Robertson County, Tennessee

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Robertson County, Tennessee
Robertson County Tennessee Courthouse.jpg
Robertson County courthouse in Springfield
Map of Tennessee highlighting Robertson County
Location in the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded April 9, 1796
Named for James Robertson [1]
Seat Springfield
Largest city Springfield
Area
 • Total 476 sq mi (1,233 km2)
 • Land 476 sq mi (1,233 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.04%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016) 69,165
 • Density 145/sq mi (56/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/ -5
Website www.robertsoncountytn.org

Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,283. [2] Its county seat is Springfield. [3] The county was named for James Robertson, founder of Nashville and a state senator.

Robertson County is a component of the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2008 current Mayor Howard Bradley became the mayor of Robertson County

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 476 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 476 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.04%) is water. [4]

Adjacent counties

State protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 4,280
1810 7,270 69.9%
1820 9,938 36.7%
1830 13,372 34.6%
1840 13,801 3.2%
1850 16,145 17.0%
1860 15,265 −5.5%
1870 16,166 5.9%
1880 18,861 16.7%
1890 20,078 6.5%
1900 25,029 24.7%
1910 25,466 1.7%
1920 25,621 0.6%
1930 28,191 10.0%
1940 29,046 3.0%
1950 27,024 −7.0%
1960 27,335 1.2%
1970 29,102 6.5%
1980 37,021 27.2%
1990 41,494 12.1%
2000 54,433 31.2%
2010 66,238 21.7%
Est. 2016 69,165 [5] 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2014 [2]
Age pyramid Robertson County [10]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 54,433 people, 19,906 households, and 15,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 114 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 20,995 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.13% White, 8.62% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 the racial makeup of the county was 85.4% non-Hispanic whites, 8.3% African-Americans and 5.3% Latinos.

There were 19,906 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 18.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,174, and the median income for a family was $49,412. Males had a median income of $34,895 versus $24,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,054. About 6.40% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential Elections Results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.6% 19,410 24.5% 6,637 3.9% 1,066
2012 67.1% 17,643 31.5% 8,290 1.4% 356
2008 64.8% 17,903 33.7% 9,318 1.4% 393
2004 60.5% 15,331 39.0% 9,865 0.5% 127
2000 48.0% 9,675 50.8% 10,249 1.2% 240
1996 41.2% 6,685 52.2% 8,465 6.7% 1,079
1992 33.4% 5,271 53.9% 8,498 12.7% 2,010
1988 49.0% 5,714 50.4% 5,884 0.6% 74
1984 48.3% 5,445 51.1% 5,756 0.6% 62
1980 32.0% 3,560 66.3% 7,381 1.7% 185
1976 24.8% 2,505 74.6% 7,547 0.6% 62
1972 56.4% 4,175 40.3% 2,985 3.2% 239
1968 22.5% 1,802 28.9% 2,315 48.7% 3,904
1964 23.7% 1,797 76.3% 5,784
1960 30.2% 1,776 68.8% 4,053 1.1% 62
1956 23.3% 1,517 76.0% 4,961 0.7% 48
1952 26.6% 1,834 73.4% 5,063
1948 9.5% 376 77.1% 3,044 13.3% 526
1944 16.8% 622 82.9% 3,074 0.3% 12
1940 13.0% 490 86.5% 3,258 0.5% 19
1936 12.7% 388 86.0% 2,629 1.3% 39
1932 8.3% 252 90.7% 2,752 1.0% 30
1928 35.3% 848 64.2% 1,543 0.5% 11
1924 11.9% 229 85.8% 1,645 2.3% 44
1920 28.0% 1,191 71.7% 3,046 0.3% 11
1916 25.1% 733 72.1% 2,106 2.9% 84
1912 16.7% 513 74.6% 2,287 8.7% 267

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