Henderson County, Tennessee
|Henderson County, Tennessee|
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||James Henderson, War of 1812 soldier|
|• Total||526 sq mi (1,362 km2)|
|• Land||520 sq mi (1,347 km2)|
|• Water||6 sq mi (15 km2), 1.12%|
|• Density||49/sq mi (19/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Henderson County was established in 1821, and named for Colonel James Henderson, a veteran of the Battle of New Orleans. The county seat, Lexington, was laid out the following year. Like many Tennessee counties, Henderson was divided during the Civil War. Confederate sentiment was strongest in the western half of the county (where most of the county's plantations were located), while Union support was strongest in the hilly eastern half.
The county straddles the Tennessee Valley Divide, with waters east of the divide flowing into the Tennessee River, and waters west of the divide flowing into the Mississippi River. Primary streams include the Beech River and the Forked Deer River.
- Carroll County (north)
- Decatur County (east)
- Hardin County (southeast)
- Chester County (southwest)
- Madison County (west)
State protected areas
As of the census of 2000, there were 25,522 people, 10,306 households, and 7,451 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 11,446 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.45% White, 8.00% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 10,306 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,057, and the median income for a family was $38,475. Males had a median income of $28,598 versus $21,791 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,019. About 9.20% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.
- Cedar Grove (unincorporated)
- Darden (unincorporated)
- Huron (unincorporated)
- Luray (unincorporated)
- Middle Fork (unincorporated)
- Parkers Crossroads
- Reagan (unincorporated)
- Scotts Hill
- Wildersville (unincorporated)
- W.C. Crooks, "Henderson County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 17 October 2013.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Henderson County, Tennessee.|
- Official site
- Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
- Henderson County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
- Henderson County at the Open Directory Project
|Madison County||Decatur County|
|Chester County||Hardin County|