Weakley County

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Weakley County, Tennessee

PO Box 587
Dresden, TN 38225
Phone: (731) 364-2285
Fax: (731) 364-5236
www.weakleycountytn.gov

On northwestern border of TN, north of Jackson; organized Oct 21, 1823 from Western District (Indian lands). Name Origin: For Robert Weakley (1764-1845), U.S. representative from TN (1809-11), TN legislator, and member of the TN Constitutional Convention (1834)

Area (sq mi):: 581.81 (land 580.19; water 1.62) Population per square mile: 58.10
Population 2005: 33,732 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 9.10% Population 2000: 34,895 (White 89.70%; Black or African American 6.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 1.30%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,408; median household $30,008; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,530-$22,154
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 20.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Martin (10,098)

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