New Johnsonville, Tennessee

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New Johnsonville, Tennessee
City
Location of New Johnsonville, Tennessee
Location of New Johnsonville, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°1′9″N 87°58′3″W / 36.01917°N 87.96750°W / 36.01917; -87.96750Coordinates: 36°1′9″N 87°58′3″W / 36.01917°N 87.96750°W / 36.01917; -87.96750
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Humphreys
Incorporated 1949
Area
 • Total 7.1 sq mi (18.3 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation 436 ft (133 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,905
 • Density 340.6/sq mi (131.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37134
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-52820[1]
GNIS feature ID 1295581[2]
Website http://www.cityofnewjohnsonville.com

New Johnsonville is a city in Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,905 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The history of New Johnsonville is rooted in the town of Johnsonville, which was once situated on the Tennessee River about three miles downstream. Johnsonville, named for Andrew Johnson,[3] was most notably the site of the Battle of Johnsonville during the Civil War. Although Johnsonville was inundated by the Tennessee Valley Authority's construction of Kentucky Dam in 1944, many of its residents moved to the current site of New Johnsonville, which was incorporated in 1949.[4]

Geography[edit]

New Johnsonville is located at 36°1′9″N 87°58′3″W / 36.01917°N 87.96750°W / 36.01917; -87.96750 (36.019087, -87.967619).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which, 5.6 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it (20.93%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 559
1970 970 73.5%
1980 1,824 88.0%
1990 1,643 −9.9%
2000 1,905 15.9%
2010 1,951 2.4%
Est. 2012 1,914 −1.9%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 1,905 people, 747 households, and 578 families residing in the city. The population density is 340.6 people per square mile (131.6/km²). There are 861 housing units at an average density of 154.0 per square mile (59.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.43% White, 1.26% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 747 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% are married couples living together, 8.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% are non-families. 19.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $46,500, and the median income for a family is $51,406. Males have a median income of $41,161 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,756. 8.8% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.8% of those under the age of 18 and 5.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 258 (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. p. 170. OCLC 1156805. 
  4. ^ "Johnsonville History - Old and New". City of New Johnsonville. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  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. 

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