Centerville, Tennessee

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Centerville is a town in Hickman County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 3,793 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hickman County[3]. It is probably best known for being the hometown of country comedian Minnie Pearl. The current mayor is Bob Bohn.



Centerville is located at 35°47′18″N 87°27′21″W / 35.78833°N 87.45583°W / 35.78833; -87.45583 (35.788218, -87.455890)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.2 km²), all of it land.

It is bisected by Tennessee State Route 100 which provides east-west connections. Tennessee State Route 50 passes through the eastern edge of the town providing a connector to Interstate 40 (via exit 148 approximately 17 miles (27 km) north in Humphreys County near Only. State Route 50 also provides a connection to the south to Columbia.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,793 people, 1,563 households, and 997 families residing in the town. The population density was 348.4 people per square mile (134.5/km²). There were 1,688 housing units at an average density of 155.0/sq mi (59.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.51% White, 4.77% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 51,563 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

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