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Elvy E. Callaway claimed that near Bristol was the location of the Biblical Garden of Eden. He made this claim because the area is home to the world's only four-headed river system. It is also home to stands of gopher wood , which Noah is said to have used to constuct his ark.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 845 people, 326 households, and 235 families residing in the city. The population density is 200.2/km² (517.1/mi²). There are 393 housing units at an average density of 93.1/km² (240.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.22% White, 3.79% African American, 1.78% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.44% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 5.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 326 households out of which 30.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% are non-families. 25.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $31,607, and the median income for a family is $36,932. Males have a median income of $26,473 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,949. 19.8% of the population and 14.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.9% of those under the age of 18 and 15.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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