Lynchburg, Tennessee

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Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is governed by a consolidated city-county government unit whose boundaries coincide with those of Moore County. Lynchburg is best known as the location of the Jack Daniel's distillery, whose famous whiskey is marketed world-wide as the product of a city with only one traffic light. Despite the operational distillery, Lynchburg's home county of Moore is a dry county. The population was 5,740 at the 2000 census.

Lynchburg is part of the Tullahoma, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Lynchburg is located at 35°17′3″N 86°21′27″W / 35.28417°N 86.3575°W / 35.28417; -86.3575.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 130.4 square miles (337.7 km²), of which, 129.2 square miles (334.6 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it (0.93%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,740 people, 2,211 households, and 1,686 families residing in Lynchburg-Moore County. The population density was 44.4 people per square mile (17.2/km²). There were 2,515 housing units at an average density of 19.5/sq mi (7.5/km²). The racial makeup was 95.84% White, 2.72% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 2,211 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

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