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Tiptonville, Tennessee

Tiptonville is a town located in Lake County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,439. It is the county seat of Lake County6.


\nTiptonville is located at 36°22'39" North, 89°28'34" West (36.377610, -89.476022)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,439 people, 918 households, and 570 families residing in the town. The population density is 658.5/km² (1,704.0/mi²). There are 992 housing units at an average density of 267.8/km² (693.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 62.57% White, 36.16% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 918 households out of which 26.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% are married couples living together, 19.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% are non-families. 35.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.87. In the town the population is spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.9 males. The median income for a household in the town is $19,475, and the median income for a family is $24,929. Males have a median income of $25,089 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,843. 26.5% of the population and 21.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 43.0% are under the age of 18 and 28.7% are 65 or older. Tiptonville is the birthplace of music pioneer, Carl Perkins.