Dickson County, Tennessee

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Dickson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 43,156. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 45,894 [1]. Its county seat is Charlotte[1]. Its largest city is Dickson.

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



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 491 square miles (1,271.7 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,269.1 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.29%) is water.

Dickson County is bordered on the NE by the Cumberland River. The county is drained by the Harpeth River.

Ruskin Cave, located 8 miles northwest of Dickson, was the site of a Utopian Socialist Colony from 1894 to 1896. The colony had as many as 250 members living at the site. See the entry on "Ruskin Colony" for more information.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 43,156 people, 16,473 households, and 12,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 88 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 17,614 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.25% White, 4.58% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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