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Blount County, Tennessee

Blount County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 105,823. Its county seat is Maryville6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,468 km² (567 mi²). 1,447 km² (559 mi²) of it is land and 21 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.43% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 105,823 people, 42,667 households, and 30,634 families residing in the county. The population density is 73/km² (190/mi²). There are 47,059 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (84/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.73% White, 2.91% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 42,667 households out of which 30.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 24.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $37,862, and the median income for a family is $45,038. Males have a median income of $31,877 versus $23,007 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,416. 9.70% of the population and 7.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.30% are under the age of 18 and 9.10% are 65 or older.

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