Lincoln County (Tennessee)

Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Tennessee in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Fayetteville.


The County is located in southern Tennessee, bordering Alabama and has an area of 1478 square kilometers, of which 1 square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Bedford County, Moore County, Franklin County, Madison County ( Alabama), Limestone County ( Alabama), Giles County and Marshall County.


Lincoln County was formed on November 14, 1809 from parts of Bedford County. It was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War we played the leading role in the Battle of Yorktown.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000, lived in Lincoln County 31,340 people in 12,503 households and 9,077 families. The population density was 21 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 90.26 percent White, 7.35 percent African American, 0.49 percent Native American, 0.32 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.34 percent from other races groups; 1.19 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.02 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 12,503 households out of which 31.6 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.2 percent were married couples living together, 10.9 percent were single mothers and 27.4 percent were non-families. 24.6 percent of all households and 11.6 percent lived in persons aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average household size was 2.93 people.

23.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 8.0 percent between 18 to 24, 27.7 percent between 25 and 44, 24.9 percent between 45 and 64 and 15.6 percent were older than 65, the average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males statistically every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household was $ 33,434, and the median income for a family was $ 41,211. Males had a median income of $ 30,917, women $ 21,722. The per capita income was $ 18,837. 10.0 percent of families and 13.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.