Cornersville, Tennessee

Cornersville is a town in Marshall County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,194 at the 2010 census.[5]

Cornersville, Tennessee
Cornersville
Cornersville
Location of Cornersville in Marshall County, Tennessee.
Location of Cornersville in Marshall County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°21′29″N 86°50′30″W / 35.35806°N 86.84167°W / 35.35806; -86.84167Coordinates: 35°21′29″N 86°50′30″W / 35.35806°N 86.84167°W / 35.35806; -86.84167
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyMarshall
Area
 • Total5.69 sq mi (14.73 km2)
 • Land5.69 sq mi (14.73 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
883 ft (269 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,194
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
1,257
 • Density220.99/sq mi (85.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37047
Area code(s)931
FIPS code47-17180[3]
GNIS feature ID1306120[4]
Websitewww.cornersvilletn.org

HistoryEdit

Before becoming incorporated the town's name was Marathon. When it was first incorporated as a municipality on January 7, 1830, Cornersville was named for its location near the corner where Giles, Maury, Bedford and Lincoln counties came together.[6] It was part of Giles County at the time of incorporation, but county boundaries have changed, and since 1870 it has been in Marshall County.[7]

GeographyEdit

Cornersville is located at 35°21′29″N 86°50′30″W / 35.35806°N 86.84167°W / 35.35806; -86.84167 (35.358152, -86.841681).[8] The town is concentrated around the intersection of U.S. Route 31 and State Route 129 southwest of Lewisburg and northeast of Pulaski. Interstate 65 passes just to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880290
1910290
19203148.3%
19303305.1%
19403433.9%
19503584.4%
1960314−12.3%
1970655108.6%
198072210.2%
1990683−5.4%
200096240.8%
20101,19424.1%
Est. 20181,257[2]5.3%
Sources:[9][10]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 962 people, 371 households, and 251 families residing in the town. The population density was 511.8 people per square mile (197.6/km2). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 209.1 per square mile (80.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.74% White, 3.64% African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 371 households, out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,577, and the median income for a family was $45,313. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,810. About 7.2% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties Archived 2014-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, State of Tennessee official website, 14 July 2011. Retrieved: 6 December 2013.
  6. ^ History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed Publishing Company. 1886. p. 898.
  7. ^ Cornersville History, Town of Cornersville official website, accessed 19 March 2019.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  10. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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