La Follette, Tennessee

Infobox Settlement
official_name = La Follette, Tennessee
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of La Follette, Tennessee


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Tennessee
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Campbell

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area_total_km2 = 12.6
area_land_km2 = 12.6
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area_total_sq_mi = 4.9
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 7926
population_density_km2 = 627.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1624.7

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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latd = 36 |latm = 22 |lats = 30 |latNS = N
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 37766
area_code = 423
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La Follette is a city in Campbell County, Tennessee ,United States. Its population was 7,926 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the La Follette, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area which includes all of Campbell County and is a component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area. The city is named after its founders.

Located in eastern Tennessee, it is near Norris Lake (a part of the Norris Highlands region) and northwest of Knoxville on the Cumberland Plateau. La Follette is a former coal mining center. It is also the birth place noted musician Howard "Louie Blueie" Armstrong. The southern gospel/bluegrass family singing group, The Isaacs, are from La Follette.

History

Harvey and Grant LaFollette purchased 37,000 acres where the present community lies around 1890. They founded the LaFollette Coal, Iron and Railway Company in order to exploit mineral resources they had observed. Although the business failed during the 1920s, the community continued to grow.

The City of La Follette was incorporated in 1897.

Geography

La Follette is located at coor dms|36|22|30|N|84|7|39|W|city (36.375006, -84.127623)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²), all of it land. The elevation varies around the city, around convert|1150|ft|m in the valley areas to convert|1500|ft|m on ridge tops. The average elevation is around convert|1300|ft|m.

US Route 25W and State highways 9 and 63 run conjointly through the community. Interstate 75 is located to the west.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,926 people, 3,422 households, and 2,135 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,624.7 people per square mile (627.1/km²). There were 3,779 housing units at an average density of 774.6/sq mi (299.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.89% White, 0.54% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 3,422 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,370, and the median income for a family was $24,235. Males had a median income of $25,541 versus $18,835 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,355. About 28.3% of families and 33.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.7% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.lafollettepress.com/ LaFollette Press] newspaper
* [http://www.lafollettetn.gov/ Official web site]


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