Cornersville, Tennessee

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Cornersville, Tennessee
Town
Location of Cornersville, Tennessee
Location of Cornersville, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°21′29″N 86°50′30″W / 35.35806°N 86.84167°W / 35.35806; -86.84167Coordinates: 35°21′29″N 86°50′30″W / 35.35806°N 86.84167°W / 35.35806; -86.84167
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Marshall
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,194
 • Density 511.8/sq mi (197.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37047
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-17180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1306120[2]

Cornersville is a town in Marshall County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,194 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Before becoming incorporated the town's name was Marathon because the distance to Pulaski was equal to a marathon. When it was first incorporated as a municipality on January 7, 1830, Cornersville was named for its location near the corner where Giles, Maury, Bedford and Lincoln counties came together. It was part of Giles County at the time of incorporation, but county boundaries have changed, and since 1870 it has been in Marshall County.[4]

Geography[edit]

Cornersville is located at 35°21′29″N 86°50′30″W / 35.35806°N 86.84167°W / 35.35806; -86.84167 (35.358152, -86.841681)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 290
1920 314 8.3%
1930 330 5.1%
1940 343 3.9%
1950 358 4.4%
1960 314 −12.3%
1970 655 108.6%
1980 722 10.2%
1990 683 −5.4%
2000 962 40.8%
2010 1,194 24.1%
Est. 2012 1,194 0.0%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 962 people, 371 households, and 251 families residing in the town. The population density was 511.8 people per square mile (197.6/km²). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 209.1 per square mile (80.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.74% White, 3.64% African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 371 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% 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 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,577, and the median income for a family was $45,313. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,810. About 7.2% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties, State of Tennessee official website, 14 July 2011. Retrieved: 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ Cornersville[dead link], Marshall County, Tennessee website, accessed May 2, 2008
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.