Lake County, Tennessee
|Lake County, Tennessee|
Lake County Courthouse in Tiptonville, Tennessee
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Reelfoot Lake|
194 sq mi (502 km²)
163 sq mi (423 km²)
30 sq mi (79 km²), 15.68%
49/sq mi (19/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 194 square miles (502.5 km2), of which 163 square miles (422.2 km2) is land and 30 square miles (77.7 km2) (15.68%) is water.
Parks and recreation 
Adjacent counties 
- Fulton County, Kentucky (north)
- Obion County (east)
- Dyer County (south)
- Pemiscot County, Missouri (west)
- New Madrid County, Missouri (northwest)
National protected areas 
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,954 people, 2,410 households, and 1,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 2,716 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.63% White, 31.19% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,410 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county, the population was spread out with 17.70% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 151.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 163.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $21,995, and the median income for a family was $30,339. Males had a median income of $25,082 versus $18,700 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,794. About 19.90% of families and 23.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.10% of those under age 18 and 25.10% of those age 65 or over.
- WTNV FM 97.3
- KMIS-AM 1050
Lake County has one of the most active Alumni Associations in the state of Tennessee which supports four alumni websites. Lake County High - [www.lchstnalumni.com] Tiptonville High - [www.tiptonvilletnalumni.com] Ridgely High - [www.ridgelytnalumni.com] Lincoln School - [www.lincolntnalumni.com] Association Sits -[ www.lakecountyalumni.com]
- The Lake County Banner www.lakecountybanner.com
Cities and towns 
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Lake County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
- Lake County at the Open Directory Project
||New Madrid County, Missouri||Fulton County, Kentucky|
|Pemiscot County, Missouri||Obion County|