Bledsoe County is located in east-central Tennessee. The County Seat is Pikeville and the largest city is Pikeville. The Official Web Site is located at http://bledsoetn.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,931 and the 2010 census population was 12,869. The land area is 406.43 square miles and there are 31.7 persons per square mile.
94.1% of the population is White, 4% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 75.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $106,100, there are 4,556 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,747, the median household income is $33,443, and 22.4% of the persons in Bledsoe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,082. Retail sales (in $1000) were $30,486, and sales per capita were $2,335. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.4%.
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