Tennessee Population per square mile, 2010 by County

Data Item State
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Population per square mile, 2010 - (No. of people per square mile)
County Value
Anderson 222.8
Bedford 95.1
Benton 41.8
Bledsoe 31.7
Blount 220.2
Bradley 301.0
Campbell 84.8
Cannon 52.0
Carroll 47.6
Carter 168.3
Cheatham 129.3
Chester 60.0
Claiborne 74.1
Clay 33.2
Cocke 82.1
Coffee 123.1
Crockett 54.9
Cumberland 82.3
Davidson 1,243.3
Decatur 35.2
DeKalb 61.5
Dickson 101.4
Dyer 74.8
Fayette 54.5
Fentress 36.0
Franklin 74.0
Gibson 82.4
Giles 48.3
Grainger 80.7
Greene 110.6
Grundy 38.0
Hamblen 388.0
Hamilton 620.3
Hancock 30.7
Hardeman 40.8
Hardin 45.1
Hawkins 116.7
Haywood 35.2
Henderson 53.4
Henry 57.5
Hickman 40.3
Houston 42.1
Humphreys 34.9
Jackson 37.7
Jefferson 187.6
Johnson 61.1
Knox 850.5
Lake 47.2
Lauderdale 58.9
Lawrence 67.8
Lewis 43.1
Lincoln 58.5
Loudon 211.8
Macon 72.4
Madison 176.4
Marion 56.7
Marshall 81.5
Maury 132.0
McMinn 121.5
McNairy 46.3
Meigs 60.2
Monroe 70.0
Montgomery 319.6
Moore 49.2
Morgan 42.1
Obion 58.4
Overton 50.9
Perry 19.1
Pickett 31.2
Polk 38.7
Putnam 180.3
Rhea 100.9
Roane 150.2
Robertson 139.2
Rutherford 424.0
Scott 41.8
Sequatchie 53.1
Sevier 151.7
Shelby 1,215.5
Smith 61.0
Stewart 29.0
Sullivan 379.4
Sumner 303.4
Tipton 133.3
Trousdale 68.9
Unicoi 98.4
Union 85.5
Van Buren 20.3
Warren 92.1
Washington 376.7
Wayne 23.2
Weakley 60.3
White 68.6
Williamson 314.4
Wilson 199.7

Value for Tennessee (No. of people per square mile): 153.9

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://factfinder2.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 2010.


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 2010. 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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