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Claiborne County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Claiborne County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded October 29, 1801
Seat Tazewell
Largest city Harrogate
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

442 sq mi (1,144 km²)
434 sq mi (1,125 km²)
7 sq mi (19 km²), 1.65%
 - (2000)
 - Density

69/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Claiborne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 29,862. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 31,033 [1]. Its county seat is Tazewell6.

The county is named after William C. C. Claiborne.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,144 km² (442 sq mi). 1,125 km² (434 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.65%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 29,862 people, 11,799 households, and 8,684 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (69/sq mi). There were 13,262 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.79% White, 0.75% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Claiborne County[1]

There were 11,799 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,782, and the median income for a family was $31,234. Males had a median income of $26,280 versus $19,951 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,032. About 18.40% of families and 22.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.70% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links[]

Coordinates: 36°29′N 83°40′W / 36.48, -83.66

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