County population in 2012: 32,341 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 31,115 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,619 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,499 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,073 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,486 (it was 2,946 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 562 sq. mi. Water area: 31.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 58 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Henry County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Manufacturing (17.0%), Retail trade (12.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $484 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $517 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.3% for American Indian residents, 4.9% for other race residents, 26.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Henry County is $352 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $463 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $554 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Henry County: Pleasant View Dock (A), J and S Poultry Farms (B), Kentucky-Tennessee Spur (C), Paris - Henry County Landfill (D), Spinks Spur (E), Buchanans Resort (F), Camp Running Deer (G), Nelson Community Center (H), Britton Ford Campground (I), Chapel Hill (J), County Junction Resort (K), Cypress Bay Resort (L), Eagle Nest Marina (M), Mansard Island Resort (N), Morgans Dock (O), Oak Haven Acres Dock (P), Paris Landing Marina (Q), Pine Point Dock (R), Pleasant View Resort (S), Reelfoot Girl Scout Council Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Henry County include: Evergreen Church (A), Little Rock Church (B), Springhill Baptist Church (C), Springville Church (D), Lebanon Church (E), Union Grove Church (F), Spring Creek Church (G), Pleasant Hill Church (H), Old Foundry Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hopkins Cemetery (1), Salmon Cemetery (2), House Cemetery (3), Hughes Cemetery (4), Scarbough Cemetery (5), Thompson Cemetery (6), Jackson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Briarpatch Lake (A), Middle Fork Obion River Lake Number Four (B), Weaks Lake (C), Smith Lake (D), Middle Fork Obion River Lake Number Two (E), Platts Pond (F), Jones Bend Lake (G), Middle Fork Obion Lake Number Seven (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Betsy Branch (A), Bennetts Creek (B), Lawrence Creek (C), Barnes Fork (D), Bailey Fork Creek (E), Slickup Creek (F), Pettijohn Creek (G), Jones Bend Creek (H), Woodson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Henry County include: West Sandy Wildlife Management Area (1), Paris Landing State Park (2), Big Eagle Recreation Area (3), Greenhead Recreation Area (4), Big Sandy Unit Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 201 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,888 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $259.87 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.30% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.35% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,425 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.46% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,803 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.85% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.84 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.58% Corn for grain: 34418 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 11549 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 37430 harvested acres Vegetables: 134 harvested acres Land in orchards: 23 acres
Henry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 70 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/7/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 36 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Henry County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the county center On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the county center On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from the county center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Henry County center On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the county center On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1979): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1979, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to January 31, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1821): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1821, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1331): June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1167): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1010): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-459): March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
The number of natural disasters in Henry County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 1
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population in Henry County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Henry County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Henry County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,735 (5,522 aged, 1,213 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.17 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17856.92 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 860.150 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55443.41
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1342.390 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1412.210 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22.21
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39.91 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.64
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.35
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 233.6. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 142.0
Other - 91.6
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 26,566 (6,626 male householders, 2,480 female householders)
6,834 spouses, 8,006 children (7,075 natural, 248 adopted, 683 stepchildren), 920 grandchildren, 224 brothers or sisters, 204 parents, 320 other relatives, 786 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 5,273 (2,047 male householders (1,675 living alone)), 2,451 female householders (2,191 living alone)), 775 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 491 (444 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,734 2-persons, 1,988 3-persons, 1,387 4-persons, 634 5-persons, 225 6-persons, 138 7-or-more-persons.
97.2% of residents of Henry County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 39% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $212,284,000 ($6738 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $7,393,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $103,503,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $48,960,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,202,000 Federal grants: $43,485,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,161,000 ($33,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $10,973,000 ($983,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,418,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,673,000 Federal Government insurance: $18,641,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
58 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +71
+2 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +825
+26 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Henry County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 370
2000 to 2004: 1,746
1990 to 1999: 3,554
1980 to 1989: 2,529
1970 to 1979: 2,795
1960 to 1969: 1,785
1950 to 1959: 1,458
1940 to 1949: 844
1939 or earlier: 1,632
Rooms in houses/apartments in Henry County, Tennessee
56% of Henry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 18521
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,600
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Henry County