Huntingdon, Tennessee

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Huntingdon, Tennessee
Town
Skyline of Huntingdon, Tennessee
Huntingdon, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Huntingdon, Tennessee
Huntingdon, Tennessee
Location of Huntingdon, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056Coordinates: 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 11.3 sq mi (29 km2)
 • Land 11.2 sq mi (29 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 410 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,985
 • Density 350/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38344
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-36580[1]
GNIS feature ID 1288761[2]

Huntingdon is a town in Carroll County, Tennessee. The population was 4,349 at the 2000 census and 3,985 at the 2010 census showing a decline of 364. It is the county seat of Carroll County[3].

History[edit]

Huntingdon was named for Memucan Hunt, the original owner of the town site.[4]

Geography[edit]

Huntingdon is located at 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056 (36.007154, -88.420683)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29 km2), of which 11.2 square miles (29 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.44%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 245
1870 609
1880 646 6.1%
1890 707 9.4%
1900 1,332 88.4%
1910 1,112 −16.5%
1920 1,121 0.8%
1930 1,286 14.7%
1940 1,432 11.4%
1950 2,043 42.7%
1960 2,119 3.7%
1970 3,661 72.8%
1980 3,962 8.2%
1990 4,180 5.5%
2000 4,349 4.0%
2010 3,985 −8.4%
Est. 2012 3,975 −0.3%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census [1] of July 2010, there were 3,985 people residing in the town.

As of the census [1] of 2000, the population density was 387.8 people per square mile (149.7/km²). There were 1,950 housing units at an average density of 173.9 per square mile (67.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.52% White, 17.87% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 1,752 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,625, and the median income for a family was $41,438. Males had a median income of $31,506 versus $20,081 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,296. About 9.3% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Radio Stations

Newspaper

  • Carroll County News-Leader[8]
  • The McKenzie Banner[9]
  • Tennessee Magnet Publications

Recreation, sports, and entertainment[edit]

It is the home to The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center[10] which serves as a premiere venue for the performing, literary, visual and media arts and named for Carroll County native Dixie Carter.

Country music artist Jessica Andrews was born in Huntingdon on December 29, 1983. Her country hit "Who I Am" hit No. 1 in 2001.

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