Cannon County, Tennessee

Cannon County is a county located in the state of Tennessee in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Woodbury, which was named after General Levi Woodbury, the Secretary of the Navy under President Andrew Jackson.


The County is located just east of the geographic center of Tennessee and has an area of 688 square kilometers without significant water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the County DeKalb County, Warren County, Coffee County, Rutherford County and Wilson County.


Cannon County was formed on January 31, 1836 from parts of Coffe County, Rutherford County, Warren County and Wilson County. It was named after Newton Cannon, a governor of Tennessee.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000 lived in Cannon County 12,826 people in 4,998 households and 3,643 families. The population density was 19 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 96.87 percent White, 1.46 percent African American, 0.33 percent Native American, 0.12 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.40 percent from other races groups; 0.81 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.22 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 4,998 households out of which 33.3 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.6 percent were married couples living together, 9.9 percent were single mothers and 27.1 percent were non-families. 24.3 percent of all households and 10.9 percent lived in persons aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average household size was 2.99 people.

25.4 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 8.3 percent between 18 to 24, 28.9 percent between 25 and 44, 23.7 percent between 45 and 64 and 13.7 percent were older than 65, the average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males statistically every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household was $ 32,809, and the median income for a family was $ 38,424. Males have a median income of $ 28,659, women $ 21,489. The per capita income was $ 16,405. 9.6 percent of families and 12.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.