Sumner County, Tennessee

Sumner County, Tennessee

Infobox U.S. County
county = Sumner County
state = Tennessee

map size = 250
founded = November, 1786
seat = Gallatin | area_total_sq_mi =543
area_land_sq_mi =529
area_water_sq_mi =14
area percentage = 2.54%
census yr = 2000
pop = 130449
density_km2 =95
web =

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Sumner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 130,449. Its county seat is GallatinGR|6, but its largest town is Hendersonville. The county is named after Revolutionary War figure Jethro Sumner.


Sumner County is located in Middle Tennessee along the northern boundary of the state, on the border with Kentucky. The Cumberland River was important to early trade and transportation, as it merges with the Ohio River to the west. Sumner County is in the Greater Nashville metropolitan area.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 543 square miles (1,407 km²), of which, 529 square miles (1,371 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) of it (2.54%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Davidson County (southwest)
*Macon County (east)
*Robertson County (west)
*Trousdale County (southeast)
*Wilson County (south)
*Allen County, Kentucky (northeast)
*Simpson County, Kentucky (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 130,449 people, 48,941 households, and 37,048 families residing in the county. The population density was 246 people per square mile (95/km²). There were 51,657 housing units at an average density of 98 per square mile (38/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.49% White, 5.78% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 89.1% of Sumner County's population was non-Hispanic whites while 6.5% was African-American and 2.5% was Latino.Fact|date=August 2007

In 2000 there were 48,941 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% were non-families. 20.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,030, and the median income for a family was $52,125. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $25,720 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,164. About 6.20% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Castalian Springs
*Goodlettsville (Partially, split with Davidson)
*Millersville (Partially, split with Robertson)
*Walnut Grove
*White House (Partially, split with Robertson)


External links

* [ Official website of Sumner County, Tennessee]
*dmoz|Regional/North_America/United_States/Tennessee/Counties/Sumner/|Sumner County
* [,+1861+1865++Maps++)) Historic map of Sumner Co., Tenn., 1862] (Library of Congress)
* [ Sumner County, Tennessee Cemetery Historical Preservation Project 2007]
* [ Sumner County, Tennessee Genealogists Companion]

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