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Encyclopedia > Polk County, Tennessee
Polk County, Tennessee
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Location in the state of Tennessee

Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Benton
Largest City Benton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

442 sq mi (1,146 km²)
435 sq mi (1,127 km²)
7 sq mi (19 km²), 1.65%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,050
37/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The county had a population of 16,050 in 2000. Its county seat is Benton6. Image File history File links Map_of_Tennessee_highlighting_Polk_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_TN.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tennessee ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Benton is a town located in Polk County, Tennessee. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Benton is a town located in Polk County, Tennessee. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


It is included in the Cleveland, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. ... Map of Tennessee highlighting the Cleveland metropolitan area. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,146 km² (442 sq mi). 1,127 km² (435 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it is water. The total area is 1.65% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ...


Much of the terrain of eastern Polk County is mountainous, including Big Frog Mountain, constituting part of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Large tracts of Polk County are part of the Cherokee National Forest. The Ocoee River, site of whitewater slalom events in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympic Games, runs through Polk County and is vital to one of the county's major industries, whitewater rafting. The calmer Hiwassee River, a tributary of the Tennessee River which flows through northern Polk County, is also used for rafting and tubing. Big Frog Mountain is a mountain located in southeastern Tennessee in the Big Frog Wilderness, an area in the Cherokee National Forest. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Cherokee National Forest is a large National Forest operated by the U.S. Forest Service. ... The Toccoa River and Ocoee River are actually a single river that flows northwestward through the southern Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States. ... Whitewater Slalom is a competitive sport where the aim is to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible. ... (Redirected from 1996 Summer Olympic Games) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ... Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other body of water. ...


Adjacent Counties

Monroe County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Fannin County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Murray County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Bradley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... McMinn County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,050 people, 6,448 households, and 4,752 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (37/sq mi). There were 7,369 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.35% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 6,448 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.89. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $29,643, and the median income for a family was $36,370. Males had a median income of $27,703 versus $21,010 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,025. About 9.70% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 18.40% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Benton is a town located in Polk County, Tennessee. ... Copperhill is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. ... Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. ...

External links

Coordinates: 35°08′N 84°31′W / 35.13, -84.52 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Polk County, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,643, and the median income for a family was $36,370.
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