Smith County, Tennessee

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Smith County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Smith County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of USA TN
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Carthage
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

325 sq mi (842 km²)

11 sq mi (28 km²), 3.36%
 - (2000)
 - Density

57/sq mi (22/km²)

Smith County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 17,712. Its county seat is Carthage6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 843 km² (325 sq mi). 814 km² (314 sq mi) of it is land and 28 km² (11 sq mi) of it (3.36%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,712 people, 6,878 households, and 5,069 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (56/sq mi). There were 7,665 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.42% White, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

USA Smith County, Tennessee.csv age pyramid

Age pyramid Smith County[1]

There were 6,878 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $41,645. Males had a median income of $30,853 versus $22,133 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,473. About 10.30% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 14.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit


  1. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

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Coordinates: 36°15′N 85°58′W / 36.25, -85.96

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