|Crockett County, Tennessee|
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
265 sq mi (688 km²)
265 sq mi (687 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), .08%
55/sq mi (21/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
- Gibson County (northeast)
- Madison County (southeast)
- Haywood County (south)
- Lauderdale County (west)
- Dyer County (northwest)
Crockett County was formed in 1871 from portions of Haywood, Madison, Dyer and Gibson counties. It is named in honor of David Crockett (1786-1836), frontier humorist, soldier, Tennessee state legislator and U.S. congressman, and defender of the Alamo.
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,532 people, 5,632 households, and 4,066 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 6,138 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.96% White, 14.37% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 5.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,632 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% 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 3.01.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% 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 90.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,015, and the median income for a family was $36,713. Males had a median income of $27,436 versus $21,073 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,600. About 13.20% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.
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