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Union County, Tennessee
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 17,808 people, 6,742 households, and 5,191 families residing in the county. The population density is 31/km² (80/mi²). There are 7,916 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (35/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,742 households out of which 35.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% are non-families. 19.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $27,335, and the median income for a family is $31,843. Males have a median income of $26,436 versus $18,665 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,375. 19.60% of the population and 16.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.10% of those under the age of 18 and 27.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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