Lake County, Tennessee


Lake County, Tennessee

Infobox U.S. County
county = Lake County
state = Tennessee


seallink =
founded = 1870
seat = Tiptonville
largest city = Tiptonville
area_total_sq_mi = 194
area_total_km2 = 502
area_land_sq_mi = 163
area_land_km2 = 423
area_water_sq_mi = 30
area_water_km2 = 79
area percentage = 15.68%
census yr = 2000
pop = 7954
density_sq_mi = 49
density_km2 = 19
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset= -5
footnotes =
web = |

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 7,954. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 7,538 [http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2005-01-47.xls] . Its county seat is TiptonvilleGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 194 square miles (502 km²), of which, 163 square miles (423 km²) of it is land and 30 square miles (79 km²) of it (15.68%) is water.

Parks and recreation

*Reelfoot Lake State Park

Adjacent counties

*Fulton County, Kentucky (north)
*Obion County (east)
*Dyer County (south)
*Pemiscot County, Missouri (west)
*New Madrid County, Missouri (northwest)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,954 people, 2,410 households, and 1,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 2,716 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.63% White, 31.19% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,410 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 17.70% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 151.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 163.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,995, and the median income for a family was $30,339. Males had a median income of $25,082 versus $18,700 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,794. About 19.90% of families and 23.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.10% of those under age 18 and 25.10% of those age 65 or over.

Media

Radio Stations
*WWKF-FM 99.3 - "Today's Best Music with Ace & TJ in the Morning"
*WENK-AM 1240 - "The Greatest Hits of All Time"
*WTPR-AM 710 - "The Greatest Hits of All Time"

Newspaper
* The Lake County Banner www.lakecountybanner.com

Cities and towns

*Ridgely
*Tiptonville

References

External links

*dmoz|Regional/North_America/United_States/Tennessee/Counties/Lake/|Lake County


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