Bulls Gap, Tennessee

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Bulls Gap is a town in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 714 at the 2000 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (TN)Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

Legendary country comedian Archie Campbell was a native of Bulls Gap. Campbell referred to the town in many of his classic comedy routines. His house has been preserved as a museum and tourist attraction, and U.S. Highway 11 through Bulls Gap was renamed "Archie Campbell Highway" following his death in 1987. Every Labor Day weekend the town has an annual three-day celebration honoring Campbell with a car show, food and live music.

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Geography

Bulls Gap is located at 36°15′33″N 83°4′46″W / 36.25917°N 83.07944°W / 36.25917; -83.07944 (36.259094, -83.079507)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 714 people, 319 households, and 210 families residing in the town. The population density was 570.6 people per square mile (220.5/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 278.1/sq mi (107.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.02% White, 0.70% African American, and 0.28% from two or more races.

There were 319 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.81.

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