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Encyclopedia > Martin, Tennessee

Martin is a city located in Weakley County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,515. Martin is the home of the University of Tennessee-Martin.


Location of Martin, Tennessee

Martin is located at 36°20'31" North, 88°51'6" West (36.341836, -88.851647)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.2 km˛ (12.4 mi˛). 32.1 km˛ (12.4 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,515 people, 3,773 households, and 2,029 families residing in the city. The population density is 327.7/km˛ (848.9/mi˛). There are 4,106 housing units at an average density of 128.0/km˛ (331.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 78.32% White, 15.62% African American, 0.08% Native American, 4.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,773 households out of which 24.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% are non-families. 34.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the city the population is spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 32.6% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,493, and the median income for a family is $38,648. Males have a median income of $29,836 versus $22,219 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,184. 27.1% of the population and 15.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 27.7% of those under the age of 18 and 15.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=36.341836&longitude=-88.851647&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.341836&lon=-88.851647&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-88.851647&lat=36.341836&w=750&h=500)

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About Martin (1124 words)
Martin is located in Weakley County, 130 miles northeast of Memphis, and 150 miles northwest of Nashville.
In 1967, it officially became The University of Tennessee at Martin, a primary campus of the University of Tennessee.
The population of Martin in 2000 was 84% white, with the male population being 46.9% of the total.
Martin Tennessee Titan in Bristol (942 words)
Martin took off from the Bud Pole, lead until he pitted at lap 30, reassumed the lead when the other lead lap trucks pitted at lap 60, and led the rest of the way for his third win of the 2006 season.
Martin did face some heat late in the going as Todd Bodine put on some pressure on a final two-lap dash to the flag, but Martin was able to keep him at bay to score the victory.
Martin was nervous that pitting at the 30 lap mark would be too early to go the rest of the way and hold off the drivers with fresher tires, but a total of 8 caution flags allowed Martin to preserve his tires and stay up front.
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