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Encyclopedia > Lawrence County, Tennessee
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Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 39,926. Its county seat is Lawrenceburg6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,600 km˛ (618 mi˛). 1,598 km˛ (617 mi˛) of it is land and 2 km˛ (1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.12% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 39,926 people, 15,480 households, and 11,362 families residing in the county. The population density is 25/km˛ (65/mi˛). There are 16,821 housing units at an average density of 11/km˛ (27/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 96.83% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 15,480 households out of which 33.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% are married couples living together, 10.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% are non-families. 23.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.02.


In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,498, and the median income for a family is $35,326. Males have a median income of $27,742 versus $20,928 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,848. 14.60% of the population and 10.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.20% of those under the age of 18 and 16.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Ethridge
  • Iron City
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Loretto
  • St. Joseph
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Lawrence County, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (433 words)
Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Tennessee.
Created by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly on October 21, 1817, Lawrence County was formed from lands previously included in Hickman and Giles Counties.
In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
Lawrence County, Tennessee, Genealogy (997 words)
Lawrence County was formed mostly from Indian territory as a result of the Treaty of 1816 with the Chickasaw Indians, and Hickman County and a small portion of Giles County.
Lawrence County is bordered on the north by Maury County, on the west by Wayne County, on the east by Giles County, and on the south by Alabama.
The population of Lawrence County in 1994 census was 35,303.
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