Marshall County, Tennessee

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Marshall County, Tennessee
Marshall County Tennessee Courthouse.jpg
Marshall County courthouse in Lewisburg
Map of Tennessee highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1836
Named for John Marshall[1]
Seat Lewisburg
Largest city Lewisburg
Area
 • Total 376 sq mi (974 km2)
 • Land 375 sq mi (972 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.20%
Population
 • (2010) 30,617
 • Density 71/sq mi (28/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website marshallcountytn.com

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,617.[2] Its county seat is Lewisburg.[3]

Marshall County comprises the Lewisburg, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreseboro, TN Combined Statistical Area.

Marshall County is the home of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association. Another native of Marshall County is the fainting goat. To celebrate this unique breed, the county holds an annual festival known as "Goats, Music and More," drawing visitors from around the world.[4]

History[edit]

Marshall County was created in 1836 from parts of Giles, Bedford, Lincoln and Maury counties, and was named after the American jurist, John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.[1]

Three Tennessee governorsBuford Ellington, Henry Hollis Horton, and Jim Nance McCord— lived in Marshall County at the time of their run for governor.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 376 square miles (970 km2), of which 375 square miles (970 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.[5] The Duck River drains much of the county.

Adjacent counties[edit]

State protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 14,555
1850 15,616 7.3%
1860 14,592 −6.6%
1870 16,207 11.1%
1880 19,259 18.8%
1890 18,906 −1.8%
1900 18,763 −0.8%
1910 16,872 −10.1%
1920 17,375 3.0%
1930 15,574 −10.4%
1940 16,030 2.9%
1950 17,768 10.8%
1960 16,859 −5.1%
1970 17,319 2.7%
1980 19,698 13.7%
1990 21,539 9.3%
2000 26,767 24.3%
2010 30,617 14.4%
Est. 2012 30,883 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]
Age pyramid Marshall County[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 26,767 people, 10,307 households, and 7,472 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 11,181 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.42% White, 7.77% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,307 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,457, and the median income for a family was $45,731. Males had a median income of $31,876 versus $22,362 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,749. About 7.30% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.80% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carroll Van West, "Marshall County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 11 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ About the Festival, Goats, Music and More website, 2013. Retrieved: 23 October 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 35°28′N 86°46′W / 35.47°N 86.77°W / 35.47; -86.77