Cheatam County is located in north-central Tennessee. The County Seat is Ashland City and the largest city is Ashland City. The Official Web Site is located at http://cheathamcountytn.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 39,764 and the 2010 census population was 39,107. The land area is 302.44 square miles and there are 129.3 persons per square mile.
96.1% of the population is White, 1.7% is Black or African American, 2.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $152,900, there are 14,421 households, an average of 2.70 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,459, the median household income is $52,446, and 13.8% of the persons in Cheatam County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,820. Retail sales (in $1000) were $238,792, and sales per capita were $6,100. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.1%.
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