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Weakley County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Weakley County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Dresden
Largest city Martin
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

582 sq mi (1,507 km²)
580 sq mi (1,503 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), .28%
 - (2000)
 - Density

60/sq mi (23/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Weakley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 34,895. Its county seat is Dresden6. Its largest city is Martin, the home of the University of Tennessee at Martin.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,507 km² (582 sq mi). 1,503 km² (580 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.28%) is water.

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Age pyramid Weakley County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 34,895 people, 13,599 households, and 9,124 families residing in the county. The population density was 23/km² (60/sq mi). There were 14,928 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.27% White, 6.95% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,599 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 27.00% 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 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 15.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,008, and the median income for a family was $38,658. Males had a median income of $28,597 versus $20,845 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,408. About 11.10% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.




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  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

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Coordinates: 36°17′N 88°43′W / 36.29, -88.72

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