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Populations of early Tennessee Counties 1800 - 1830
Weakley County, Tennessee 1830 - 2000
USA 1790 -1980

1800 Census 
Population of the 17 Tennessee Counties

1.  Blount = 5,587
2.  Carter = 4,813
3.  Davidson = 9,965
4.  Grainger = 7,367
5.  Greene = 7,610
6.  Hawkins = 6.563
7.  Jefferson-Cocke = 9,017
8.  Knox = 12,446
9.  Montgomery = 2,899
10. Robertson = 4,280
11. Sevier = 3,419
12. Smith = 4,294
13. Sullivan = 10,218
14. Sumner = 4,616
15. Washington = 6,379
16. Williamson = 2,868
17. Wilson = 3,261
TOTAL  1800 population of Tennessee = 105,602

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1810 Census - Red means new county since 1800
Population of the 37 Tennessee Counties

1.  Anderson = 3,959
2.  Bedford = 8,242
3.  Blount = 12,098
4.  Campbell = 2,668
5.  Carter = 4,190
6.  Claiborne = 4,798
7.  Cocke = 5,154
8.  Davidson = 15,608
9.  Dickson = 4.516
10. Franklin = 5,730
11. Giles = 4,546
12. Grainger = 6,397
13. Greene = 9,713
14. Hawkins = 7,643
15. Hickman = 2,583
16. Humphreys = 1,511
17. Jackson = 5,401
18. Jefferson = 7,309
19. Knox = 10,171
20. Lincoln = 6,104
21. Maury = 10,359
22. Montgomery = 8,021
23. Overton = 5,643
24. Rhea = 2,504
25. Roane = 5,581
26. Robertson =7,270
27. Rutherford = 10,265
28. Sevier = 4,595
29. Smith = 11,649
30. Stewart = 4,262
31. Sullivan = 6,847
32. Sumner = 13,792
33. Warren = 5,725
34. Washington = 7,740
35. White = 4,028
36. Williamson = 13,153
37. Wilson = 11,952

TOTAL 1810 population of Tennessee = 261,727

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1820 Census - underline means new county since 1810
Population of the 48 Tennessee Counties

1.  Anderson = 4,668
2.  Bedford = 16,012
3.  Bledsoe = 4,005
4.  Blount = 11,258
5.  Campbell = 4,244
6.  Carter = 4,835
7.  Claiborne = 5,508
8.  Cocke = 4,892
9.  Davidson = 20,154
10. Dickson =  5,190
11. Franklin = 16,571
12. Giles = 12,558
13. Grainger = 7,651
14. Greene = 11,324
15. Hamilton = 821
16. Hardin = 1,462
17. Hawkins = 10,949
18. Hickman = 6,080
19. Humphreys = 4,067
20. Jackson = 7,593
21. Jefferson = 8,953
22. Knox = 13,034
23. Lawrence 3,271
24. Lincoln = 14,761
25. Marion = 3,888
26. Maury = 22,141
27. McMinn = 1,623
28. Monroe = 2,529
29. Montgomery = 12,219
30. Morgan = 1,676
31. Overton = 7,128
32. Perry = 2,384
33. Rhea = 4,215
34. Roane = 7,895
35. Robertson  = 9,938
36. Rutherford = 19,552
37. Sevier = 47
38. Shelby = 354
39. Smith = 17,580
40. Stewart = 8,397
41. Sullivan = 7,015
42. Sumner = 19,211
43. Warren = 10,348
44. Washington = 9,557
45. Wayne = 2,459
46. White = 8,701
47. Williamson = 20,640
48. Wilson = 18730

TOTAL 1820 population of Tennessee = 418,088
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1830 Census - underlined means new county since 1820
Population of the 62 Tennessee Counties

