2010 Census Shows DeKalb Population Up 7.5%- Hispanic Count Almost Doubles

March 18, 2011

DeKalb County grew 7.5% to a population of 18,723 according to 2010 census results released by the government on Wednesday. That's an increase of 1,300 people from the 17,423 count in the 2000 census for DeKalb County.

The DeKalb County Hispanic population almost doubled going from 633 to 1,239

The cities of Smithville, Alexandria, and Dowelltown experienced some growth over the last ten years but Liberty's population decreased.

2010 census figures show Smithville's population at 4,530, an increase of 13.4%. That's 536 more people than the 3,994 counted in the 2000 census.

Alexandria's population is at 966, an 18.7% increase or 152 more people than the 2000 census count of 814

Dowelltown's population count grew by 53 people from 302 to 355, an increase of 17.5%

Liberty's population dropped from 367 to 310, a decrease of 57 people or 15.5%

The DeKalb County 2010 population breakdown by race is as follows compared to 2000:

White:
17,352 (2010)
16,653 (2000)

Black:
250 (2010)
250 (2000)

American Indian, Alaskan:
35 (2010)
48 (2000)

Asian:
49 (2010)
24 (2000)

Hawaiian, Pacific Islander
2 (2010)
3 (2000)

Other:
797 (2010)
282 (2000)

Multi-Racial:
238 (2010)
163 (2000)

Hispanic Origin:
1,239 (2010)
633 (2000)

The numbers for the 14-county Upper Cumberland region were tabulated by Upper Cumberland Development District analyst Henry Bowman, showing an overall growth in the area of 10.9 percent or 338,158 total residents.

Cumberland County saw a 19.8-percent jump in population, from 46,802 to 56,053.

Putnam County, with the largest population of any county in the Upper Cumberland at 72,321, grew by 16.1% from the 2000 census.

Numbers for other counties in the Upper Cumberland include: Cannon County, which saw a 7.6-percent increase to 13,801. Clay County saw a 1.4-percent decrease in population, falling to 7,861. DeKalb County grew 7.5 percent to a population of 18,723. Fentress County also saw an 8-percent increase and now stands at a population of 17,959.

Jackson County saw a 6-percent population increase and now stands at 11,638 residents. Macon County saw a 9.1-percent increase to 22,248. Overton County now has 22,083 residents, a 9.8-percent increase. Pickett saw a 2.7-percent increase to 5,077. Smith County saw a 8.2-percent increase and has a population of 19,166.

Van Buren County, meanwhile, saw a slight 0.7-percent increase to 5,548. Warren County saw a 4.1-percent increase to 39,839; and White County saw a 11.9 percent increase to 25,841.

The Tennessee population grew by 11.5% to 6,346,105 and the United States count increased by 9.7% to 308,745,538.

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