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Encyclopedia > Perry County, Tennessee
Perry County, Tennessee
Map
Map of Tennessee highlighting Perry County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1819
Seat Linden
Largest city Linden
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

423 sq mi (1,095 km²)
415 sq mi (1,075 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.89%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,631
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It was named after the War of 1812 naval hero, Oliver Hazard Perry. As of 2000, the population is 7,631. Its county seat is Linden[1]. This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_TN.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tennessee ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Linden is a town located in Perry County, Tennessee. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... UTC redirects here. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ... This article is about the naval officer. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Linden is a town located in Perry County, Tennessee. ...


Perry County is served by Perry County Airport near Linden, Tennessee. Linden is a town located in Perry County, Tennessee. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,095 km²), of which, 415 square miles (1,075 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) of it (1.89%) is water. Perry County is bordered on the west by the Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake), and is bisected (north-south) by the Buffalo River. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A riverboat passing under the Henley Street Bridge on the Tennessee River. ... Bufallo River can refer to: The Buffalo River, a tributary of the White River in Arkansas in the United States, and the location of the Buffalo National River. ...


Adjacent counties

Humphreys County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hickman County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Decatur County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ...

History

Perry County was formed in 1819 from parts of Humphreys and Hickman counties. It is named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), American War of 1812 naval officer who, after his flagship was damaged, continued the fight from another ship and forced the surrender of the British fleet. Decatur County was formed from the portions of Perry County west of the Tennessee River. This article is about the naval officer. ... This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ... Decatur County is the name of several places: Decatur County, Georgia Decatur County, Indiana Decatur County, Iowa Decatur County, Kansas Decatur County, Tennessee This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A riverboat passing under the Henley Street Bridge on the Tennessee River. ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,631 people, 3,023 households, and 2,164 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,115 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.55% White, 1.70% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...

Age pyramid Perry County
Age pyramid Perry County[3]

There were 3,023 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $28,061, and the median income for a family was $34,792. Males had a median income of $26,626 versus $21,053 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,969. About 12.60% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 19.60% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Perry County is notable for having the lowest population density in the state of Tennessee.


Localities

Municipalities

Linden is a town located in Perry County, Tennessee. ... Lobelville is a city located in Perry County, Tennessee. ...

Other communities

  • Chestnut Grove
  • Flat Woods
  • Pine View

Governemnt

  • Jane Lewis-- County Court Clerk-- 931.589.2219

References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Based on 2000 census data

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External links

Coordinates: 35°38′N 87°52′W / 35.64, -87.87 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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