Latest Data (2015)
Population 185,291
Nationwide Rank 129

Quick Facts

Knoxville, Tennessee is the 129th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Knoxville, Tennessee is a city.

Knoxville, Tennessee is as large as it has ever been. In 2015 Knoxville had its largest population ever.

Knoxville, Tennessee's growth is below average. 76% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Knoxville, Tennessee Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
123 Mobile, Alabama -2.2%
124 Salt Lake City, Utah 5.9%
125 Huntsville, Alabama 19.0%
126 Tallahassee, Florida 24.1%
127 Grand Prairie, Texas 46.6%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 22.9%
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 5.1%
130 Worcester, Massachusetts 7.1%
131 Brownsville, Texas 28.2%
132 Newport News, Virginia 1.1%
133 Santa Clarita, California 17.1%
134 Port St. Lucie, Florida 101.1%
135 Providence, Rhode Island 3.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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