Sequatchie County, Tennessee

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Sequatchie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 11,370. Its county seat is Dunlap[1].

Sequatchie County is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (689 km²), of which 266 square miles (689 km²) is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) (0.07%) is water.

The Sequatchie River bisects Sequatchie County as it flows from northeast to southwest down a remarkably straight valley. The Sequatchie Valley is a breached anticline, related to the mountain building that formed the Great Smoky Mountains further to the east and the Valley and Ridge topography of most of East Tennessee. The land west of the Sequatchie Valley is known as the Cumberland Plateau and the land to the east of the Sequatchie Valley is known as Walden Ridge.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,370 people, 4,463 households, and 3,311 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 4,916 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.66% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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