Weakley County, Tennessee

The Weakley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. In 2010, the County had 35 021 inhabitants and a population density of 23.3 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Dresden.


The County is located in northwest Tennessee, bordered to the north Kentucky and has an area of 1507 square kilometers, of which 4 square kilometers of water surface. At the Weakley County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Weakley County was formed on 21 October 1823 Original County of Chickasaw country. It was named after Robert Weakley, a patriot of the American Revolutionary War and later a member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Weakley County 35 021 people in 13,781 households. The population density was 23.3 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 13,781 households lived statistically 2.35 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 89.2 percent white, 8.0 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 1.2 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.3 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.1 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

19.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 64.8 percent were between 18 and 64 and 15.5 percent were 65 years or older. 51.1 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 32,358. The per capita income was $ 18,895. 21.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Villages in Weakley County


  • Greenfield
  • Martin
  • McKenzie1


  • Dresden
  • Gleason
  • Sharon

Unincorporated communities

  • Dukedom
  • Palmerville

1 - predominantly in Carroll County, partly in Henry County


The Weakley County is divided into nine numbered districts: