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Lake County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of USA TN
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Seat Tiptonville
Largest city Tiptonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

194 sq mi (502 km²)
163 sq mi (423 km²)
30 sq mi (79 km²), 15.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,954
49/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 7,954. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 7,538 [1]. Its county seat is Tiptonville6.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502 km² (194 sq mi). 423 km² (163 sq mi) of it is land and 79 km² (30 sq mi) of it (15.68%) is water.

Parks and recreation Edit

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

USA Lake County, Tennessee.csv age pyramid

Age pyramid Lake County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,954 people, 2,410 households, and 1,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (49/sq mi). There were 2,716 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 66.63% White, 31.19% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,410 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 17.70% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 151.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 163.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,995, and the median income for a family was $30,339. Males had a median income of $25,082 versus $18,700 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,794. About 19.90% of families and 23.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.10% of those under age 18 and 25.10% of those age 65 or over.

Media Edit

Radio Stations

Newspaper

  • The Lake County Banner

Cities and towns Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 36°20′N 89°29′W / 36.34, -89.49

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