Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S.
state of Tennessee.
, the population was 31,340. Its county seat is Fayetteville .
It is named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln
, an officer in the
Lincoln County Process, used
in the distillation of Tennessee
whiskey, is named for this county, as Jack Daniel's distillery was originally located here.
subsequent redrawing of county lines resulted in the establishment
of adjacent Moore County, where it is now located, so no current Lincoln
County business uses its namesake process.
The governing body of Lincoln County is the Lincoln County
Commission, which is divided into eight districts and 24
commissioners, three from each district. The body is chaired by the
County Executive. The government center of Lincoln County is the
Lincoln County Courthouse in Fayetteville.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 31,340
people, 12,503 households, and 9,077 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 13,999 housing
units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The
racial makeup of the county was 90.26% White
, 7.35% Black
or African American
, 0.49% Native American
, 0.32% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 0.34% from
, and 1.19%
from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
Age pyramid Lincoln County
There were 12,503 households out of which 31.60% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples
living together, 10.90% had a
female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were
non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals
and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or
older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family
size was 2.93.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the
age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from
45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,434, and
the median income for a family was $41,211. Males had a median
income of $30,917 versus $21,722 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$18,837. About 10.00% of families and 13.60% of the population were
below the poverty line
16.80% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 571 square
), of which,
570 square miles (1,477 km²) of it is land and
0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.07%) is water.
Cities and towns
- Jack and June Towry, Lincoln County, in the Tennessee
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