Pickett County, Tennessee
|Pickett County, Tennessee|
Pickett County Courthouse in Byrdstown
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Howard L. Pickett, state legislator|
175 sq mi (453 km²)
163 sq mi (422 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 6.68%
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Pickett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,077. It has the smallest population of any county in Tennessee, according to the 2010 census. Its county seat is Byrdstown.
The city of Byrdstown and the Kentucky town of Albany, 11 miles (18 km) to the northeast, are positioned between two Army Corps of Engineers lakes: Dale Hollow Lake, mainly in Tennessee, and Lake Cumberland, in Kentucky. The area is known as "Twin Lakes" and Byrdstown is noted as "The Gateway To Dale Hollow Lake". Every year thousands of people vacation at the many resorts situated along the lakes.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 175 square miles (450 km2), of which 163 square miles (420 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (6.68%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Wayne County, Kentucky (northeast)
- Scott County (east)
- Fentress County (southeast)
- Overton County (southwest)
- Clay County (west)
- Clinton County, Kentucky (north)
National protected area 
- Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (very small part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,945 people, 2,091 households, and 1,461 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 2,956 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.15% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,091 households, out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,673, and the median income for a family was $31,355. Males had a median income of $22,367 versus $17,173 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,681. About 12.00% of families and 15.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 20.00% of those age 65 or over.
Unincorporated communities 
See also 
- Anne-Leslie Owens, "Pickett County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 18 March 2013.
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "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.
- Pickett County Chamber of Commerce
- Pickett County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
- Pickett County at the Open Directory Project
||Wayne County, Kentucky and Clinton County, Kentucky|
|Clay County||Scott County|
|Overton County||Fentress County|