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Humphreys County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Humphreys County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1809
Seat Waverly
Largest city Waverly
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

557 sq mi (1,442 km²)
532 sq mi (1,378 km²)
24 sq mi (63 km²), 4.40%
 - (2000)
 - Density

34/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Humphreys County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 17,929. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 18,212 [1]. Its county seat is Waverly6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,442 km² (557 sq mi). 1,378 km² (532 sq mi) of it is land and 63 km² (24 sq mi) of it (4.40%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,929 people, 7,238 households, and 5,146 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/sq mi). There were 8,482 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.52% White, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Humphreys County[1]

There were 7,238 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,786, and the median income for a family was $42,129. Males had a median income of $31,657 versus $20,736 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,757. About 7.60% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links[]

Coordinates: 36°02′N 87°46′W / 36.03, -87.77

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