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

275 sq mi (711 km²)
273 sq mi (708 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), .42%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,508
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded January 3, 1840
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Van-buren-county-tennessee-courthouse1.jpg
Van Buren County Courthouse in Spencer, TN

Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 5,508. Its county seat is Spencer[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 275 square miles (711 km²), of which, 273 square miles (708 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,508 people, 2,180 households, and 1,619 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 2,453 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.02% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Van Buren County[3]

There were 2,180 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,165, and the median income for a family was $34,949. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $20,911 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,497. About 13.70% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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

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External links

Coordinates: 35°41′N 85°28′W / 35.69°N 85.46°W / 35.69; -85.46Template:For information on Fall Creek Falls http://www.fallcreekfalls.org


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Van Buren County, Tennessee
Map
File:Map of Tennessee highlighting Van Buren County.png
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 3, 1840
Seat Spencer
Largest City Spencer
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), .42%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5508
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 5,508. Its county seat is Spencer6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 711 km² (275 sq mi). 708 km² (273 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.42%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,508 people, 2,180 households, and 1,619 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 2,453 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.02% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Van Buren County[1]

There were 2,180 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,165, and the median income for a family was $34,949. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $20,911 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,497. About 13.70% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Trivia

As of 2006, there are no stoplights in Van Buren County.

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

External links

Coordinates: 35°41′N 85°28′W / 35.69, -85.46

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