Pickett County, Tennessee

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Pickett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 4,945. It has the smallest population of any county in Tennessee according to the 2000 census. Its county seat is Byrdstown[1].

The city of Byrdstown is positioned between two man-made lakes: Dale Hollow and Lake Cumberland. The area is known as "Twin Lakes" and Byrdstown is noted as "The Gateway To Dale Hollow Lake". Every year thousands of people vacation at the many resorts situated along the lakes.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 175 square miles (452 km²), of which 163 square miles (422 km²) is land and 12 square miles (30 km²) (6.68%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,945 people, 2,091 households, and 1,461 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 2,956 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.15% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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