McMinn County

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McMinn County, Tennessee

5 S Hill St Suite A
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-4440
Fax: (423) 744-1657
www.mcminnco.org

In southeastern TN, northeast of Chattanooga; organized Nov 13, 1819 from Cherokee Indian lands. Name Origin: For Joseph McMinn (1785-1824), governor of TN (1817-21), known as "the Quaker governor."

Area (sq mi):: 432.22 (land 430.28; water 1.94) Population per square mile: 119.30
Population 2005: 51,327 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 15.60% Population 2000: 49,015 (White 91.90%; Black or African American 4.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,725; median household $31,919; Population below poverty level: 14.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,520-$21,800
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 23.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Athens County seat (13,719)

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