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Henry County, Tennessee

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 31,115. Its county seat is Paris6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,537 km² (593 mi²). 1,455 km² (562 mi²) of it is land and 82 km² (32 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.35% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 31,115 people, 13,019 households, and 9,009 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (55/mi²). There are 15,783 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.21% White, 8.96% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,019 households out of which 27.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% are married couples living together, 11.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,169, and the median income for a family is $35,836. Males have a median income of $27,849 versus $20,695 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,855. 14.30% of the population and 10.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.10% are under the age of 18 and 14.30% are 65 or older.

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