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Perry County, Tennessee

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 7,631. Its county seat is Linden6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,095 km² (423 mi²). 1,075 km² (415 mi²) of it is land and 21 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.89% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 7,631 people, 3,023 households, and 2,164 families residing in the county. The population density is 7/km² (18/mi²). There are 4,115 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.55% White, 1.70% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,023 households out of which 30.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% are non-families. 25.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,061, and the median income for a family is $34,792. Males have a median income of $26,626 versus $21,053 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,969. 15.40% of the population and 12.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.00% are under the age of 18 and 19.60% are 65 or older.

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