What is the current population of Knoxville?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Knoxville is 187,603. Knoxville, Tennessee is the 134th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Knoxville?

The current population of Knoxville (187,603) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Knoxville growing?

Knoxville has grown 6.4% since the 2000. Knoxville, Tennessee's growth is below average. 71% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What county is Knoxville, Tennessee in?

Knoxville is located entirely in Knox County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 187,603 134
2018 187,500 135
2017 187,347 131
2016 186,239 129
2015 185,291 129
2014 184,281 129
2013 183,270 128
2012 182,200 128
2011 180,813 128
2010 178,874 129
2009 185,100 125
2008 184,704 125
2007 183,486 124
2006 181,876 124
2005 180,140 123
2004 178,124 123
2003 177,595 123
2002 177,093 120
2001 177,193 120
2000 176,273 119
1990 173,186 101
1980 175,030 77
1970 174,587 75
1950 124,769 84
1940 111,580 77
1930 105,802 81
1920 77,818 88

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
124 Aurora, Illinois 197,757 36.8%
125 Akron, Ohio 197,597 -8.8%
126 Little Rock, Arkansas 197,312 7.6%
127 Tempe, Arizona 195,805 23.2%
128 Columbus, Georgia 195,769 4.9%
129 Overland Park, Kansas 195,494 28.8%
130 Grand Prairie, Texas 194,543 51.8%
131 Tallahassee, Florida 194,500 27.1%
132 Cape Coral, Florida 194,495 88.2%
133 Mobile, Alabama 188,720 -5.0%
134 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,603 6.4%
135 Shreveport, Louisiana 187,112 -6.7%
136 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,428 7.4%
137 Ontario, California 185,010 16.6%
138 Vancouver, Washington 184,463 25.8%
139 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 183,793 46.3%
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 182,799 16.6%
141 Brownsville, Texas 182,781 27.4%
142 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 182,437 6.6%
143 Providence, Rhode Island 179,883 3.4%
144 Newport News, Virginia 179,225 -0.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Tennessee

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
134 Knoxville 187,603 6.4%
140 Chattanooga 182,799 16.6%
161 Clarksville 158,146 52.1%
178 Murfreesboro 146,900 107.3%

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