Robertson County, Tennessee

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Robertson County, Tennessee
Robertson County Tennessee Courthouse.jpg
Robertson County courthouse in Springfield
Map of Tennessee highlighting Robertson County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded April 9, 1796
Named for James Robertson[1]
Seat Springfield
Largest city Springfield
Area
 • Total 477 sq mi (1,235 km2)
 • Land 476 sq mi (1,234 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), .04%
Population
 • (2010) 66,283
 • Density 114/sq mi (44/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.robertsoncountytn.org

Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,283.[2] Its county seat is Springfield.[3] The county was named for James Robertson, founder of Nashville and a state senator.

Robertson County is a component of the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 476.5 square miles (1,234.1 km2), of which 476.3 square miles (1,233.6 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) (0.04%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

State protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 4,280
1810 7,270 69.9%
1820 9,938 36.7%
1830 13,372 34.6%
1840 13,801 3.2%
1850 16,145 17.0%
1860 15,265 −5.5%
1870 16,166 5.9%
1880 18,861 16.7%
1890 20,078 6.5%
1900 25,029 24.7%
1910 25,466 1.7%
1920 25,621 0.6%
1930 28,191 10.0%
1940 29,046 3.0%
1950 27,024 −7.0%
1960 27,335 1.2%
1970 29,102 6.5%
1980 37,021 27.2%
1990 41,494 12.1%
2000 54,433 31.2%
2010 66,238 21.7%
Est. 2012 66,931 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[2]
Age pyramid Robertson County[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 54,433 people, 19,906 households, and 15,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 114 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 20,995 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.13% White, 8.62% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 the racial makeup of the county was 85.4% non-Hispanic whites, 8.3% African-Americans and 5.3% Latinos.

There were 19,906 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 18.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,174, and the median income for a family was $49,412. Males had a median income of $34,895 versus $24,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,054. About 6.40% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yolanda Reid, "Robertson County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 21 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 36°32′N 86°52′W / 36.53°N 86.87°W / 36.53; -86.87