Whiteville, Tennessee

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Whiteville, Tennessee
Town
Motto: Gateway to Hardeman County[1]
Location of Whiteville, Tennessee
Location of Whiteville, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°19′28″N 89°8′45″W / 35.32444°N 89.14583°W / 35.32444; -89.14583Coordinates: 35°19′28″N 89°8′45″W / 35.32444°N 89.14583°W / 35.32444; -89.14583
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hardeman
Settled c. 1800[2]
Incorporated 1901[3]
Named for Dr. John White, early settler[2]
Area
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,638
 • Density 1,317.7/sq mi (508.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38075
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-80540[4]
GNIS feature ID 1274472[5]
Website townofwhiteville.com

Whiteville is a town in Hardeman County, Tennessee. The population was 3,148 at the 2000 census and 4,638 at the 2010 census showing an increase of 1,490.

Geography[edit]

Whiteville is located at 35°19′28″N 89°8′45″W / 35.32444°N 89.14583°W / 35.32444; -89.14583 (35.324496, -89.145721)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 209
1900 463 121.5%
1910 741 60.0%
1920 749 1.1%
1930 692 −7.6%
1940 796 15.0%
1950 794 −0.3%
1960 757 −4.7%
1970 992 31.0%
1980 1,270 28.0%
1990 1,050 −17.3%
2000 3,148 199.8%
2010 4,638 47.3%
Est. 2012 4,593 −1.0%
Sources:[7][8]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,148 people, 457 households, and 308 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,317.7 people per square mile (508.6/km²). There were 510 housing units at an average density of 213.5 per square mile (82.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 38.02% White, 60.93% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 457 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 26.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.3% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 10.5% under the age of 18, 16.9% from 18 to 24, 51.4% from 25 to 44, 14.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 387.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 483.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,368, and the median income for a family was $28,603. Males had a median income of $22,050 versus $19,013 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,310. About 21.0% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Town of Whiteville official website. Retrieved: 1 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Hardeman County, Tennessee: Family History, Vol. 2 (Turner Publishing Company, 2001), pp. 44-45.
  3. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  8. ^ "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.