Maury County, Tennessee

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Maury County (pronounced /ˈmɜreɪ/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 69,498. Its county seat is Columbia[1]. It was formed in 1807 from Williamson County and Indian lands. Maury County was named in honor of Major Abram Poindexter Maury of Williamson County, who was a member of the Tennessee legislature and an officer. Maj. A. P. Maury was an uncle of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 616 square miles (1,594 km²), of which 613 square miles (1,587 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (0.43%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 69,498 people, 26,444 households, and 19,277 families residing in the county. The population density was 113 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 28,674 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.39% White, 14.25% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 3.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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