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Anderson County, Tennessee

Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 71,330. Its county seat is Clinton6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 893 km² (345 mi²). 874 km² (338 mi²) of it is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.12% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 71,330 people, 29,780 households, and 20,518 families residing in the county. The population density is 82/km² (211/mi²). There are 32,451 housing units at an average density of 37/km² (96/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.36% White, 3.88% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 29,780 households out of which 29.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% are married couples living together, 11.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% are non-families. 27.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,483, and the median income for a family is $42,584. Males have a median income of $33,710 versus $23,467 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,009. 13.10% of the population and 10.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.40% are under the age of 18 and 8.80% are 65 or older.

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