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Huntingdon is a town in Carroll County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 4,349 at the 2000 census and 3,985 in 2010.[4] It is the county seat of Carroll County.[5]

Huntingdon, Tennessee
Huntingdon Court Square as seen from Main Street
Huntingdon Court Square as seen from Main Street
Motto(s): 
"Honoring Our Heritage – Shaping Our Future"
Location of Huntingdon in Carroll County, Tennessee.
Location of Huntingdon in Carroll County, Tennessee.
Huntingdon, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Huntingdon, Tennessee
Huntingdon, Tennessee
Location of Huntingdon, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056Coordinates: 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyCarroll
Area
 • Total11.9 sq mi (30.9 km2)
 • Land11.9 sq mi (30.8 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
410 ft (120 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,985
 • Estimate 
(2018)[1]
3,825
 • Density335/sq mi (129.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38344
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-36580[2]
GNIS feature ID1288761[3]
Websitewww.huntingdontn.com

HistoryEdit

Huntingdon was named for Memucan Hunt, the original owner of the town site.[6]

GeographyEdit

Huntingdon is located slightly east of the center of Carroll County at 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056 (36.007154, -88.420683).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.9 square miles (30.9 km2), of which 11.9 square miles (30.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.42%, is water.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1850245
1870609
18806466.1%
18907079.4%
19001,33288.4%
19101,112−16.5%
19201,1210.8%
19301,28614.7%
19401,43211.4%
19502,04342.7%
19602,1193.7%
19703,66172.8%
19803,9628.2%
19904,1805.5%
20004,3494.0%
20103,985−8.4%
Est. 20183,825[1]−4.0%
Sources:[8][9]

As of the census [2] of July 2010, there were 3,985 people residing in the town.

As of the census [2] of 2000, the population density was 387.8 people per square mile (149.7/km²). There were 1,950 housing units at an average density of 173.9 per square mile (67.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.52% White, 17.87% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 1,752 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,625, and the median income for a family was $41,438. Males had a median income of $31,506 versus $20,081 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,296. About 9.3% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

MediaEdit

Radio stations:

Newspapers:

  • Carroll County News-Leader[10]
  • The McKenzie Banner[11]
  • Tennessee Magnet Publications

Recreation, sports, and entertainmentEdit

It is the home to the Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center[12] which serves as a premiere venue for the performing, literary, visual and media arts and named for Carroll County native Dixie Carter.

It is the home of the New Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake located on Hwy 70 West out of Huntingdon [13]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Jessica Andrews, country music singer
  • Gordon Browning, governor of Tennessee from 1937 to 1939
  • Dixie Carter, film, television, and stage actress, best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women
  • Carl Mann, rockabilly singer
  • Tim Priest, former Tennessee football player and Vol Network color commentator
  • Timothy Tucker, former president of the American Pharmacists Association
  • Ken Heron, DJ at The Farm Radio and also YouTube celebrity for his Streaming Program Thursday Night Live with Country Music Legend Dana Williams, from The Country Music Group Diamond Rio and also His successful You Tube Channel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Huntingdon town, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 163.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  9. ^ "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 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-09-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://www.mckenziebanner.com
  12. ^ http://dixiepac.net/
  13. ^ http://cctarl.com/

External linksEdit