Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Bledsoe County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1807
Seat Pikeville
Largest city Pikeville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

407 sq mi (1,053 km²)
406 sq mi (1,052 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), .1%
 - (2000)
 - Density

30/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Bledsoe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 12,367. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 12,928 [1]. Its county seat is Pikeville6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,053 km² (407 sq mi). 1,052 km² (406 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


Age pyramid Bledsoe County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,367 people, 4,430 households, and 3,313 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 5,142 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.44% White, 3.70% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,430 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 121.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,982, and the median income for a family was $34,593. Males had a median income of $26,648 versus $20,639 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,889. About 14.90% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 23.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

See also[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links[]

Bledsoe County at the Open Directory Project

Coordinates: 35°36′N 85°13′W / 35.60, -85.21

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