McKenzie, Tennessee

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McKenzie is a city at the tripoint of Carroll, Henry, and Weakley counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The population was 5,295 at the 2000 census.

It is home to Bethel University and the Tennessee Technology Center at McKenzie.

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Geography

McKenzie is located at 36°7′59″N 88°31′2″W / 36.13306°N 88.51722°W / 36.13306; -88.51722 (36.133189, -88.517189)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,295 people, 2,131 households, and 1,412 families residing in the city. The population density was 957.9 people per square mile (369.7/km²). There were 2,382 housing units at an average density of 430.9/sq mi (166.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.80% White, 14.24% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 2,131 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,319, and the median income for a family was $34,322. Males had a median income of $26,038 versus $19,090 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,723. About 10.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

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