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The 2000 Census showed that Lauderdale County had a population of 27,101 people. This represented 0.48% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 53rd most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lauderdale had a population of 26,471 people. This is a decrease of 2.32% 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
201027,815+2.63%+5.08% since 2009
200926,471-2.32%-0.49% since 2008
200526,587-1.9%-0.19% since 2004
200426,637-1.71%-1% since 2003
200326,907-0.72%-0.62% since 2002
200227,075-0.1%-0.33% since 2001
200127,166+0.24%+0.24% since 2000
200027,101The Last Census

Lauderdale County had 10,563 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lauderdale County has a total area<3> of 507 square miles [1,313 km²]. Of this total, 470.5 square miles [1,218 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (7.23%) being water (36.69 square miles [95 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lauderdale County had a population density of 57.6 people per square mile [22.24 people/km²], making it the state's 54th 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 Lauderdale County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lauderdale and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Lauderdale County QuickFact (QF-47097).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Mississippi (AR)QF-05093   W46,60551,979-10.34%
CrockettQF-47033   E14,49214,532-0.28%
DyerQF-47045   NE37,81137,2791.43%
HaywoodQF-47075   SE18,88119,797-4.63%
TiptonQF-47167   SW59,49551,27116.04%

The Mississippi River runs along the western border of the county.

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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 Lauderdale. 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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