|— Town —|
|• Total||10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2)|
|• Land||10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||623 ft (190 m)|
|• Density||348.4/sq mi (134.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1280155|
Centerville is a town in Hickman County, Tennessee. The population was 3,793 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hickman County. It is probably best known for being the hometown of country comedian Minnie Pearl. The current mayor is Bob Bohn.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Centerville has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28 km2), all land.
It is bisected by Tennessee State Route 100 which provides east-west connections. Tennessee State Route 50 passes through the eastern edge of the town providing a connector to Interstate 40 (via exit 148 approximately 17 miles (27 km) north in Humphreys County near Only. State Route 50 also provides a connection to the south to Columbia.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,793 people, 1,563 households, and 997 families residing in the town. The population density was 348.4 people per square mile (134.5/km²). There were 1,688 housing units at an average density of 155.0 per square mile (59.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.51% White, 4.77% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.
There were 1,563 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $24,824, and the median income for a family was $35,448. Males had a median income of $29,693 versus $20,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,947. About 15.1% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over.
 Noted native
- Minnie Pearl was born as Sarah Ophelia Colley in Centerville, Tennessee.
 See also
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.