Pulaski, Tennessee

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Pulaski is a city in Giles County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 7,871 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Giles County[3]. Pulaski is most well known for being the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan, although the city has condemned the Klan. It was named to honor the Polish-born American Revolutionary War hero Kazimierz Pułaski.



Pulaski is located at 35°11′45″N 87°2′4″W / 35.19583°N 87.03444°W / 35.19583; -87.03444 (35.195786, -87.034328)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,871 people, 3,455 households, and 2,038 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,200.8 people per square mile (464.0/km2). There were 3,888 housing units at an average density of 593.2/sq mi (229.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.40% White, 27.06% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

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