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

616 sq mi (1,594 km²)
613 sq mi (1,587 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), .43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

69,498
113/sq mi (44/km²)
Founded 1807
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Maury County Tennessee Courthouse.jpg
Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, TN

Maury County (pronounced /ˈmɜreɪ/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 69,498. Its county seat is Columbia[1]. It was formed in 1807 from Williamson County and Indian lands.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 616 square miles (1,594 km²), of which, 613 square miles (1,587 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Age pyramid Maury County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 69,498 people, 26,444 households, and 19,277 families residing in the county. The population density was 113 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 28,674 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.39% White, 14.25% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 3.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 26,444 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,591, and the median income for a family was $48,010. Males had a median income of $37,675 versus $23,334 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,365. About 8.30% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Controversy

Columbia Race Riot of 1946

In 1946, a race riot dubbed the "Columbia Race Riot" occurred in the county seat, Columbia, TN.

A fight between James Stephenson, an African-American Navy veteran, and a white shopkeeper apparently ignited the event, and later that same day there was shooting, fighting, and rioting between whites and blacks in a part of Columbia known as "Mink Slide", a name for the African-American business district. Several people were eventually charged with rioting and attempted murder; the main attorney who arrived in Columbia to defend Stephenson in the case was Thurgood Marshall, who would later become the first black United States Supreme Court justice.[4]

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns and communities
  • Hampshire
  • Culleoka
  • Santa Fe
  • Williamsport

References

External links

Coordinates: 35°37′N 87°05′W / 35.62°N 87.08°W / 35.62; -87.08


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Maury County, Tennessee
Map
File:Map of Tennessee highlighting Maury 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 Columbia
Largest City Columbia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), .43%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

69498
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Maury County (pronounced Mu-rray) is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 69,498. Its county seat is Columbia6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,594 km² (616 sq mi). 1,587 km² (613 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.43%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 69,498 people, 26,444 households, and 19,277 families residing in the county. The population density was 44/km² (113/sq mi). There were 28,674 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.39% White, 14.25% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 3.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Maury County[1]

There were 26,444 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,591, and the median income for a family was $48,010. Males had a median income of $37,675 versus $23,334 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,365. About 8.30% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links

Coordinates: 35°37′N 87°05′W / 35.62, -87.08

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