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Bruceton, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Carroll
Incorporated 1925
Named for W.P. Bruce
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
472 ft (144 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,478
 • Density 778/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38317
Area code(s) 456
FIPS code 47-08960
GNIS feature ID 1305469

Bruceton is a town in Carroll County, Tennessee. The population was 1,478 in the 2010 census.

Bruceton and neighboring town Hollow Rock share a school district the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,112
1940 1,003 −9.8%
1950 1,204 20.0%
1960 1,158 −3.8%
1970 1,450 25.2%
1980 1,579 8.9%
1990 1,586 0.4%
2000 1,554 −2.0%
2010 1,478 −4.9%
Est. 2015 1,434 −3.0%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1554 people and 640 households in the town. The population density was 800.4 inhabitants per square mile (309.0/km2). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 361.6/sq mi (139.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.14% White, 4.36% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 640 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 82.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,409, and the median income for a family was $36,176. Males had a median income of $31,146 versus $19,323 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,711. About 17.4% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

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