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Population Data

Population Estimates Program

1980-Present (Annual)

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program shows the NUMBER of people who live in an area. Use this source if you need yearly official estimates of total population.

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American Community Survey

2006-Present (Annual)

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey shows HOW people live in an area. Use this source if you need yearly detailed information on demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics.

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Census of Population and Housing

1980, 1990, 2000, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial Census of Population and Housing shows the NUMBER of people who live in an area and HOW people live in an area. Use this source if you need detailed information on demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics.

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Historical Population

1900-2010 (Ten-Year Intervals)

Population totals for selected Tennessee areas are reported from the U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial censuses, 1900 to 2010. Use this source if you need total population counts covering a long period of time.

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Population Projections

2010-2064 (Annual)

The University of Tennessee's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research prepared population projections for Tennessee counties for a 54-year time horizon. Use this source if you need future population counts by gender, age, and race.

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Population-Related Reports

Planning’s Information Services Division periodically prepares short, descriptive reports specific to selected demographic topics. The collection is extensive and available in printed form from the Knoxville-Knox County Planning library. Recent publications are available for online review and download.

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