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Gibson County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Gibson County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Seat Trenton
Largest city Humboldt
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

604 sq mi (1,563 km²)
603 sq mi (1,561 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), .15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48,152
80/sq mi (31/km²)
Founded 1823
Named for John H. Gibson
A soldier of the Natchez
Expedition and the Creek War.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

For the county in Indiana, see Gibson County, IN.

Gibson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is included in the Jackson, Tennessee, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Trenton[1]. As of 2000, the population was 48,152. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 48,148.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 604 square miles (1,563 km²), of which, 603 square miles (1,561 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

The county was established in 1823. It is named for Colonel John H. Gibson, a Bedford County native who fought in the War of 1812 and the Creek Wars. He died in 1823, the year that the county was formed. [3]

Demographics

Age pyramid Gibson County[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 48,152 people, 19,518 households, and 13,584 families residing in the county. The population density was 80 people per square mile (31/km²). There were 21,059 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.66% White, 19.72% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,518 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,105, and the median income for a family was $39,318. Males had a median income of $30,360 versus $21,351 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,320. About 9.40% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 15.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Transportation

Airport

Gibson County contains the Humboldt Municipal Airport, which is owned by the city of Humboldt.

Media

Radio Stations

  • Tennessee Magnet Publications (Free monthly), based in Huntingdon, TN, but circulates in Gibson and Dyer counties

Special events

The Gibson County Fair is held each August in Trenton. The fair is billed as the "oldest continuously running fair in the South." [6] The fair was first held in 1856 and has been held annually since 1869.[6]

The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is held annually during the first full week of May in Humboldt. In the last several years, the festival has brought in up to 100,000 people from across the area.[citation needed] Popular festival events include Thursday's traditional Jr. Parade, which is The World's Largest Non-Motorized Parade, Friday's Grand Floats Parade, the Horse Show, Governor's Luncheon, Carnival, Prayer Breakfast, Car Show, 5K and 10K Runs, and Festival Beauty Reviews.

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ John H. Gibson, Gibson County Genealogy and History website, accessed July 2, 2008
  4. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b History of the Gibson County Fair, The Gibson County Fair Association, accessed September 28, 2008

External links

Coordinates: 36°00′N 88°56′W / 36.00°N 88.93°W / 36.00; -88.93


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Gibson County, Tennessee
Map
File:Map of Tennessee highlighting Gibson County.png
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Trenton
Largest City Humboldt
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), .15%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48152
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Gibson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is included in the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 48,152. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 48,148 [1]. Its county seat is Trenton6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,563 km² (604 sq mi). 1,561 km² (603 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.15%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Festivals, fairs, and attractions

The Gibson County Fair is held each August in Trenton. The fair is billed as the "oldest continuously running fair in the South" [2]. The fair has been held annually since 1865.

The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is held annually during the first full week of May in Humboldt. In the last several years, the festival has brought in up to 100,00 people from across the area. Popular festival events include Thursday's traditional Jr. Parade, which is The World's Largest Non-Motorized Parage, Friday's Grand Floats Parade, the Horse Show, Governor's Luncheon, Carnival, Prayer Breakfast, Car Show, 5K and 10K Runs, and Festival Beauty Reviews.

Demographics

Age pyramid Gibson County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,152 people, 19,518 households, and 13,584 families residing in the county. The population density was 31/km² (80/sq mi). There were 21,059 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (35/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.66% White, 19.72% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,518 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,105, and the median income for a family was $39,318. Males had a median income of $30,360 versus $21,351 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,320. About 9.40% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 15.30% of those age 65 or over.

Media

Radio Stations

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links

Coordinates: 36°00′N 88°56′W / 36.00, -88.93

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