Giles County, Tennessee

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Giles County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 29,447. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 29,297 [1]. Its county seat is Pulaski.[1]

Southern agriculture pioneer and publisher Cully Cobb was born in Giles County. He was an editor of Progressive Farmer magazine before accepting an appointment in Washington, D.C., in Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration as director of the Cotton Division of the New Deal agency, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 611 square miles (1,582.5 km2), of which 0.04% is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 29,447 people, 11,713 households, and 8,363 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 13,113 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.44% White, 11.80% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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