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

130 sq mi (338 km²)
129 sq mi (335 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), .93%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,740
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Founded 1872
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Moorecountycourthouse.jpg
Moore County Courthouse in Lynchburg, Tennessee

Moore County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 5,740. It forms a consolidated city-county government with its county seat of Lynchburg[1].

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

The current sheriff is Mark Logan.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 130 square miles (338 km²), of which, 129 square miles (335 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.93%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,740 people, 2,211 households, and 1,686 families residing in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 2,515 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.84% White, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Moore County[3]

There were 2,211 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.10% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,591, and the median income for a family was $41,484. Males had a median income of $31,559 versus $20,987 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,040. 9.60% of the population and 7.80% of families were below the poverty line. 11.70% are under the age of 18 and 12.10% are 65 or older.

Economy

Moore County is the location of the Jack Daniel's distillery, whose famous Tennessee whiskey is marketed world-wide. Despite the operational distillery, the county is a dry county. This status dates from the time of prohibition and can only be repealed if at least 1,000 resident voters sign an appropriate petition.

Cities and towns

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links

Coordinates: 35°17′N 86°22′W / 35.28°N 86.36°W / 35.28; -86.36


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Moore County, Tennessee
Map
File:Map of Tennessee highlighting Moore County.png
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1872
Seat Lynchburg
Largest City Lynchburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), .93%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5740
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Moore County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 5,740. It forms a consolidated city-county government with its county seat of Lynchburg6.

The current sheriff is Mark Logan.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 338 km² (130 sq mi). 335 km² (129 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.93%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,740 people, 2,211 households, and 1,686 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/sq mi). There were 2,515 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.84% White, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Moore County[1]

There were 2,211 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.10% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,591, and the median income for a family was $41,484. Males had a median income of $31,559 versus $20,987 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,040. 9.60% of the population and 7.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.70% are under the age of 18 and 12.10% are 65 or older.

Economy

Moore County is the location of the Jack Daniel's distillery, whose famous Tennessee whiskey is marketed world-wide. Despite the operational distillery, the county is a dry county. This status dates from the time of prohibition and can only be repealed if at least 1,000 resident voters sign an appropriate petition.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links

Coordinates: 35°17′N 86°22′W / 35.28, -86.36

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