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Dickson County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Dickson County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of USA TN
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Charlotte
Largest city Dickson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

491 sq mi (1,272 km²)
490 sq mi (1,269 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), .29%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

43,156
88/sq mi (34/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Dickson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 43,156. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 45,894 [1]. Its county seat is Charlotte6. Its largest city is Dickson.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,272 km² (491 sq mi). 1,269 km² (490 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.29%) is water.

Dickson County is bordered on the NE by the Cumberland River. The county is drained by the Harpeth River.

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 43,156 people, 16,473 households, and 12,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (88/sq mi). There were 17,614 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.25% White, 4.58% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,473 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,056, and the median income for a family was $45,575. Males had a median income of $32,252 versus $23,686 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,043. About 8.10% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

By 2005 the county had a population that was 92.0% non-Hispanic white, 4.4% African-American and 1.7% Latino.

Cities and towns Edit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 36°09′N 87°22′W / 36.15, -87.36

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