|Weakley County, Tennessee|
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
582 sq mi (1,507 km²)
580 sq mi (1,503 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), .28%
60/sq mi (23/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Weakley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 34,895. Its county seat is Dresden6. Its largest city is Martin, the home of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Parks and Recreation
- Graves County (north)
- Henry County (east)
- Carroll County (southeast)
- Gibson County (southwest)
- Obion County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 34,895 people, 13,599 households, and 9,124 families residing in the county. The population density was 23/km² (60/sq mi). There were 14,928 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.27% White, 6.95% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,599 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 15.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,008, and the median income for a family was $38,658. Males had a median income of $28,597 versus $20,845 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,408. About 11.10% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.
- WWKF-FM 99.3 "Today's Best Music with "Ace & TJ in the Morning"
- WAKQ-FM 105.5 "Today's Best Music with "Ace & TJ in the Morning"
- WENK-AM 1240 "The Greatest Hits of All Time"
- WTPR-AM 710 "The Greatest Hits of All Time"
- WTPR-FM 101.7 "The Greatest Hits of All Time"
- Dresden Enterprise - Located in Dresden, Tenn.
- The Weakley County Press - Located in Martin, Tenn.
- The Pacer - Student newspaper of the University of Tennessee at Martin
Cities and towns
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