Carroll County, Tennessee

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Carroll County, Tennessee
Carroll County Museum McLemoresville TN 002.jpg
Carroll County Museum in McLemoresville.
Map of Tennessee highlighting Carroll County
Location in the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded November 7, 1821
Named for William Carroll[1]
Seat Huntingdon
Largest city McKenzie
Area
 • Total 600 sq mi (1,554 km2)
 • Land 599 sq mi (1,551 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 28,522
 • Density 48/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,522.[2] Its county seat is Huntingdon.[3] The county was established by the Tennessee General Assembly on November 7, 1821,[4] and was named for Governor William Carroll.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 600 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 599 square miles (1,550 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

State protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 9,397
1840 12,362 31.6%
1850 15,967 29.2%
1860 17,437 9.2%
1870 19,447 11.5%
1880 22,103 13.7%
1890 23,630 6.9%
1900 24,250 2.6%
1910 23,971 −1.2%
1920 24,361 1.6%
1930 26,132 7.3%
1940 25,978 −0.6%
1950 26,553 2.2%
1960 23,476 −11.6%
1970 25,741 9.6%
1980 28,285 9.9%
1990 27,514 −2.7%
2000 29,475 7.1%
2010 28,522 −3.2%
Est. 2016 28,092 [7] −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2014[2]
Age pyramid Carroll County[12]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 29,475 people, 11,779 households, and 8,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 13,057 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.68% White, 10.35% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,779 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,463, and the median income for a family was $36,880. Males had a median income of $29,904 versus $20,024 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,251. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

The Carroll County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (4.6 mi, 7.4 km) northwest of the central business district of Huntingdon, Tennessee.[14]

Media

Radio stations

Newspapers

  • The McKenzie Banner
  • Carroll County News-Leader
  • Tennessee Magnet Publications

Communities

McLemoresville

City

Towns

Unincorporated

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.7% 7,756 22.4% 2,327 2.9% 301
2012 66.6% 7,225 32.0% 3,475 1.4% 151
2008 64.0% 7,455 34.2% 3,980 1.8% 211
2004 56.2% 6,605 43.1% 5,070 0.7% 82
2000 50.5% 5,465 48.4% 5,239 1.1% 123
1996 42.7% 4,206 49.9% 4,912 7.4% 731
1992 41.0% 4,842 48.7% 5,741 10.3% 1,216
1988 57.3% 5,635 42.2% 4,151 0.5% 44
1984 56.4% 6,017 42.8% 4,568 0.7% 77
1980 51.0% 5,681 47.4% 5,277 1.7% 185
1976 41.5% 4,031 57.4% 5,581 1.1% 109
1972 69.3% 5,784 27.4% 2,290 3.3% 275
1968 41.8% 3,757 21.5% 1,932 36.7% 3,298
1964 47.9% 3,734 52.1% 4,056
1960 59.4% 4,517 38.9% 2,961 1.7% 131
1956 55.8% 4,235 42.6% 3,232 1.6% 123
1952 56.5% 3,741 42.9% 2,841 0.7% 44
1948 43.0% 2,651 45.7% 2,818 11.4% 704
1944 58.9% 2,996 40.8% 2,077 0.3% 15
1940 49.3% 2,782 50.2% 2,830 0.5% 30
1936 42.9% 2,282 56.2% 2,989 1.0% 52
1932 48.6% 2,505 50.5% 2,603 0.9% 48
1928 62.8% 2,981 36.7% 1,743 0.5% 23
1924 51.6% 2,199 46.1% 1,962 2.4% 100
1920 56.3% 4,141 43.7% 3,215
1916 52.1% 2,217 47.0% 2,001 1.0% 41
1912 33.6% 1,362 40.8% 1,653 25.6% 1,036

See also

References

  1. ^ Joe David McClure, "Carroll County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 22 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "TN Public Acts of 1821 Chapter 32". CTAS Private Acts. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 70. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  14. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for HZD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Further reading

  • History of Carroll County Tennessee. Nashville: Turner Publishing (1987). ISBN 0-938021-01-X

External links

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
  • Carroll County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
  • Carroll County at DMOZ

Coordinates: 35°59′N 88°27′W / 35.98°N 88.45°W / 35.98; -88.45

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