Overton County

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Overton County, Tennessee

317 University St Courthouse Annex Suite 22
Livingston, TN 38570
Phone: (931) 823-2631
Fax: (931) 823-7036

In north-central TN, northwest of Oak Ridge; organized Sep 11, 1806 from Jackson County and Indian lands. Name Origin: For John Overton (1766-1833), founder (with Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845) of Memphis, TN (1819); judge in the TN superior and supreme courts (1804-16)

Area (sq mi):: 434.82 (land 433.38; water 1.43) Population per square mile: 47.40
Population 2005: 20,523 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 14.10% Population 2000: 20,118 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,910; median household $26,915; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,372-$20,593
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 26.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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