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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Hardin County is located in Tennessee with a population of 25,813. In Hardin County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Hardin County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$609
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Hardin County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    740.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,234.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,622.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    415.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Hardin County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,092
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Hardin County

Hardin County Reviews

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Like so many other areas, one of our biggest battles is drug use. From young to old, the problem seems to be growing rapidly despite all law enforcement can do. Being a small town, our number of patrol cars is more limited due to funding, but we are blessed with dedicated officers that patrol constantly and strive to keep us safe. The size of our county and limited number of patrol cars per shift also leaves the door open for theft. With a combination of drug use and being a low economic area, unfortunately some people chose theft and drug manufacturing and sells over a days hard work. I fear that as the economy worsens, and drug use climbs that the theft and violence will escalate out of control.
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There is a lot to be said about living in a small town. We do not have the conveniences of a larger city, but there are some advantages. The people in my town are good about lending a helping hand to those in need, whether it be mission trips, gathering clothes for those in need, or raising money for cancer patients or funerals. I am a teenager about to leave for college, with dreams of living in a larger city where there are more social activities for someone my age, but I know I will miss the friendships and love from a small town. Although at this point in my life I am unsure of when, I do think of coming back, whether it be when I retire or when I have a career established to make a difference in my hometown. I will never regret my days in my small town for those days and my raising there will hopefully help keep me grounded. In my short 18 years, I have watched this town grow and I know it will continue to grow. And as where it would be nice to have some of the conveniences of a larger town or city, and I feel like it will continue to grow, I hope it always keeps the small town atmosphere.
Great neighbors. Quiet community to live in. Wildlife surrounds my home.