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Hawkins County, Tennessee
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 53,563 people, 21,936 households, and 15,925 families residing in the county. The population density is 42/km² (110/mi²). There are 24,416 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (50/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.24% White, 1.55% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 21,936 households out of which 31.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% are married couples living together, 9.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% are non-families. 24.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,300, and the median income for a family is $37,557. Males have a median income of $30,959 versus $22,082 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,073. 15.80% of the population and 12.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.40% of those under the age of 18 and 17.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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