Latest Data (2016)
Population 186,239
Nationwide Rank 129

Quick Facts

Knoxville, Tennessee is the 129th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Knoxville, Tennessee is a city.

Knoxville, Tennessee is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Knoxville had its largest population ever.

Knoxville, Tennessee's growth is below average. 74% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Knoxville, Tennessee Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
119 Columbus, Georgia 197,485 5.8%
120 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 197,081 1.0%
121 Grand Rapids, Michigan 196,445 -0.7%
122 Shreveport, Louisiana 194,920 -2.8%
123 Salt Lake City, Utah 193,744 6.5%
124 Huntsville, Alabama 193,079 20.6%
125 Mobile, Alabama 192,904 -2.9%
126 Tallahassee, Florida 190,894 24.7%
127 Grand Prairie, Texas 190,682 48.8%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 188,966 24.5%
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 186,239 5.6%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 185,132 107.6%
131 Worcester, Massachusetts 184,508 6.9%
132 Brownsville, Texas 183,823 28.2%
133 Tempe, Arizona 182,498 14.8%
134 Santa Clarita, California 181,972 16.9%
135 Newport News, Virginia 181,825 0.8%
136 Cape Coral, Florida 179,804 73.9%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 179,219 3.0%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 178,752 4.4%
139 Chattanooga, Tennessee 177,571 13.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Tennessee

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
129 Knoxville 186,239 5.6%
139 Chattanooga 177,571 13.2%
173 Clarksville 150,287 44.5%
205 Murfreesboro 131,947 86.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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