Bledsoe County

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Bledsoe County, Tennessee

104 N Frazier St
Pikeville, TN 37367
Phone: (423) 447-6855
Fax: (423) 447-7265

In east-central TN, north of Chattanooga; organized Nov 30, 1807 from Roane County and Indian lands. Name Origin: For either Anthony Bledsoe (1733-88), member of the VA legislature, active in establishing TN as a state; or for Maj. Abraham Bledsoe, an officer in the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 406.71 (land 406.32; water 0.40) Population per square mile: 31.80
Population 2005: 12,928 State rank: 81 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 27.90% Population 2000: 12,367 (White 93.70%; Black or African American 3.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,889; median household $28,982; Population below poverty level: 18.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,743-$20,251
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.30% Median travel time to work: 33.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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