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Jackson County, Tennessee

Jackson County, Tennessee Map
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.Statistics Founded 1801 SeatGainesboroLargest city Gainesboro Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
320 sq mi(828 km²)
309 sq mi (800 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 3.34% Population
 - (2000)
 - Density
10,984
36/sq mi (14/km²) Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5Jackson County Courthouse in Gainesboro

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 10,984. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 11,072 [1]. Its county seat is Gainesboro[1].

Jackson is part of the Cookeville, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 320 square miles (828 km²), of which, 309 square miles (800 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (28 km²) of it (3.34%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Jackson County created by an act of the Tennessee Legislature on November 6, 1801. It was the eighteenth county established in the state. It was formed from part of Smith County plus Indian lands. The county name honors Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. congressman and senator, Tennessee Supreme Court judge, troop commander at the Battle of New Orleans, and the seventh President of the United States.

Demographics

Age pyramid Jackson County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,984 people, 4,466 households, and 3,139 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 5,163 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,466 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,502, and the median income for a family was $32,088. Males had a median income of $24,759 versus $19,511 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,020. About 15.10% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 22.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  3. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 36°22′N 85°40′W / 36.36, -85.67

Categories: Tennessee counties | Jackson County, Tennessee | Cookeville micropolitan area

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