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Robertson County, Tennessee
Map
Map of Tennessee highlighting Robertson County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded April 9, 1796
Seat Springfield
Largest City Springfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

476 sq mi (1,233 km²)
476 sq mi (1,233 km²)
0.2 sq mi (1 km²), 0.04%
PopulationEst.
 - (2016)
 - Density

71,651
139/sq mi (54/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.robertsoncountytn.org
Named for: James Robertson

Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,283. Its county seat is Springfield. The county was named for James Robertson, founder of Nashville and a state senator.

Robertson County is a component of the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 476 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 476 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

State protected areas

  • Cedar Hill Swamp Wildlife Management Area
  • Port Royal State Park (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 4,280
1810 7,270 69.9%
1820 9,938 36.7%
1830 13,372 34.6%
1840 13,801 3.2%
1850 16,145 17.0%
1860 15,265 −5.5%
1870 16,166 5.9%
1880 18,861 16.7%
1890 20,078 6.5%
1900 25,029 24.7%
1910 25,466 1.7%
1920 25,621 0.6%
1930 28,191 10.0%
1940 29,046 3.0%
1950 27,024 −7.0%
1960 27,335 1.2%
1970 29,102 6.5%
1980 37,021 27.2%
1990 41,494 12.1%
2000 54,433 31.2%
2010 66,238 21.7%
Est. 2015 68,570 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2014
USA Robertson County, Tennessee.csv age pyramid
Age pyramid Robertson County

As of the census of 2000, there were 54,433 people, 19,906 households, and 15,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 114 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 20,995 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.13% White, 8.62% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 the racial makeup of the county was 85.4% non-Hispanic whites, 8.3% African-Americans and 5.3% Latinos.

There were 19,906 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 18.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,174, and the median income for a family was $49,412. Males had a median income of $34,895 versus $24,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,054. About 6.40% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities


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