Cedar Hill, Tennessee
|Cedar Hill, Tennessee|
Main Street crossing the railroad tracks in Cedar Hill
Location of Cedar Hill, Tennessee
|• Mayor||David Rainwater|
|• Total||0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Land||0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||679 ft (207 m)|
|• Density||442.9/sq mi (171.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1305776|
In the 1940s and 1950s Cedar Hill had a population of about 700, with around 10 stores. The economy was based on services to surrounding farmers; the main crop in the area was tobacco.
By the 1960s, crops were more diversified and more farmers had cars, enabling them to travel to the county seat of Springfield, about nine miles away. Also at about this time, the construction of the Interstate Highway System, namely Interstate 24 and Interstate 65, removed much of Cedar Hill's through traffic. These factors led to a steady decline in population and economic activity which continues to this day.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 298 people, 98 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 442.9 people per square mile (171.7/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 165.0 per square mile (64.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.18% White, 21.48% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.67% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.
There were 98 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.41.
In the city, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,209. About 10.5% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 27.8% of those sixty five or over.
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- Media related to Cedar Hill, Tennessee at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipal Technical Advisory Service entry for Cedar Hill — information on local government, elections, and link to charter