County population in 2012: 7,690 (all rural); it was 7,954 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 681 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 619 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,447 Renter-occupied apartments: 970 (it was 963 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 163 sq. mi. Water area: 30.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 48 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Manufacturing (17.8%), Public administration (16.4%), Retail trade (12.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $517 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $362 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 26.3%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Black residents, 65.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 57.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $382 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Lake County: Bryants Camp (A), Darnall Landing (B), Reelfoot Landing (C), Rays Camp (D), Race Track (E), Mavity Landing (F), Lovells Boat Dock (G), Goochs Landing (H), Goochs Camp (I), Fritz Landing (J), Crenshaw Landing (K), Compromise Landing (L), Cherokee Landing (M), Cates Landing (N), Calhoun Boat Dock (O), Bessie Landing (P), Riley Landing (Q), Burrus Landing (R), Middle Landing (S), Powell Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Lake County include: Burnette Church (A), Cottonwood Grove Baptist Church (B), Cronanville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (C), Keefe Church (D), Madie Presbyterian Church (E), Mooring Church (F), Phillippy Baptist Church (G), Wynnburg Baptist Church (H), Wynnburg Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Horn Ridge Cemetery (1), Buckelew Cemetery (2), Burrus Cemetery (3), Mooring Cemetery (4), Ridgely Cemetery (5), New Haven Cemetery (6), Cronanville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and swamps: Katies Gourd (A), Gray Duck Hole (B), Coot Slough (C), Starve Pond (D), Reelfoot Lake (E), Reading House Slough (F), Tiptonville Chute (G), Staen Hole (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brown Creek (A), Toneys Chute (B), Black Bayou (C), Big Ronaldson Slough (D), Pawpaw Creek (E), Old Graveyard Slough (F), Rock Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 1409 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $276,280 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $209.88 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.11% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $221,652 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.30% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.94% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $320,380 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.44% Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.24 Corn for grain: 11245 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 8729 harvested acres Upland cotton: 10168 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 57995 harvested acres
Lake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 1.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Lake County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from the county center On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the county center On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the county center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from Lake County center On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the county center On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3321): May 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3321, Natural disaster type: Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1979): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1979, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, And Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: April 4, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1978): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1978, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to January 31, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1821): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1821, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1331): June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1167): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 14, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1057): June 14, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1057, Natural disaster type: Tornado
Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-459): March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Lake County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Births per 1000 population in Lake County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population in Lake County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lake County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,245 (963 aged, 282 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 857.180 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1397.860 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.19
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.24 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 26.37
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 4,357 (856 male householders, 577 female householders)
916 spouses, 1,444 children (1,327 natural, 32 adopted, 85 stepchildren), 236 grandchildren, 36 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 72 other relatives, 143 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 969 (351 male householders (292 living alone)), 486 female householders (435 living alone)), 132 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 2,506 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 652 2-persons, 356 3-persons, 245 4-persons, 113 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.
96.4% of residents of Lake County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $60,706,000 ($7929 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $3,815,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,202,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,961,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,371,000 Federal grants: $20,147,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,258,000 ($616,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,767,000 ($2,762,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $515,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $440,000 Federal Government insurance: $11,542,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
53 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +11
+1 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -247
-33 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lake County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 25
2000 to 2004: 68
1990 to 1999: 308
1980 to 1989: 362
1970 to 1979: 623
1960 to 1969: 323
1950 to 1959: 371
1940 to 1949: 377
1939 or earlier: 318
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Tennessee
59% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 6292
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County