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Coffee County, Tennessee
Map
Map of Tennessee highlighting Coffee County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the USA highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 8, 1836
Seat Manchester
Largest City Tullahoma
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

435 sq mi (1,127 km²)
429 sq mi (1,111 km²)
5.6 sq mi (15 km²), 1.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

52,796
123/sq mi (47/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: coffeecountytn.org
Named for: John Coffee

Coffee County is a county located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 52,796. Its county seat is Manchester.

Coffee County is part of the Tullahoma-Manchester, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Coffee County was formed in 1836 from parts of Bedford, Warren, and Franklin counties. It was named for John Coffee, an early European-American settler.

Century Farms

Coffee County has twelve Century Farms, the classification for farms that have been operating for more than 100 years. The oldest Century Farm is Shamrock Acres, founded in 1818. Other Century Farms include:

  • Beckman Farm
  • Brown Dairy Farm
  • Carden Ranch
  • Crouch-Ramsey Farm
  • Freeze Farm
  • The Homestead Farm
  • Jacobs Farm
  • Long Farm
  • Shamrock Acres
  • Sunrise View Farm
  • Thomas Farm, site of the Farrar Distillery

Geography

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State Route 127 near Hillsboro
Machine falls in Coffee County, TN
Machine Falls at Short Springs State Natural Area

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 435 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 429 square miles (1,110 km2) is land and 5.6 square miles (15 km2) (1.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

State protected areas

  • Arnold Engineering Development Complex Wildlife Management Area (jointly managed by TWRA and USAF)
  • Bark Camp Barrens Wildlife Management Area
  • Hickory Flats Wildlife Management Area
  • Maple Hill Wildlife Management Area
  • May Prairie State Natural Area
  • Normandy Wildlife Management Area (part)
  • Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
  • Short Springs State Natural Area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 8,184
1850 8,351 2.0%
1860 9,689 16.0%
1870 10,237 5.7%
1880 12,894 26.0%
1890 13,827 7.2%
1900 15,574 12.6%
1910 15,625 0.3%
1920 17,344 11.0%
1930 16,801 −3.1%
1940 18,959 12.8%
1950 23,049 21.6%
1960 28,603 24.1%
1970 32,572 13.9%
1980 38,311 17.6%
1990 40,339 5.3%
2000 48,014 19.0%
2010 52,796 10.0%
Est. 2015 54,277 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2014
USA Coffee County, Tennessee.csv age pyramid
Age pyramid Coffee County

As of the census of 2000, there were 48,014 people, 18,885 households, and 13,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 112 people per square mile (43/km²). There were 20,746 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.43% White, 3.59% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,885 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,898, and the median income for a family was $40,228. Males had a median income of $32,732 versus $21,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,137. About 10.90% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

Events

The Bonnaroo Music Festival has been held annually in the county since 2002.

Points of interest

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George Dickel Distillery
  • Arnold Engineering Development Center
  • George Dickel Tennessee whiskey distillery
  • Old Stone Fort — part of Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, just west of Manchester
  • Short Springs State Natural Area
  • Farrar Distillery – on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities


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