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Bradley County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Bradley County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Seat Cleveland
Largest city Cleveland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

332 sq mi (859 km²)
329 sq mi (851 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), .84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

87,966
112/sq mi (43/km²)
Founded May 2, 1836
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Bradley-county-courthouse-tn1.jpg
The Bradley County courthouse in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Website www.bradleyco.net

Bradley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 87,965. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 92,092 [1]. Its county seat is Cleveland[1].

It is included in the Cleveland, Tennessee, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Red Clay State Park, the site of the last Cherokee council before The Trail of Tears began, is located in Bradley County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 332 square miles (859 km²), of which, 329 square miles (851 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.84%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Bradley County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 87,965 people, 34,281 households, and 24,648 families residing in the county. The population density was 268 people per square mile (103/km²). There were 36,820 housing units at an average density of 112 per square mile (43/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.98% White, 3.99% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 2.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,281 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,034, and the median income for a family was $41,779. Males had a median income of $30,654 versus $21,407 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,108. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Bradley County has a 14-member county commission, with 2 commissioners from each of 7 districts. The county executive (or "County Mayor"), separately elected, is Republican D. Gary Davis.

Bradley County is considered one of the most heavily Republican counties in traditionally Republican-leaning East Tennessee. Virtually all local and state office holders in and from Bradley County are Republicans.

Populated places

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Education

Bradley County is served by Cleveland State Community College and Lee University. Schools are managed by the Bradley County Schools school district. The district has three public high schools;Cleveland High School , Walker Valley High School and Bradley Central High School.

Health care

Sky Ridge Medical Center, formed from the buyout of Bradley Memorial Hospital and Cleveland Community Hospital, are the two hospitals in Bradley County.[4]

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 35°09′N 84°52′W / 35.15°N 84.86°W / 35.15; -84.86


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Bradley County, Tennessee
Map
File:Map of Tennessee highlighting Bradley County.png
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 2, 1836
Seat Cleveland
Largest City Cleveland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), .84%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

87965
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.bradleyco.net
Bradley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 87,965. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 92,092 [1]. Its county seat is Cleveland6.

It is included in the Cleveland, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bradley County is home to Red Clay State Park, the site of the last Cherokee council before The Trail of Tears began. Culturally, Bradley County is home to three high schools, two hospitals, two community theatres, one college, one university, one winery, one country club, several churches, the annual Nillie Bipper Arts and Crafts Festival, and the annual Halloween downtown block party.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 859 km² (332 sq mi). 851 km² (329 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.84%) is water.

Government

Bradley County has a 14 member county commission, with 2 commissioners from each of 7 districts. The county executive (or "County Mayor"), separately elected, is Republican D. Gary Davis.

Bradley County is considered one of the most heavily Republican counties in traditionally-Republican leaning East Tennessee. Virtually all local and state office holders in and from Bradley County are Republican.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Bradley County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 87,965 people, 34,281 households, and 24,648 families residing in the county. The population density was 103/km² (268/sq mi). There were 36,820 housing units at an average density of 43/km² (112/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.98% White, 3.99% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 2.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,281 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,034, and the median income for a family was $41,779. Males had a median income of $30,654 versus $21,407 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,108. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

See also

External links

Coordinates: 35°09′N 84°52′W / 35.15, -84.86

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