County Profile

Cost of Living

Among the lowest in the state, housing and land prices are available for a wide variety of incomes. With the cost approachable to many, Hickman County can be the place you choose to stay. Not only is the price point lower than most, but the quality of moderate housing is outstanding as well. The cost of living index is 80.9 so you can be at ease with your choice to make Hickman County home. 


The appealing K-12 education within the Hickman County school system is another reason to plant your roots here.

  • 19.1 Average ACT Composite
  • 13:1 student teacher ratios
  • 95% graduation rates

These percentages show the importance of stellar education for Hickman County residents.

Higher Education & Workforce Training Institutions

  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dixon
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hohenwald
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • MTSU Satellite Campus
  • Mechatronics Program at Columbia State Community College

Health Services

Hickman County has excellent healthcare, with one hospital, two clinics, one skilled nursing facility and a nationally-recognized mental health and addiction treatment center. Hickman County is also near major trauma centers in Nashville.

  • Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital
    • Good mix of services
    • Behavioral Health Hospitals
  • The Ranch Mental Health Center
  • Life Care Centers of America
    • Skilled Nursing, PT
  • St. Thomas Hickman Hospital – 25 beds
  • Urgent Care Clinic
  • 3 Rivers Clinic

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