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Lake County, Tennessee

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 7,954. Its county seat is Tiptonville6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502 km² (194 mi²). 423 km² (163 mi²) of it is land and 79 km² (30 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 15.68% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 7,954 people, 2,410 households, and 1,614 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km² (49/mi²). There are 2,716 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 66.63% White, 31.19% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 151.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 163.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $21,995, and the median income for a family is $30,339. Males have a median income of $25,082 versus $18,700 for females. The per capita income for the county is $10,794. 23.60% of the population and 19.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 35.10% are under the age of 18 and 25.10% are 65 or older.

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