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The 2000 Census showed that Hardin County had a population of 25,578 people. This represented 0.45% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 55th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hardin had a population of 26,258 people. This is an increase of 2.66% 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
201026,026+1.75%-0.88% since 2009
200826,255+2.65%+0.41% since 2007
200726,149+2.23%+0.61% since 2006
200625,990+1.61%+0.69% since 2005
200525,811+0.91%+0.83% since 2004
200325,718+0.55%-0.36% since 2002
200225,811+0.91%+0.17% since 2001
200125,766+0.74%+0.74% since 2000
200025,578The Last Census

Hardin County had 12,807 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hardin County has a total area<3> of 596 square miles [1,544 km²]. Of this total, 577 square miles [1,496 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.09%) being water (18.45 square miles [47.79 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hardin County had a population density of 44.26 people per square mile [17.09 people/km²], making it the state's 71st 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 Hardin County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hardin and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Hardin County QuickFact (QF-47071).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Lauderdale (AL)QF-01077   SE89,59987,9661.86%
Tishomingo (MS)QF-28141   S19,03419,163-0.67%
ChesterQF-47023   NW16,31215,5404.97%
DecaturQF-47039   N11,52511,731-1.76%
HendersonQF-47077   N27,03725,5225.94%
McNairyQF-47109   W25,79624,6534.64%
WayneQF-47181   E16,50616,842-2%

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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 Hardin. 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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