Humphreys County (Tennessee)

Humphreys County is a county located in the state of Tennessee in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Waverly.


The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Tennessee and has an area of ​​1442 square kilometers, of which 63 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Houston County, Dickson County, Hickman County, Perry County and Benton County.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000 lived in Humphreys County 17 929 people in 7,238 households and 5,146 families. The population density was 13 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 95.52 percent White, 2.94 percent African American, 0.27 percent Native American, 0.26 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.16 percent from other races groups; 0.85 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.83 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 7,238 households out of which 30.3 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 57.3 percent were married couples living together, 10.2 percent were single mothers and 28.9 percent were non-families. 25.0 percent of all households and 10.6 percent lived in persons aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average household size was 2.90 people.

23.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 7.6 percent between 18 to 24, 27.5 percent between 25 and 44, 26.2 percent between 45 and 64 and 14.8 percent were older than 65, the average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males statistically every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 35,786, and the median income for a family was $ 42,129. Males had a median income of $ 31,657, women $ 20,736. The per capita income was $ 17,757. 7.6 percent of families and 10.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.