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Pulaski, Tennessee

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Welcome to Pulaski ...

The city of Pulaski is located in Giles County and is the County Seat for Giles County.

When the people of Pulaski refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pulaskian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Pulaski has a population of 7,758 people<2> (see below for details).

Pulaski is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Pulaski lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Pulaski: (931)

The ZIP code for Pulaski: 38478<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pulaski had a population of 7,870 people (which is 26.69% of the total population of Giles County). This makes Pulaski the county's most populous community.

The population of Pulaski represents 0.12% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,870 people, the population of Pulaski has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 7,871 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Pulaski had an population of 7,758 people. This is a decrease of 1.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.44% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pulaski.

Communities near Pulaski ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pulaski and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Ardmore (AL)   [Map]   1,382   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Ardmore   [Map]   1,216   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cornersville   [Map]   1,243   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elkton   [Map]   542   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lawrenceburg   [Map]   10,736   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Minor Hill   [Map]   519   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pulaski.

Communities Also Named Pulaski ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Pulaski - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pulaski.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pulaski. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pulaski. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pulaski. Our list includes 20 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pulaski:

Websites for Pulaski ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pulaski ...

Looking for more information about Pulaski? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pulaski, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pulaski.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Pulaski. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pulaski refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pulaski may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pulaski.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pulaski - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pulaski). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pulaski or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Pulaski. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pulaski) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pulaski. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pulaski

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pulaski. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2001, Longitude: -87.0305     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pulaski.


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