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Carroll County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded November 7, 1821
Seat Huntingdon
Largest city McKenzie
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

600 sq mi (1,554 km²)
599 sq mi (1,551 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), .14%
 - (2000)
 - Density

49/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 29,475. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 29,121 [1]. Its county seat is Huntingdon6. It was named for Governor William Carroll.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,554 km² (600 sq mi). 1,551 km² (599 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.14%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 29,475 people, 11,779 households, and 8,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (49/sq mi). There were 13,057 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.68% White, 10.35% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Carroll County[1]

There were 11,779 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,463, and the median income for a family was $36,880. Males had a median income of $29,904 versus $20,024 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,251. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.


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The country song Carroll County Accident, a hit for and now one of the signature songs of Porter Wagoner, was written by noted country songwriter Bob Ferguson when he passed through Carroll County when driving from Nashville to Memphis on U.S. Highway 70.


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

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Coordinates: 35°59′N 88°27′W / 35.98, -88.45

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