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Union County, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Union 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 Maynardville
Largest city Plainview
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

247 sq mi (640 km²)
224 sq mi (579 km²)
24 sq mi (61 km²), 9.54%
 - (2000)
 - Density

80/sq mi (31/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Union County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its population was 17,808 at the United States Census. Its county seat is at Maynardville6. It is included in the "Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area".


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 640 km² (247 sq mi). 579 km² (224 sq mi) of it is land and 61 km² (24 sq mi) of it (9.54%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,808 people, 6,742 households, and 5,191 families residing in the county. The population density was 31/km² (80/sq mi). There were 7,916 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (35/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.46% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid Union County[1]

There were 6,742 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,335, and the median income for a family was $31,843. Males had a median income of $26,436 versus $18,665 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,375. About 16.80% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 27.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Known citizens[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

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Coordinates: 36°17′N 83°50′W / 36.28, -83.84

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