Gibson County (Tennessee)

The Gibson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. In 2010, the County had 49 683 inhabitants and a population density of 31.8 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Trenton.


The County is located in western Tennessee, is in the north about 50 miles from Kentucky, the west about 60 miles from Missouri and has an area of ​​1563 square kilometers, of which 2 square kilometers is water area. At the Gibson County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


Gibson County was formed on October 21, 1823 from Chickasaw country. It was named after John H. Gibson, one of the soldiers of the Natchez Expedition and the campaigns against the Creek Indians under the British - American War.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Gibson County 49 683 people in 19,548 households. The population density was 31.8 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 19,548 households lived statistically 2.47 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 79.4 percent white, 18.9 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 0.3 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.2 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.1 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

24.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 58.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 16.6 percent were 65 years or older. 52.4 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 35,947. The per capita income was $ 20,065. 19.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Gibson County


  • Dyer
  • Humboldt
  • Medina
  • Milan
  • Trenton
  • Yorkville


  • Bradford
  • Gibson
  • Kenton
  • Rutherford

Unincorporated communities

  • Eaton
  • Idlewild
  • Mason Hall1

1 - partially in Obion County


The Gibson County is divided into 19 numbered districts: