Roane County, Tennessee

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Roane County is a county of the U.S. state of Tennessee (TN), United States. Its population was 51,910 at the 2000 United States census. Its county seat is at Kingston[1]. The U.S. Census Bureau treats Roane County as the Harriman, Tennessee, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN, Combined Statistical Area. Several movies have been filmed in Roane County, invcluding The Boys of Summerville, and October Sky.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,023 km²), of which 361 square miles (935 km²) is land and 34 square miles (88 km²) (8.61%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 51,910 people, 21,200 households, and 15,242 families residing in the county. The population density was 144 people per square mile (56/km²). There were 23,369 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.24% White, 2.71% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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