Huntingdon, Tennessee
Huntingdon Court Square as seen from Main Street
Huntingdon Court Square as seen from Main Street
Motto: 
"Honoring Our Heritage
Location of Huntingdon in Carroll County, Tennessee.
Location of Huntingdon in Carroll County, Tennessee.
Huntingdon, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Huntingdon, Tennessee
Huntingdon, Tennessee
Location of Huntingdon, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyCarroll
Area
 • Total11.89 sq mi (30.79 km2)
 • Land11.84 sq mi (30.66 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
410 ft (120 m)
Population
 • Total4,439
 • Density374.95/sq mi (144.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38344
Area code731
FIPS code47-36580[3]
GNIS feature ID1288761[4]
Websitewww.huntingdontn.com

Huntingdon is a town in Carroll County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 4,439 at the 2020 census and 3,985 in 2010.[5] It is the county seat of Carroll County.[6]

History

European-American settlers named Huntingdon for Memucan Hunt, who first owned the town site in western Tennessee.[7] Huntingdon was home to many prominent farming families. Prominent families in the area were the Ingrams and the Masseys, who had settled in the area as early as 1820.[8]

Geography

Huntingdon is located slightly east of the center of Carroll County at 36°0′26″N 88°25′14″W / 36.00722°N 88.42056°W / 36.00722; -88.42056 (36.007154, -88.420683).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.9 square miles (30.9 km2), of which 11.9 square miles (30.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.42%, is water.[5]

Climate

Climate data for Huntingdon Water Plant, Tennessee (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1962–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 77
(25)
83
(28)
88
(31)
92
(33)
94
(34)
106
(41)
104
(40)
105
(41)
101
(38)
96
(36)
86
(30)
85
(29)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 47.0
(8.3)
51.8
(11.0)
61.1
(16.2)
71.3
(21.8)
79.1
(26.2)
86.3
(30.2)
89.2
(31.8)
88.8
(31.6)
83.1
(28.4)
72.2
(22.3)
59.8
(15.4)
50.1
(10.1)
70.0
(21.1)
Daily mean °F (°C) 37.6
(3.1)
41.2
(5.1)
49.7
(9.8)
59.2
(15.1)
68.2
(20.1)
76.0
(24.4)
79.3
(26.3)
78.1
(25.6)
71.2
(21.8)
59.8
(15.4)
48.5
(9.2)
40.6
(4.8)
59.1
(15.1)
Average low °F (°C) 28.2
(−2.1)
30.6
(−0.8)
38.4
(3.6)
47.1
(8.4)
57.3
(14.1)
65.8
(18.8)
69.3
(20.7)
67.4
(19.7)
59.4
(15.2)
47.3
(8.5)
37.2
(2.9)
31.0
(−0.6)
48.2
(9.0)
Record low °F (°C) −23
(−31)
−2
(−19)
5
(−15)
22
(−6)
32
(0)
41
(5)
44
(7)
47
(8)
32
(0)
24
(−4)
10
(−12)
−11
(−24)
−23
(−31)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.18
(106)
4.58
(116)
5.45
(138)
5.25
(133)
5.91
(150)
4.66
(118)
4.74
(120)
3.60
(91)
3.49
(89)
3.99
(101)
4.72
(120)
5.35
(136)
55.92
(1,420)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.6
(4.1)
1.0
(2.5)
0.2
(0.51)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
0.4
(1.0)
3.3
(8.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.9 9.1 11.4 9.9 10.5 9.3 8.5 7.1 6.4 7.7 8.9 10.0 108.7
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.1
Source: NOAA[10][11]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1850245
1870609
18806466.1%
18907079.4%
19001,33288.4%
19101,112−16.5%
19201,1210.8%
19301,28614.7%
19401,43211.4%
19502,04342.7%
19602,1193.7%
19703,66172.8%
19803,9628.2%
19904,1805.5%
20004,3494.0%
20103,985−8.4%
20204,43911.4%
Sources:[12][13][2]

2020 census

Huntingdon racial composition[14]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,394 76.46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 673 15.16%
Native American 12 0.27%
Asian 27 0.61%
Other/Mixed 241 5.43%
Hispanic or Latino 92 2.07%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 4,439 people, 1,492 households, and 947 families residing in the town.

2010 census

As of the census[3] of July 2010, there were 3,985 people living in the town.

2000 census

As of the census[3] of 2000, the population density was 387.8 inhabitants per square mile (149.7/km2). There were 1,950 housing units at an average density of 173.9 per square mile (67.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 80.52% White, 17.87% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 1,752 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,625, and the median income for a family was $41,438. Males had a median income of $31,506 versus $20,081 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,296. About 9.3% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

Media

Radio stations:

Newspapers:

Recreation, sports, and entertainment

The town is the site of the Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center,[17] which serves as a premiere venue for the performing, literary, visual and media arts. It is named for Carroll County native Dixie Carter.

The New Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake is located on Hwy 70 West out of Huntingdon.[18]

Notable people

References

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