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Monroe County, Tennessee

Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 38,961. Its county seat is Madisonville6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,690 km² (653 mi²). 1,644 km² (635 mi²) of it is land and 46 km² (18 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.71% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 38,961 people, 15,329 households, and 11,236 families residing in the county. The population density is 24/km² (61/mi²). There are 17,287 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (27/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.87% White, 2.27% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,329 households out of which 32.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% are non-families. 23.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,337, and the median income for a family is $34,902. Males have a median income of $29,621 versus $21,064 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,951. 15.50% of the population and 12.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.40% are under the age of 18 and 17.70% are 65 or older.

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