White Pine, Tennessee

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White Pine is a town in Hamblen and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is part of the Morristown, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,997 at the 2000 census.


White Pine is located at 36°6′31″N 83°17′31″W / 36.10861°N 83.29194°W / 36.10861; -83.29194 (36.108500, -83.291869)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,997 people, 828 households, and 579 families residing in the town. The population density was 786.7 people per square mile (303.6/km²). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 349.0/sq mi (134.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.74% White, 0.90% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 2.20% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.

There were 828 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.90[citation needed].

In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,078, and the median income for a family was $31,464. Males had a median income of $26,944 versus $22,989 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,605. About 14.7% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.


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