Henry County, Tennessee

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Henry County, Tennessee
Henry County Tennessee Courthouse 24nov05.jpg
Henry County Courthouse in Paris
Map of Tennessee highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1821
Named for Patrick Henry[1]
Seat Paris
Largest city Paris
Area
 • Total 593 sq mi (1,537 km2)
 • Land 563 sq mi (1,455 km2)
 • Water 32 sq mi (82 km2), 5.35%
Population
 • (2010) 32,330
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website henryco.com

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,330.[2] Its county seat is Paris.[3] The county is named for the Virginia orator Patrick Henry.[4]

Henry County comprises the Paris, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 593 square miles (1,540 km2), of which 562 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 32 square miles (83 km2) (5.3%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

State protected areas[edit]

  • Big Sandy Wildlife Management Area (part)
  • Holly Fork Wildlife Management Area
  • Paris Landing State Park
  • West Sandy Wildlife Management Area

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 12,249
1840 14,906 21.7%
1850 18,233 22.3%
1860 19,133 4.9%
1870 20,380 6.5%
1880 22,142 8.6%
1890 21,070 −4.8%
1900 24,208 14.9%
1910 25,434 5.1%
1920 27,151 6.8%
1930 26,432 −2.6%
1940 25,877 −2.1%
1950 23,828 −7.9%
1960 22,275 −6.5%
1970 23,749 6.6%
1980 28,656 20.7%
1990 27,888 −2.7%
2000 31,115 11.6%
2010 32,330 3.9%
Est. 2012 32,341 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]
Age pyramid Henry County[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 31,115 people, 13,019 households, and 9,009 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 15,783 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.21% White, 8.96% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,019 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,169, and the median income for a family was $35,836. Males had a median income of $27,849 versus $20,695 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,855. About 10.60% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Webb, "Henry County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 17 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 155. 
  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 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 36°20′N 88°18′W / 36.33°N 88.30°W / 36.33; -88.30