Sumner County, Tennessee

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Sumner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 130,449. Its county seat is Gallatin,[1] but its largest town is Hendersonville. The county is named after Revolutionary War figure Jethro Sumner.

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



Sumner County is located in Middle Tennessee along the northern boundary of the state, on the border with Kentucky. The Cumberland River was important to early trade and transportation, as it merges with the Ohio River to the west. Sumner County is in the Greater Nashville metropolitan area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 543 square miles (1,407 km²), of which 529 square miles (1,371 km²) is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) (2.54%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 130,449 people, 48,941 households, and 37,048 families residing in the county. The population density was 246 people per square mile (95/km²). There were 51,657 housing units at an average density of 98 per square mile (38/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.49% White, 5.78% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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