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The 2000 Census showed that Carroll County had a population of 29,475 people. This represented 0.52% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 47th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Carroll had a population of 28,517 people. This is a decrease of 3.25% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
200928,517-3.25%-0.49% since 2008
200828,658-2.77%-0.43% since 2007
200628,775-2.37%+0.28% since 2005
200528,695-2.65%-1.39% since 2004
200429,099-1.28%-0.36% since 2003
200229,215-0.88%-1.01% since 2001
200129,512+0.13%+0.13% since 2000
200029,475The Last Census

Carroll County had 13,057 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Carroll County has a total area<3> of 599 square miles [1,553 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.84 square miles [2.16 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Carroll County had a population density of 49.21 people per square mile [19 people/km²], making it the state's 64th most densely populated county (out of 95 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Carroll County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Carroll and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Carroll County QuickFact (QF-47017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Carroll County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Carroll County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BentonQF-47005   E16,02516,537-3.1%
DecaturQF-47039   SE11,52511,731-1.76%
GibsonQF-47053   W49,46848,1522.73%
HendersonQF-47077   S27,03725,5225.94%
HenryQF-47079   N31,87631,1152.45%
MadisonQF-47113   SW97,31791,8375.97%
WeakleyQF-47183   NW33,45934,895-4.12%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Carroll. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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