Tennessee Land area in square miles, 2010 by County

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Land area in square miles, 2010 - (Square Miles)
County Value
Anderson 337.16
Bedford 473.64
Benton 394.14
Bledsoe 406.43
Blount 558.71
Bradley 328.76
Campbell 480.19
Cannon 265.64
Carroll 599.25
Carter 341.20
Cheatham 302.44
Chester 285.74
Claiborne 434.58
Clay 236.54
Cocke 434.57
Coffee 428.96
Crockett 265.54
Cumberland 681.03
Davidson 504.03
Decatur 333.85
DeKalb 304.35
Dickson 489.90
Dyer 512.33
Fayette 704.79
Fentress 498.61
Franklin 554.54
Gibson 602.74
Giles 610.93
Grainger 280.60
Greene 622.17
Grundy 360.53
Hamblen 161.18
Hamilton 542.43
Hancock 222.34
Hardeman 667.77
Hardin 577.32
Hawkins 486.98
Haywood 533.11
Henderson 520.07
Henry 562.10
Hickman 612.50
Houston 200.29
Humphreys 530.98
Jackson 308.32
Jefferson 274.08
Johnson 298.48
Knox 508.22
Lake 165.78
Lauderdale 471.99
Lawrence 617.13
Lewis 282.09
Lincoln 570.34
Loudon 229.22
Macon 307.14
Madison 557.12
Marion 498.16
Marshall 375.46
Maury 613.14
McMinn 430.13
McNairy 562.86
Meigs 195.12
Monroe 635.57
Montgomery 539.18
Moore 129.22
Morgan 522.18
Obion 544.73
Overton 433.48
Perry 414.73
Pickett 162.98
Polk 434.68
Putnam 401.10
Rhea 315.38
Roane 360.71
Robertson 476.29
Rutherford 619.36
Scott 532.30
Sequatchie 265.86
Sevier 592.50
Shelby 763.17
Smith 314.29
Stewart 459.33
Sullivan 413.36
Sumner 529.45
Tipton 458.37
Trousdale 114.19
Unicoi 186.17
Union 223.55
Van Buren 273.42
Warren 432.68
Washington 326.47
Wayne 734.10
Weakley 580.36
White 376.67
Williamson 582.60
Wilson 570.83

Value for Tennessee (Square Miles): 41,234.90

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, data file from Geography Division based on the TIGER/Geographic Identification Code Scheme (TIGER/GICS) computer file. Land area updated every 10 years. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/index.html or http://factfinder.census.gov.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Population and Housing. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2000.


Land area is the size, in square units (metric and nonmetric) of all areas designated as land in the Census Bureau's national geographic (TIGER®) database.

Persons per square mile is the average number of inhabitants per square mile of land area. These figures are derived by dividing the total number of residents by the number of square miles of land area in the specified geographic area. The land area measurement is from the Census 2000. To determine population per square kilometer, multiply the population per square mile by .3861.

Scope and Methodology:

TIGER is an acronym for the digital (computer-readable) geographic database that automates the mapping and related geographic activities required to support the Census Bureau's census and survey programs. The Census Bureau developed the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) System to automate the geographic support processes needed to meet the major geographic needs of the 1990 census. Land area was calculated from the specific set of boundaries recorded for the entity (in this case, counties, which were then aggregated to metropolitan totals) in the Census Bureau's geographic database.

Land area measurements are originally recorded as whole square meters (to convert square meters to square kilometers, divide by 1,000,000; to convert square kilometers to square miles, divide by 2.58999; to convert square meters to square miles, divide by 2,589,988).

Land area measurements may disagree with the information displayed on U.S. Census Bureau maps and in the TIGER® database because, for area measurement purposes, features identified as "intermittent water" and "glacier" are reported as land area.

The accuracy of any area measurement data is limited by the accuracy inherent in (1) the location and shape of the various boundary information in the TIGER® database and (2) rounding affecting the last digit in all operations that compute and/or sum the area measurements. Identification of land is for statistical purposes and does not necessarily reflect legal definitions.

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