Loretto, Tennessee

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Loretto is a city in Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,665 at the 2000 census.



Loretto is located at 35°4′42″N 87°26′20″W / 35.07833°N 87.43889°W / 35.07833; -87.43889 (35.078401, -87.439023)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.27% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,665 people, 681 households, and 486 families residing in the city. The population density was 442.3 people per square mile (171.0/km²). There were 735 housing units at an average density of 195.3/sq mi (75.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.14% White, 0.60% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 681 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,528, and the median income for a family was $35,952. Males had a median income of $29,940 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,195. About 9.5% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

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