sandy Wildlife Management Area (part)
  • Holly Fork Wildlife Management Area
  • Paris Landing State Park
  • West Sandy Wildlife Management Area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 12,249
1840 14,906 21.7%
1850 18,233 22.3%
1860 19,133 4.9%
1870 20,380 6.5%
1880 22,142 8.6%
1890 21,070 −4.8%
1900 24,208 14.9%
1910 25,434 5.1%
1920 27,151 6.8%
1930 26,432 −2.6%
1940 25,877 −2.1%
1950 23,828 −7.9%
1960 22,275 −6.5%
1970 23,749 6.6%
1980 28,656 20.7%
1990 27,888 −2.7%
2000 31,115 11.6%
2010 32,330 3.9%
2018 (est.) 32,358 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2014
USA Henry County, Tennessee.csv age pyramid
Age pyramid Henry County

2020 census

Henry County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 27,250 84.63%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,307 7.16%
Native American 76 0.24%
Asian 202 0.63%
Pacific Islander 7 0.02%
Other/Mixed 1,480 4.6%
Hispanic or Latino 877 2.72%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 32,199 people, 13,394 households, and 9,024 families residing in the county.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

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