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

206.92 sq mi (535.92 km²)
200.21 sq mi (518.54 km²)
6.71 sq mi (17.38 km²), 3.24%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,088
40.4/sq mi (15.6/km²)
Founded 1906
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Houston County, Tennessee Courthouse.JPG
Houston County Courthouse in Erin, Tennessee.
Website www.houstoncochamber.com
Footnotes: [1] U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000

Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 8,088. The 2006 Census Estimate placed the population at 8,076 [2]. Its county seat is Erin[3].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 206.92 square miles (535.92 km²), of which, 200.21 square miles (518.54 km²) of it is land and 6.71 square miles (17.38 km²) of it (3.24%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major roads and highways

  • State Route 13
  • State Route 46
  • State Route 49
  • State Route 147
  • State Route 149
  • State Route 231
  • State Route 232

Government

  • Board of Commissioners meets at the Houston County Courthouse the 3rd Monday of odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Elected officials

  • County Mayor: G.E. Clark
  • County Clerk: Robert Brown
  • Administrator of Elections: Gay Robinson
  • Property Assessor: Tyanne Morrison
  • Register of Deeds: Sherrill Potts Moore
  • County Trustee: Jimmy Lowery
  • County Highway Department Superintendent: Jimmy Felts
  • County Sheriff: Kenny Barnes
  • County Circuit Court Clerk: Sharon Tomlinson

Commissioners

  • District 1: William C. Agy and Sammie Bass Jr.
  • District 2: Randall French and J. Steve Hall
  • District 3: Glen Baggett and V. Ray Elliott
  • District 4: Charles Darrell Kingsmill and James F. VanFleet
  • District 5: Chris Selph and Charles Arnold Jr.
  • District 6: James O. Fussell and Nelda R. Ellingson
  • District 7: Donnie C. Lewis and Larry W. Sykes

Presidential elections

The county is traditionally Democratic if somewhat conservative on social issues. As such it is part of Tennessee's 8th congressional district, which is represented by Blue Dog Democrat John S. Tanner.

The county is among the most consistently Democratic in the state in Presidential elections. In the last 50 years no Republican Presidential candidate has carried the county and the only time the Democratic candidate lost was when George Wallace carried the county in 1968. That said the county's vote has been shifting Republican so Barack Obama won by barely more than 2%.[4]

Demographics

Age pyramid Houston County[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 8,088 people, 3,216 households, and 2,299 families residing in the county. The population density was 40.4 people per square mile (15.6/km²). There were 3,901 housing units at an average density of 19.5 per square mile (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.58% White, 3.31% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,216 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,968, and the median income for a family was $35,395. Males had a median income of $29,528 versus $19,983 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,614. About 14.30% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Houston County is one of the state's most Democratic counties. In 2008, when most other traditionally Democratic counties in the state voted for John McCain, Houston County supported Barack Obama.

Schools

Public high schools

Public primary/middle schools

Media

Communities

References

  1. ^ "Houston County, Tennessee by Census Tract - GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density:  2000". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-context=gct&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_GCTPH1_ST7&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=05000US47083&-format=CO-1&-_lang=en. Retrieved July 6, 2007. 
  2. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties of Tennessee: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 6, 2007.
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas (Election maps for Tennessee)
  5. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 36°17′N 87°43′W / 36.28°N 87.71°W / 36.28; -87.71


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Houston County, Tennessee
Map
File:Map of Tennessee highlighting Houston County.png
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1906
Seat Erin
Largest City Erin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.24%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8088
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.houstoncochamber.com
[1] U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000

Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 8,088. The 2006 Census Estimate placed the population at 8,076 [2]. Its county seat is ErinGR6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535.92 km² (206.92 sq mi). 518.54 km² (200.21 sq mi) of it is land and 17.38 km² (6.71 sq mi) of it (3.24%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major roads and highways

Government

Houston County Courthouse in Erin, Tennessee.
  • Board of Commissioners meets at the Houston County Courthouse the 3rd Monday of odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Elected officials

  • County Mayor: G.E. Clark
  • County Clerk: Robert Brown
  • Administrator of Elections: Gail Walker
  • Property Assessor: Tyanne Morrison
  • Register of Deeds: Sherrill Potts Moore
  • County Trustee: Jimmy Lowery
  • County Highway Department Superintendent: Jimmy Felts

Commissioners

  • District 1: William C. Agy and Sammie Bass Jr.
  • District 2: Randall French and J. Steve Hall
  • District 3: Glen Baggett and V. Ray Elliott
  • District 4: Charles Darrell Kingsmill and James F. VanFleet
  • District 5: Chris Selph and Charles Arnold Jr.
  • District 6: James O. Fussell and Nelda R. Ellingson
  • District 7: Donnie C. Lewis and Larry W. Sykes

Demographics

Age pyramid Houston County[3]

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,088 people, 3,216 households, and 2,299 families residing in the county. The population density was 15.6/km² (40.4/sq mi). There were 3,901 housing units at an average density of 7.5/km² (19.5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.58% White, 3.31% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,216 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,968, and the median income for a family was $35,395. Males had a median income of $29,528 versus $19,983 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,614. About 14.30% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Public high schools

Public primary/middle schools

Media

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Houston County, Tennessee by Census Tract - GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density:  2000 (HTML). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties of Tennessee: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 6, 2007.
  3. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links

Coordinates: 36°17′N 87°43′W / 36.28, -87.71

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