Smith County

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Smith County, Tennessee

122 Turner High Cir
Carthage, TN 37030
Phone: (615) 735-9833
Fax: (615) 735-8252
www.smithcountychamber.org

In north-central TN, northeast of Nashville; organized Oct 26, 1799 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Col. Daniel Smith (1748-1818), officer in the Revolutionary War, member of the first TN Constitutional Convention (1796), and U.S. senator from TN (1798-99; 1805-09)

Area (sq mi):: 325.35 (land 314.41; water 10.94) Population per square mile: 59.30
Population 2005: 18,647 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 5.30%; 1990-2000 25.20% Population 2000: 17,712 (White 94.90%; Black or African American 2.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,473; median household $35,625; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,478-$23,678
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 29.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Smith County, Mississippi

PO Box 517
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: (601) 782-4751
Fax: (601) 782-4007

In east-central MS, southeast of Jackson; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For a David Smith; other information has been lost

Area (sq mi):: 637.27 (land 635.89; water 1.38) Population per square mile: 25.30
Population 2005: 16,058 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 9.40% Population 2000: 16,182 (White 75.80%; Black or African American 23.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,752; median household $30,840; Population below poverty level: 16.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,681-$22,783
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 29.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Smith County, Kansas

218 S Grant St
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: (785) 282-5110
Fax: (785) 282-5114

On the central northern border of KS; established Feb 26, 1867 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For Maj. J. Nelson Smith (?-1864), Union officer killed at the battle of Little Blue, MO

Area (sq mi):: 896.53 (land 895.43; water 1.10) Population per square mile: 4.60
Population 2005: 4,121 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.10%; 1990-2000 -10.70% Population 2000: 4,536 (White 98.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.00%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 46.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,983; median household $28,486; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,863-$24,908
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 15.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Smith County, Texas

PO Box 1018
Tyler, TX 75710
Phone: (903) 535-0630
Fax: (903) 535-0684
www.smith-county.com

In northeastern TX, southeast of Dallas; organized Apr 11, 1846 from Nacogdoches County. Name Origin: For Gen. James Smith (1792-1855), officer in the War of 1812 and the war of TX independence; TX legislator (1846-47)

Area (sq mi):: 949.45 (land 928.38; water 21.06) Population per square mile: 205.30
Population 2005: 190,594 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 9.10%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 174,706 (White 67.90%; Black or African American 19.10%; Hispanic or Latino 11.20%; Asian 0.70%; Other 7.50%). Foreign born: 6.60%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,072; median household $37,148; Population below poverty level: 13.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,055-$28,441
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 22.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Tyler County seat (89,552)

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    One important part of the explanation for this state of affairs can be found in the literal center of the country: Smith County, Kansas, birthplace of the song "Home on the Range" (the log cabin of the Kansas pioneer who wrote its lyrics still stands in Smith County today).
    The political dynamics of Smith County, Kansas, are repeated in literally hundreds of rural counties in the United States.