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Encyclopedia > Davidson County, Tennessee
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Davidson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 569,891. Its county seat is Nashville6. In 1963, the city government of Nashville and the Davidson County government merged, so the county is now known as the "Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County", or "Metro Nashville" for short.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,363 km˛ (526 mi˛). 1,301 km˛ (502 mi˛) of it is land and 62 km˛ (24 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 4.53% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 569,891 people, 237,405 households, and 138,169 families residing in the county. The population density is 438/km˛ (1,135/mi˛). There are 252,977 housing units at an average density of 194/km˛ (504/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 66.99% White, 25.92% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.42% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. 4.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 237,405 households out of which 26.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.90% are married couples living together, 14.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.80% are non-families. 33.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.96.


In the county, the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 34.00% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,797, and the median income for a family is $49,317. Males have a median income of $33,844 versus $27,770 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,069. 13.00% of the population and 10.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.10% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

Regions of Tennessee
East Tennessee | Middle Tennessee | West Tennessee | Blue Ridge Mountains | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians | Cumberland Plateau | Highland Rim | Nashville Basin | Gulf Coastal Plain
Nashville metropolitan area | Memphis metropolitan area
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Davidson County, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (420 words)
Davidson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee.
In 1963, the city government of Nashville and the Davidson County government merged, so the county is now known as the "Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County", or "Metro Nashville" for short.
In the county, the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 34.00% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2550 words)
The county remains one of the oldest levels of government in China and significantly predates the establishment of provinces in the Ming dynasty.
The county of Oslo is equivalent to the municipality of Oslo.
At the county level there is a county administrative board led by a governor appointed by the central government of Sweden, as well as an elected county council that handles a separate set of issues, notably hospitals and public transportation.
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