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

434 sq mi (1,125 km²)
429 sq mi (1,111 km²)
6 sq mi (15 km²), 1.29%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48,014
112/sq mi (43/km²)
Founded January 8, 1836
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Coffeecountytncourthouse.JPG
Coffee County courthouse in Manchester, Tennessee

Coffee County is a county located in south-central portion of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is one of the counties of Middle Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 48,014. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 50,869 [1]. Its county seat is Manchester.[1]

Coffee County is part of the Tullahoma, Tennessee, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 434 square miles (1,125 km²), of which, 429 square miles (1,111 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.29%) is water.[2]

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Age pyramid Coffee County[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 48,014 people, 18,885 households, and 13,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 112 people per square mile (43/km²). There were 20,746 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.43% White, 3.59% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,885 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% 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 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,898, and the median income for a family was $40,228. Males had a median income of $32,732 versus $21,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,137. About 10.90% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

History

Coffee County was established in 1836 from parts of Bedford, Warren, and Franklin counties and named in honor of General John Coffee, who was a close political ally of Andrew Jackson.[2] Railroads have played an important role in the history of Coffee County. During the 1850s, railroad officials created the town of Tullahoma as the mid-point of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad and its presence brought both Union and Confederate troops to the county during the Civil War.

Coffee County has nine Century Farms.[3] The oldest Century Farm is Shamrock Acres, founded in 1818. Other Century Farms include:

  • Beckman Farm
  • Brown Dairy Farm
  • Carden Ranch
  • Crouch-Ramsey Farm
  • The Homestead Farm
  • Jacobs Farm
  • Long Farm
  • Thomas Farm

Events

The Bonnaroo Music Festival has been held annually in the county since 2002. [4] It has been well received by the locals who tend to overlook the extreme traffic problems it brings. It also appears to have been happily embraced by the county authorities as a source of tourist revenue.

The Bonnaroo Music Festival has actually been well-received by the Coffee County community, despite a smattering of negative press - mainly originating from regional, not local newspapers. The community expects to welcome the festival back for years to come, as evidenced by the fact that in 2007, the organizers of Bonnaroo (Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment) purchased 530 acres (2.1 km2) of the farm where the event takes place.

Cities and towns

Points of interest

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 35°29′N 86°04′W / 35.49°N 86.07°W / 35.49; -86.07


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Coffee County, Tennessee
Map
File:Map of Tennessee highlighting Coffee County.png
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 8, 1836
Seat Manchester
Largest City Tullahoma
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.29%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48014
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Coffee County is a county located in south-central portion of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is one of the counties of Middle Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 48,014. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 50,869 [1]. Its county seat is Manchester6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,125 km² (434 sq mi). 1,111 km² (429 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.29%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,014 people, 18,885 households, and 13,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 43/km² (112/sq mi).

Age pyramid Coffee County[1]

There were 20,746 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (48/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.43% White, 3.59% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,885 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% 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 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,898, and the median income for a family was $40,228. Males had a median income of $32,732 versus $21,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,137. About 10.90% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

Events

The Bonnaroo Music Festival has been held annually in the county since 2002. It has been well received by the locals who tend to overlook the extreme traffic problems it brings. It also appears to have been happily embraced by the county authorities as a source of tourist revenue.

The Bonnaroo Music Festival has actually been well-received by the Coffee County community, despite a smattering of negative press - mainly originating from regional, not local newspapers. WMSR 1320 AM, Fantasy Radio 101.5 FM, and The Saturday Independent newspaper in Coffee County have all received an overwhelmingly positive response from local citizens about the music festival and most of its guests.vfdsfdsfdf Local media personalities Chip Ramsey, Lucky Knott, and Scott Vaughn have all worked behind the scenes to avert potential local taxes on the festival that may have made the area less economically viable for Bonnaroo. The community expects to welcome the festival back for years to come.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links

Coordinates: 35°29′N 86°04′W / 35.49, -86.07

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