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Marion County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Marion 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 Jasper
Largest city South Pittsburg
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

512 sq mi (1,327 km²)
498 sq mi (1,291 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 2.72%
 - (2000)
 - Density

56/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 27,776. Its county seat is Jasper6.

Marion County is part of the Chattanooga.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,327 km² (512 sq mi). 1,291 km² (498 sq mi) of it is land and 36 km² (14 sq mi) of it (2.72%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,776 people, 11,037 households, and 8,134 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (56/sq mi). There were 12,140 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.33% White, 4.14% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Marion County[1]

There were 11,037 households out of which 31.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,419, and the median income for a family was $36,351. Males had a median income of $30,236 versus $21,778 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,419. About 10.80% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.00% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links[]

Coordinates: 35°08′N 85°37′W / 35.13, -85.61

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