This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.

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

434 sq mi (1,125 km²)
429 sq mi (1,111 km²)
6 sq mi (15 km²), 1.29%
 - (2000)
 - Density

112/sq mi (43/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Coffee County is a county located in south-central portion of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is one of the counties of Middle Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 48,014. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 50,869 [1]. Its county seat is Manchester6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,125 km² (434 sq mi). 1,111 km² (429 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.29%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]

Major highways[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,014 people, 18,885 households, and 13,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 43/km² (112/sq mi).

Age pyramid Coffee County[1]

There were 20,746 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (48/sq mi). 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.


The Bonnaroo Music Festival has been held annually in the county since 2002. It has been well received by the locals who tend to overlook the extreme traffic problems it brings. It also appears to have been happily embraced by the county authorities as a source of tourist revenue.

The Bonnaroo Music Festival has actually been well-received by the Coffee County community, despite a smattering of negative press - mainly originating from regional, not local newspapers. WMSR 1320 AM, Fantasy Radio 101.5 FM, and The Saturday Independent newspaper in Coffee County have all received an overwhelmingly positive response from local citizens about the music festival and most of its guests.vfdsfdsfdf Local media personalities Chip Ramsey, Lucky Knott, and Scott Vaughn have all worked behind the scenes to avert potential local taxes on the festival that may have made the area less economically viable for Bonnaroo. The community expects to welcome the festival back for years to come.

Cities and towns[]


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links[]

Coordinates: 35°29′N 86°04′W / 35.49, -86.07

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Coffee County, Tennessee. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.