Robertson County (Tennessee)

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


The County is located in the north of Tennessee, bordering Kentucky and has an area of 1235 square kilometers, of which 1 square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Todd County (Kentucky), Logan County (Kentucky), Simpson County (Kentucky), Sumner County, Davidson County, Cheatham County and Montgomery County.

Towns and Citys

  • Adams
  • Cedar Hill
  • Cooperstown
  • Cross Plains
  • Greenbrier
  • Millersville
  • Orlinda
  • Port Royal
  • Ridgetop
  • Springfield
  • White House


Robertson County was formed on 9 April 1796 as original county from the Tennessee territory. It was named after James Robertson, a companion of Daniel Boone on his third expedition, co-founder of the Watauga settlement in the Watauga River Valley, co-founder of the Fort Nashborough which later became today was known Nashville and later politician from Tennessee.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000, lived in Robertson County 54 433 people in 19 906 households, and 15,447 families. The population density was 44 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 89.13 percent White, 8.62 percent African American, 0.28 percent Native American, 0.31 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.83 percent from other races groups; 0.80 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.66 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 19 906 households out of which 37.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.9 percent were married couples living together, 11.2 percent were single mothers and 22.4 percent were non-families. 18.6 percent of all households and 7.5 percent lived in persons aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average household size was 3.06 people.

26.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 8.5 percent between 18 to 24, 31.4 percent between 25 and 44, 22.5 percent between 45 and 64 and 10.8 percent were older than 65, the average age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males statistically every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household was $ 43,174, and the median income for a family was $ 49,412. Males have a median income of $ 34,895, women $ 24,086. The per capita income was $ 19,054. 6.4 percent of families and 9.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.