Hancock County, Tennessee

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Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 6,786. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 6,704.[1]. Its county seat is Sneedville[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 224 square miles (580.2 km2), of which 222 square miles (575.0 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.54%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,786 people, 2,769 households, and 1,938 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 3,280 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.91% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,769 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.91.

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