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The 2000 Census showed that Dickson County had a population of 43,156 people. This represented 0.76% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dickson had a population of 48,230 people. This is an increase of 11.76% 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
201049,666+15.08%+2.98% since 2009
200948,230+11.76%+0.66% since 2008
200847,915+11.03%+1.06% since 2007
200747,411+9.86%+2.09% since 2006
200646,439+7.61%+1.61% since 2005
200545,705+5.91%+1.09% since 2004
200445,211+4.76%+0.81% since 2003
200344,849+3.92%+1.14% since 2002
200244,344+2.75%+1.09% since 2001
200143,866+1.65%+1.65% since 2000
200043,156The Last Census

Dickson County had 17,614 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dickson County has a total area<3> of 491.3 square miles [1,272 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.42 square miles [3.67 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dickson County had a population density of 88.1 people per square mile [34.01 people/km²], making it the state's 34th 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 Dickson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dickson and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Dickson County QuickFact (QF-47043).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CheathamQF-47021   NE39,87635,91211.04%
HickmanQF-47081   S23,80522,2956.77%
HoustonQF-47083   NW8,1548,0880.82%
HumphreysQF-47085   W18,27417,9291.92%
MontgomeryQF-47125   N160,978134,76819.45%
WilliamsonQF-47187   SE176,838126,63839.64%

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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 Dickson. 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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