Crockett County, Tennessee

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Crockett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 14,532. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 14,595 [1]. Its county seat is Alamo[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 265 square miles (686.3 km2), of which 0.08% is water.

Adjacent Counties

History

Crockett County was formed in 1871 from portions of Haywood, Madison, Dyer and Gibson counties. It is named in honor of David Crockett (1786–1836), frontier humorist, soldier, Tennessee state legislator and U.S. congressman, and defender of the Alamo.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,532 people, 5,632 households, and 4,066 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 6,138 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.96% White, 14.37% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 5.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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