Henry County, Tennessee facts for kids
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Henry County Courthouse in Paris
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Patrick Henry|
|• Total||593 sq mi (1,540 km2)|
|• Land||562 sq mi (1,460 km2)|
|• Water||31 sq mi (80 km2) 5.3%%|
|• Density||58/sq mi (22/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Henry County comprises the Paris, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
- Calloway County, Kentucky (north)
- Stewart County (northeast)
- Benton County (southeast)
- Carroll County (south)
- Weakley County (west)
- Graves County, Kentucky (northwest)
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
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,115 people, 13,019 households, and 9,009 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 15,783 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.21% White, 8.96% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,019 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,169, and the median income for a family was $35,836. Males had a median income of $27,849 versus $20,695 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,855. About 10.60% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.
- McKenzie (mostly in Carroll County and a small portion in Weakley County)
- Paris (county seat)
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