|Carter County, Tennessee|
Carter County Courthouse in Elizabethton
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Landon Carter|
348 sq mi (901 km²)
341 sq mi (883 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 2.01%
168.3/sq mi (65/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Carter County is part of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region of Northeast Tennessee.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 348 square miles (901.3 km2), of which 341 square miles (883.2 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (2.01%) is water.
Carter County's boundary with Sullivan County is defined as the ridgeline of Holston Mountain.
- Watauga Lake
- Wilbur Reservoir (immediately below the TVA Watauga Dam Lat: 36.3408 Lon: -82.1203]
- Ripshin Lake (6 km southwest of Roan Mountain Lat: 36.1838646 Lon: -82.1356583)
National protected areaEdit
- Cherokee National Forest (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 56,742 people, 23,486 households, and 16,346 families residing in the county. The population density was 166 people per square mile (64/km²). There were 25,920 housing units at an average density of 76 per square mile (29/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.49% White, 1.00% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 23,486 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,371, and the median income for a family was $33,825. Males had a median income of $26,394 versus $19,687 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,678. About 12.80% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.00% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.
As part of North Carolina countiesEdit
- New Hanover Precinct (1729-1734);
- Bladen County (1734-1749)- current county seat is Elizabethtown, North Carolina);
- Anson County (1749-1753);
- Rowan County (1753-1777);
- Burke County (1777).
Carter County was the first permanent settlement outside the original 13 American colonies. The site of the first majority-rule system of American democracy, known as the Watauga Association, it is named in honor of Landon Carter, son of John Carter, Chairman of the Court as defined by the articles of the Petition. The county seat, Elizabethton, is named for Landon's wife, Elizabeth MacLin Carter.
Carter County was served by the narrow gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (The ET&WNC, nicknamed "Tweetsie") until the line ceased operations in 1950.
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- ^ Brown, Emily; DeBarros, Anthony; DeRamus, Kristin; et al. (2011). "Census 2010: Tennessee". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/TN. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=12&Z=17&X=497&Y=5004&W=1 Microsoft TerraServer Imagery
- ^ Based on 2000 census data
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ http://www.climate-zone.com/ www.climate-zone.com
- Carter County at the Open Directory Project
- http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dunigan/landforms/countylf.php?county=Carter Carter County Landforms (links to Carter County waterfalls]
- National Register of Historical Places - Carter County, Tennessee
- Cy Crumley ET&WNC Photo Collection
|Sullivan County||Johnson County|
Carter County, Tennessee
|Unicoi County||Mitchell County, North Carolina||Avery County, North Carolina|
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