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Crockett County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Crockett County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Seat Alamo
Largest city Alamo
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

265 sq mi (688 km²)
265 sq mi (687 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), .08%
 - (2000)
 - Density

55/sq mi (21/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Crockett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 14,532. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 14,595 [1]. Its county seat is Alamo6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688 km² (265 sq mi). 687 km² (265 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.08%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


Crockett County was formed in 1871 from portions of Haywood, Madison, Dyer and Gibson counties. It is named in honor of David Crockett (1786-1836), frontier humorist, soldier, Tennessee state legislator and U.S. congressman, and defender of the Alamo.


Age pyramid Crockett County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,532 people, 5,632 households, and 4,066 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 6,138 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.96% White, 14.37% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 5.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,632 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,015, and the median income for a family was $36,713. Males had a median income of $27,436 versus $21,073 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,600. About 13.20% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

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Coordinates: 35°49′N 89°08′W / 35.81, -89.13

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