Cannon County, Tennessee

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Cannon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 12,826. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 13,337 [1]. Its county seat is Woodbury[1].

Cannon County is part of the Nashville-DavidsonMufreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (688.9 km2), of which 0.02% is water.

Short Mountain, located 6 miles east-northeast of Woodbury, is an imposing natural feature. It is an erosional remnant of the Cumberland Plateau which lies another 15-20 miles to the east


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,826 people, 4,998 households, and 3,643 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 5,420 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.87% White, 1.46% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,998 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% 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 2.99.

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