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Houston County
Houston County Courthouse in April 2014
Houston County Courthouse in April 2014
Flag of Houston County
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Official logo of Houston County
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Map of Tennessee highlighting Houston County
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
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Tennessee's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Tennessee
Founded 1871
Named for Sam Houston
Seat Erin
Largest city Erin
Area
 • Total 207 sq mi (540 km2)
 • Land 200 sq mi (500 km2)
 • Water 6.7 sq mi (17 km2)  3.2%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 8,283 Decrease
 • Density 42/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 7th

Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2020 census, the population was 8,283. Its county seat is Erin. The county was founded in 1871. It was named for Sam Houston.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 207 square miles (540 km2), of which 200 square miles (520 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (3.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • State Route 13
  • State Route 46
  • State Route 49
  • State Route 147
  • State Route 149
  • State Route 231
  • State Route 232

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 4,295
1890 5,390 25.5%
1900 6,476 20.1%
1910 6,224 −3.9%
1920 6,212 −0.2%
1930 5,555 −10.6%
1940 6,432 15.8%
1950 5,318 −17.3%
1960 4,794 −9.9%
1970 5,845 21.9%
1980 6,871 17.6%
1990 7,018 2.1%
2000 8,088 15.2%
2010 8,426 4.2%
2020 8,283 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020 2020
USA Houston County, Tennessee.csv age pyramid
Age pyramid Houston County

2020 census

Houston County racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 7,491 90.44%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 200 2.41%
Native American 32 0.39%
Asian 16 0.19%
Pacific Islander 8 0.1%
Other/Mixed 334 4.03%
Hispanic or Latino 202 2.44%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,283 people, 2,878 households, and 1,750 families residing in the county.

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Unincorporated communities

Education

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Public primary/middle schools

See also

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