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Coffee County, Tennessee
Coffee County is a county located in south-central portion of the state of Tennessee. It is one of the counties of Middle Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 48,014. Its county seat is Manchester6.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 48,014 people, 18,885 households, and 13,597 families residing in the county. The population density is 43/km² (112/mi²). There are 20,746 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (48/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.43% White, 3.59% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 18,885 households out of which 32.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,898, and the median income for a family is $40,228. Males have a median income of $32,732 versus $21,014 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,137. 14.30% of the population and 10.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.80% of those under the age of 18 and 15.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
The Bonnaroo Music Festival has been held annually in the county since 2002. It has been much criticized by the locals for the extreme traffic problems it brings, as well as evidence of drug abuse (there were two deaths in 2004). Nevertheless, it appears to have been somewhat grudgingly embraced by the county authorities as a source of tourist revenue.
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