Pulaski TN is a city and county seat of Giles County, Tennessee. As of the 2010 census the current population is 7,870. The city takes its name from the Polish-born American Revolutionary War hero Kazimierz Pułaski. Pulaski is also home to Martin Methodist College. Pulaski is located in central Giles County. The downtown area is on the north side of Richland Creek, a south-flowing tributary of the Elk River.
U.S. Route 31 passes through the center of Pulaski as First Street, leading north 30 miles (48 km) to Columbia and southeast 19 miles (31 km) to Ardmore at the Alabama border. U.S. Route 31 Alternate (E. Grigsby Street) leaves U.S. 31 in the north part of Pulaski and heads northeast 23 miles (37 km) to Lewisburg. U.S. Route 64 passes south of Pulaski on a bypass route; it leads east 29 miles (47 km) to Fayetteville and west 18 miles (29 km) to Lawrenceburg.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.7 km2), all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 7,871 people, 3,455 households, and 2,038 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,200.8 people per square mile (464.0/km2). There were 3,888 housing units at an average density of 593.2 per square mile (229.2/km2).