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Encyclopedia > Weakley County, Tennessee
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Weakley County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 34,895. Its county seat is Dresden6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,507 km˛ (582 mi˛). 1,503 km˛ (580 mi˛) of it is land and 4 km˛ (2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.28% water.


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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 34,895 people, 13,599 households, and 9,124 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km˛ (60/mi˛). There are 14,928 housing units at an average density of 10/km˛ (26/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 90.27% White, 6.95% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 13,599 households out of which 29.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% are married couples living together, 9.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.89.


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 15.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,008, and the median income for a family is $38,658. Males have a median income of $28,597 versus $20,845 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,408. 16.00% of the population and 11.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.80% of those under the age of 18 and 16.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Dresden
  • Gleason
  • Greenfield
  • Martin
  • Sharon
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Weakley County, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (376 words)
Weakley County is a county located in the state of Tennessee.
In the county, the population is spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 15.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,008, and the median income for a family is $38,658.
Descendants of William Speed (14834 words)
Martha Ann Taylor was born on 8 Jan 1860 in Weakley County, Tennessee, died on 9 Sep 1930 in Dresden, Weakley Co., Tennessee at age 70, and was buried in 1930 in Insco Cemetery, Dresden, TN.
Sarah I. Taylor was born on 1 Jan 1868 in Weakley County, Tennessee, died on 24 Jun 1932 in St Louis, Missouri at age 64, and was buried in 1932 in Moran/Insco Cemetery, Weakley Co. TN.
Nancy was born in 1852 in Weakley County, Tennessee, died on 12 Nov 1925 in Clinton, Oklahoma at age 73, and was buried in 1925 in Hatchet Cemetery, South Of Clinton, Oklahoma.
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