Latest Data (2017)
Population 187,347
Nationwide Rank 131

Quick Facts

Knoxville, Tennessee is the 131st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Knoxville, Tennessee is a city.

Knoxville, Tennessee is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Knoxville had its largest population ever.

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

Knoxville, Tennessee Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
121 Akron, Ohio 197,846 -8.7%
122 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 197,166 1.0%
123 Huntsville, Alabama 194,585 21.5%
124 Columbus, Georgia 194,058 4.0%
125 Grand Prairie, Texas 193,837 51.3%
126 Shreveport, Louisiana 192,036 -4.2%
127 Overland Park, Kansas 191,278 26.0%
128 Tallahassee, Florida 191,049 24.8%
129 Mobile, Alabama 190,265 -4.2%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 189,344 112.3%
131 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,347 6.2%
132 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,677 7.6%
133 Tempe, Arizona 185,038 16.4%
134 Cape Coral, Florida 183,365 77.4%
135 Brownsville, Texas 183,299 27.8%
136 McKinney, Texas 181,330 223.8%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 180,393 3.7%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 180,072 5.2%
139 Newport News, Virginia 179,388 -0.4%
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 179,139 14.2%
141 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,452 37.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Tennessee

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
131 Knoxville 187,347 6.2%
140 Chattanooga 179,139 14.2%
169 Clarksville 153,205 47.3%
194 Murfreesboro 136,372 92.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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