1.  Anderson = 5,310
2.  Bedford = 30,396
3.  Bledsoe = 4,648
4.  Blount = 11,028
5.  Campbell = 5,110
6.  Carroll = 9,397
7.  Carter = 6,414
8.  Claiborne = 8,470
9.  Cocke = 6,017
10. Davidson = 28,122
11. Dickson = 7,265
12. Dyer = 1,904
13. Fayette = 8,652
14. Fentress = 2,748
15. Franklin = 15,620
16. Gibson = 5,801
17. Giles = 18,703
18. Grainger = 10,066
19. Greene = 14,410
20. Hamilton = 2,276
21. Hardeman = 11,655
22. Hardin = 4,868
23. Hawkins = 13,683
24. Haywood = 5,334
25. Henderson = 8,748
26. Henry = 12,249
27. Hickman = 8,119
28. Humphreys = 6,187
29. Jackson = 9,698
30. Jefferson = 11, 801
31. Knox = 14,498
32. Lawrence = 5,411
33. Lincoln = 22,075
34. Madison = 11,594
35. Marion = 5,508
36. Maury = 27,665
37. McMinn = 14,460
38. McNairy = 5,697
39. Monroe = 13,708
40. Montgomery = 14,349
41. Morgan = 2,582
42. Obion = 2,099
43. Overton = 8,242
44. Perry = 7,094
45. Rhea = 8186
46. Roane = 11,341
47. Robertson = 13,272
48. Rutherford = 26,134
49. Sevier = 5,717
50. Shelby = 5.648
51. Smith = 19,906
52. Stewart = 6,968
53. Sullivan = 10,073
54. Sumner = 20,569
55. Tipton = 5,317
56. Warren = 15,210
57. Washington = 10,995
58. Wayne = 6,013
59. Weakley = 4,797
60. White = 9,967
61. Williamson = 26,638
62. Wilson = 25,472

TOTAL 1830 population of Tennessee = 681,904

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1840 U.S.Census 
Population of Weakley County = 9,870
Total 1840 population of Tennessee = 853,103

1850 U.S.Census 
Population of Weakley County = 14,608
Total 1850 population of Tennessee = 1,002,717

1860 U.S.Census 
Population of Weakley County = 18,216
Total 1860 population of Tennessee = 1,109,801

1870 U.S. Census
Population of Weakley County = 20,755
Total 1870 population of Tennessee = 1,258,520

1880 U.S. Census
Population of Weakley County = 24,538
Total 1880 population of Tennessee = 1,542,359

1890 U.S. Census ( Most of the Census burned - figures already on file)
Population of Weakley County = 28,955
Total 1850 population of Tennessee = 1,767,518

1900 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 32,546
Total 1900 population of Tennessee = 2,020.616 
Total United States Population = 76,212,168

1910 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 31,929
Total 1910 population of Tennessee = 2,184,789
Total United States Population = 92,228,496

1920 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 31,053
Total 1920 population of Tennessee = 2,337,885
Total United States Population = 106,021,537 

1930 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 29,262 
Total 1930 population of Tennessee = 2616556 
Total United States Population = 123,202,624

1940 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 29,498 
Total 1940 population of Tennessee = 2,915,841
Total United States Population = 132,164,569

1950 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 27,962
Total 1950 population of Tennessee = 3,291,718
Total United States Population = 151,325,798

1960 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 24,227
Total 1960 population of Tennessee = 3,567,089
Total United States Population = 179,323,175

1970 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 28,827
Total 1970 population of Tennessee = 3,923,687
Total United States Population = 203,211,926

1980 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 32,896
Total 1980 population of Tennessee = 4,591,120
Total United States Population = 226,545,805

1990 U.S. Census 
Population of Weakley County = 31,972 
Total 1990 population of Tennessee = 4,877,185 
Total United States Population = 2,48,709,873

2000 US Census Weakley County

pop = 34,895
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 = 9.1%
TN pop = 5,689,283
US pop = 281,421,906

Households, 2000 = 13,599
Housing units, 2000 = 14,928
Homeownership rate 2000 = 69%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 2000 = 136
Land area, 2000 (square miles)  = 580 square miles
Persons per square mile, 2000 = 60.2
Median household income, 1997 model-based estimante = $30,401
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 = 14.5%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997  = 19.7%
Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate = 13.3%
Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate =17.1% 
 
 

US POPULATION FIGURES IN THE MILLIONS

1790 = 3.9 million
1800 = 5.3 million
1810 = 7.2 million
1820 = 9.6 million
1830 = 12.9 million
1840 = 17.1 million
1850 = 23.1 million
1860 = 31.4 million
1870 = 38.6 million
1880 = 50.2 million
1890 = 62.9 million
1900 = 76.0 million
1910 = 92.0 million
1920 = 105.7 million
1930 = 122.8 million
1940 = 131.7 million
1950 = 150.7 million
1960 = 179.0 million
1970 = 205.0 million
1980 = 226.5 million
 


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