Anderson County (Tennessee)

The Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. In the census in 2010, the County had 75 129 inhabitants and a population density of 86 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Clinton that after George Clinton, former New York governor and second vice president of the United States, was named.

The County is part of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, the metropolitan area around the town of Knoxville.


The County is located in the central northeastern Tennessee and is located about 60 km in the north of Kentucky and the western tip of Virginia removed. It has an area of 893 square kilometers, of which 19 square kilometers are water surface.

The county is drained by the Clinch River, which belongs on the Tennessee River and the Ohio to the basin of the Mississippi. To the northeast of the county is the Norris Lake formed by the Norris Dam one of the many dams along the Clinch River, which had been built by the Tennessee Valley Authority for power generation.

At the Anderson County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Anderson County was formed on November 6, 1801 from former parts of Grainger County and Knox County. It was named after Joseph Anderson (1757-1837), an officer in the Revolutionary War, later judges in the South West - Territory (1791-1797), U.S. - Senator from Tennessee (1797-1815) and the first controller in the U.S. - Ministry of Finance (1815 - 1836).


According to the census in 2010 lived in Anderson County 75 129 people in 30,851 households. The population density was 86 people per square kilometer. In the 30,851 households lived statistically 2.35 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 91.9 percent white, 3.8 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 1.1 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.9 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 2.4 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

21.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 17.4 percent were 65 years or older. 51.7 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 43,645. The per capita income was $ 23,260. 17.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Anderson County


  • Clinton
  • Lake City2
  • Norris
  • Oak Ridge1


  • Oliver Springs3

Census-designated place (CDP )

  • Andersonville

Other Unincorporated communities

  • Briceville
  • Buffalo
  • Claxton
  • Devonia
  • Fork Mountain
  • Frater Ville
  • Heiskell4
  • Marlow

1 - partially in Roane County 2 - partially in Campbell County 3 - partially in Morgan and Roane County 4 - partly in Knox County


The Anderson County is divided into eight, numbered districts: