Orlinda, Tennessee – Wikipedia

City in Tennessee, United States

Orlinda is a city in Robertson County, Tennessee. The population was 859 at the 2010 census, the community became a city in February 2001.[5] The City of Orlinda conducted its own, independent census 2007. The results of that census were submitted to the State of Tennessee, which conducted a review and random sample before officially certifying the results, which it did in May 2007.

The Mayor of Orlinda is Alfred Brickles, and the City Manager is Kevin Breeding.


Orlinda was incorporated in 1965, and was originally called Crockers Crossroads until they had to change the name due to the area’s proximity to Tuckers Crossroads, Tennessee. The name Centervile was proposed, but denied as a Centerville, Tennessee already existed, so the name Orlinda was proposed as no other community in the United States used that name.[6]

In October 2000, the Orlinda City Hall and Post Office opened at its present-day location on Highway 52. Prior to this, the City Hall was located at the former Bank of Orlinda building, which was built in 1909, and is now the city’s public library, which opened in 2003.[7]

On the morning of March 15, 2019, a bridge collapsed along Highland Road that went over the Red River, no one was injured during the collapse.[8] On October 22, 2019, Orlinda City Manager Kevin Breeding’s house caught on fire while he was asleep, Breeding was not harmed in the fire.[9] On November 16, 2019, a 14 year-old boy was hit by an SUV, on the intersection between Highway 49 and Brewer Road around 10:00 PM. The victim was unconscious and in critical condition after the collision and was lifeflighted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.[10][11]


Orlinda students attend East Robertson Elementary School (Pre-K–5th) and East Robertson High School (6-12), both schools are located in nearby Cross Plains


Orlinda Baptist Church – Orlinda, Tennessee

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 6.7 square miles (17 km2), all land.


2020 census[edit]

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 947 people, 345 households, and 256 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 594 people, 235 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 89.1 people per square mile (34.4/km2). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 39.6 per square mile (15.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.29% White, 4.04% African American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 235 households, out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $53,625. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $20,341 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,058. About 6.2% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ “2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orlinda, Tennessee
  3. ^ a b “Population and Housing Unit Estimates”. United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b “U.S. Census website”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Population Estimates Boundary Changes, United States Census Bureau, 2007-07-01. Accessed 2008-11-06.
  6. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-253-21478-5.
  7. ^ “Past & Present Converge At Orlinda’s Public Library Grand Reopening”. Smokey Barn News. December 1, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  8. ^ “Robertson County road closed after bridge collapse”. WSMV. March 15, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  9. ^ “Orlinda City Manager And Dog Escape Home Fire”. Smokey Barn News. October 23, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  10. ^ “Teen Struck By Vehicle In Orlinda (Critical) LifeFlighted”. Smokey Barn News. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  11. ^ “14-year-old in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in Orlinda: report”. Fox17 Nashville. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  12. ^ “Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  13. ^ “Explore Census Data”. data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-26.