Hickman County, Tennessee
|Hickman County, Tennessee|
Hickman County Courthouse in Centerville, Tennessee
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Edwin Hickman, explorer|
613 sq mi (1,587 km²)
613 sq mi (1,586 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), .03%
36/sq mi (14/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Hickman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2010, its population is 24,690. Its county seat is Centerville. It was named for Edwin Hickman, a pioneer settler and explorer who was killed by Indians in the area in 1791.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 613 square miles (1,587.7 km2), of which 0.03% is water. The Duck River, the Piney River, and many creeks, large and small run through Hickman County.
Adjacent counties 
- Dickson County (north)
- Williamson County (east)
- Maury County (southeast)
- Lewis County (south)
- Perry County (west)
- Humphreys County (northwest)
National protected area 
- Natchez Trace Parkway (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,295 people, 8,081 households, and 5,955 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 8,904 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.71% White, 4.53% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,081 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 112.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,013, and the median income for a family was $36,342. Males had a median income of $29,411 versus $21,185 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,446. About 11.60% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 18.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns 
- Bon Aqua
- Grinder's Switch
- Primm Springs
- Little Lot
References in Pop Culture 
- Saturday Night in Hickman County - Johnny Cash
- The South's Gonna Do It Again - Charlie Daniels Band - "Well, the train to Grinder's Switch is runnin' right on time"
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Based on 2000 census data
- Hickman County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
- Hickman County at the Open Directory Project
||Humphreys County||Dickson County|
|Perry County||Williamson County|
|Lewis County||Maury County|