What does this measure?
The total number of people living in a geographic area.
Why is this important?
Changes in total population can indicate the overall health of a community and its ability to attract and retain residents.
How is our region performing?
In 2010, there were just over 938,000 people living in the 9-county Knoxville region. From 2000 to 2010, the total population of the region grew 14%, compared to growth of about 12% in the state and 10% in the nation. Knox County was the most populous county in the region in 2010, with about 432,000 residents, slightly less than half of the region wide total. Second largest was Blount with 123,000 residents. Sevier had 90,000 residents, Anderson 75,000, Roane 54,000, Jefferson 51,000, Loudon 48,500, Monroe 44,500, and Union had about 19,000. All counties experienced population growth over the decade, but Sevier grew by the most (26%) and Roane by the least (4%).
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