Pickett County

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Pickett County, Tennessee

1 Courthouse Sq Suite 201
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: (931) 864-3879
Fax: (931) 864-7885
www.dalehollow.com/government.htm

In east-central TN, northwest of Oak Ridge; organized Feb 27, 1879 from Fentress and Overton counties. Name Origin: For H.L. Pickett, a TN legislator instrumental in forming the county

Area (sq mi):: 174.58 (land 162.92; water 11.66) Population per square mile: 29.60
Population 2005: 4,821 State rank: 95 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.50%; 1990-2000 8.70% Population 2000: 4,945 (White 98.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 41.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,681; median household $24,673; Population below poverty level: 15.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,494-$17,563
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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ABSTRACT-A 31-km-long reach of the Wolf River, from near the town of Pall Mall, Fentress County, to the backwaters of Dale Hollow Lake, Pickett County, Tennessee was surveyed by snorkeling and wading using visual and tactile methods.