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Spring Hill, Tennessee
Spring Hill City Hall, December 2013.
Spring Hill City Hall, December 2013.
Motto(s): 
"A blend of Commerce, History and Country Living"
Location of Spring Hill, Tennessee
Location of Spring Hill, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
Counties Williamson, Maury
City 1808
Government
 • Type City
 • Mayor Rick Graham
Area
 • Total 17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)
 • Land 17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total 32,576
 • Density 1,640.5/sq mi (633.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37174
Area code(s) 931 615
FIPS code 47-70580
GNIS feature ID 1303764
Website City of Spring Hill, Tennessee
Spring Hill Tennessee's Official Website

Spring Hill is a city in Maury and Williamson counties, Tennessee, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Nashville. Spring Hill's population as of 2014 was 34,269.

History

The first settlers of Spring Hill arrived in 1808 and the city was established in 1809. Albert Russell was the first person to build a home on the land that became Spring Hill.

Spring Hill was the site of a Civil War battle, now known as the Battle of Spring Hill, on November 29, 1864.

Later, Spring Hill was the home of a preparatory school, Branham and Hughes Military Academy, the campus of which now serves as the main campus of Tennessee Children's Home, a ministry associated with the Churches of Christ.

Geography

Spring Hill is located at 35°45′9″N 86°54′50″W / 35.7525°N 86.91389°W / 35.7525; -86.91389 (35.752556, -86.914021).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.7 square miles (45.9 km²), of which 17.7 square miles (45.9 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.17%) is water.

The official main street of Spring Hill is also called US Highway 31, Columbia Pike or Nashville Highway.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 400
1910 695
1920 403 −42.0%
1930 416 3.2%
1940 543 30.5%
1950 541 −0.4%
1960 689 27.4%
1970 685 −0.6%
1980 989 44.4%
1990 1,464 48.0%
2000 7,715 427.0%
2010 29,036 276.4%
Est. 2015 36,055 24.2%
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As of the 2000 census, there were 7,715 people, 2,634 households and 2,159 families residing in the city. The population density was 435.6 people per square mile (168.2/km²). There were 2,819 housing units at an average density of 159.2 per square mile (61.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.33% White, 7.80% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

There were 2,634 households out of which 50.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present and 18.0% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 42.0% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64 and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,872 and the median income for a family was $62,643. Males had a median income of $50,819 versus $29,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,688. About 3.1% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Recent growth

The population was 7,715 at the 2000 census. Rapid growth has taken place in recent years with a population of 23,462 in 2007 and a 2010 census population of 29,036 and a population of 31,140 in 2012.

Arts and culture

Attractions

Rippavilla Franklin TN
Rippavilla Plantation, December 2009.

Rippavilla Plantation, which is located at 5700 Main Street (TN-31, Columbia Pike, or Nashville Hwy), offers educational activities and an annual corn maze among other attractions.

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