Moore County, Tennessee
|Moore County, Tennessee|
Moore County Courthouse in Lynchburg, Tennessee
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||William Moore, state legislator|
130 sq mi (338 km²)
129 sq mi (335 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), .93%
44/sq mi (17/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Moore County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,362. It forms a consolidated city-county government with its county seat of Lynchburg. With 130 square miles (340 km2), it is the second-smallest county in Tennessee, behind only Trousdale.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 130 square miles (340 km2), of which 129 square miles (330 km2) is land and 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) (0.93%) is water.
- Coffee County (northeast)
- Franklin County (southeast)
- Lincoln County (southwest)
- Bedford County (northwest)
|Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.|
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,362 people, 2,492 households, and 1,841 families residing in the county. There were 2,492 occupied housing units. The racial makeup of the county was 95.4% White, 2.3% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 1.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,492 households out of which 27% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, male or female. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 20, 14.8% from 20 to 34, 20.5% from 35 to 49, 22.1% from 50 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years.
Per 2000 Census data, the median income for a household in the county was $36,591, and the median income for a family was $41,484. Males had a median income of $31,559 versus $20,987 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,040. 9.6% of the population and 7.8% of families were below the poverty line. 11.7% are under the age of 18 and 12.1% are 65 or older.
Moore County is the location of the Jack Daniel's distillery, whose famous Tennessee whiskey is marketed world-wide. Despite the operational distillery, the county is a dry county. This status dates to the era of prohibition, and can be repealed only if at least 1,000 resident voters sign an appropriate petition.
Cities and towns
- Megan Dobbs Eades, "Moore County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 11 March 2013.
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Based on 2000 census data
- Moore County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
- Moore County at the Open Directory Project
||Bedford County||Coffee County|
|Lincoln County||Franklin County|