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Lewis County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Lewis County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Hohenwald
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

282 sq mi (730 km²)
282 sq mi (730 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.13%
 - (2000)
 - Density

41/sq mi (16/km²)

Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 11,367. Its county seat is Hohenwald6. Lewis County is named for explorer Meriwether Lewis who died and was buried at Grinder's Stand in 1809. Lewis's grave is located at the geographic center of the county.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 732 km² (282 sq mi). 731 km² (282 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.13%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,367 people, 4,381 households, and 3,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (40/sq mi). There were 4,821 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.07% White, 1.45% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Lewis County[1]

There were 4,381 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,444, and the median income for a family was $35,972. Males had a median income of $27,060 versus $19,847 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,664. About 10.30% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links[]

Coordinates: 35°31′N 87°29′W / 35.52, -87.49

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