Carroll County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 29,475. Its county seat is Huntingdon6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,554 km˛ (600 mi˛). 1,551 km˛ (599 mi˛) of it is land and 2 km˛ (1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water.
Parks and Recreation
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,475 people, 11,779 households, and 8,398 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km˛ (49/mi˛). There are 13,057 housing units at an average density of 8/km˛ (22/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 87.68% White, 10.35% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,779 households out of which 30.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% are married couples living together, 11.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,463, and the median income for a family is $36,880. Males have a median income of $29,904 versus $20,024 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,251. 13.90% of the population and 10.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.90% of those under the age of 18 and 13.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
The country song Carroll County Accident, a hit for and now one of the signature songs of Porter Waggoner, was written by noted country songwriter Bob Ferguson when he passed through Carroll County when driving from Nashville to Memphis on U.S. Highway 70.