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The 2000 Census showed that Overton County had a population of 20,118 people. This represented 0.35% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 63rd most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Overton had a population of 21,060 people. This is an increase of 4.68% 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
201022,083+9.77%+4.86% since 2009
200921,060+4.68%+0.66% since 2008
200820,921+3.99%-0.11% since 2007
200720,943+4.1%+1.09% since 2006
200620,718+2.98%+1.36% since 2005
200520,440+1.6%+0.4% since 2004
200420,358+1.19%+1.49% since 2003
200320,060-0.29%-0.74% since 2002
200220,210+0.46%+0.14% since 2001
200120,181+0.31%+0.31% since 2000
200020,118The Last Census

Overton County had 9,168 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Overton County has a total area<3> of 434.8 square miles [1,126 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.43 square miles [3.72 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Overton County had a population density of 46.42 people per square mile [17.92 people/km²], making it the state's 68th 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 Overton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Overton and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Overton County QuickFact (QF-47133).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClayQF-47027   NW7,8957,976-1.02%
CumberlandQF-47035   SE54,10946,80215.61%
FentressQF-47049   E17,67716,6256.33%
JacksonQF-47087   W10,87510,984-0.99%
PickettQF-47137   NE4,7834,945-3.28%
PutnamQF-47141   SW72,43162,31516.23%

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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 Overton. 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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