Knoxville Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Knoxville metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Knoxville in 2022 is 771,000, a 1.98% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Knoxville in 2021 was 756,000, a 2.02% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Knoxville in 2020 was 741,000, a 2.35% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Knoxville in 2019 was 724,000, a 2.4% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,867,000
Los Angeles 12,488,000
Chicago 8,901,000
Houston 6,603,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,488,000
Miami 6,215,000
Atlanta 6,013,000
Philadelphia 5,756,000
Washington DC 5,434,000
Phoenix 4,652,000
Boston 4,327,000
Detroit 3,521,000
Seattle 3,489,000
San Francisco 3,318,000
San Diego 3,295,000
Minneapolis 2,967,000
Tampa 2,945,000
Denver 2,897,000
Las Vegas 2,839,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,556,000
San Antonio 2,413,000
Baltimore 2,343,000
St. Louis 2,221,000
Charlotte 2,204,000
Portland 2,197,000
Sacramento 2,186,000
Austin 2,176,000
Orlando 2,038,000
Indianapolis 1,858,000
San Jose 1,809,000
Cincinnati 1,764,000
Cleveland 1,761,000
Kansas City 1,711,000
Pittsburgh 1,699,000
Columbus 1,687,000
Raleigh 1,547,000
Virginia Beach 1,482,000
Milwaukee 1,448,000
Jacksonville 1,314,000
Nashville 1,294,000
Providence 1,201,000
Salt Lake City 1,192,000
Memphis 1,163,000
Richmond 1,128,000
Louisville 1,107,000
McAllen 1,060,000
Hartford 1,010,000
Oklahoma City 1,008,000
New Orleans 1,005,000
Tucson 1,003,000
El Paso 974,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 957,000
Albuquerque 942,000
Temecula-Murrieta 931,000
Cape Coral 910,000
Honolulu 905,000
Buffalo 884,000
Birmingham 856,000
Omaha 851,000
Provo-Orem 818,000
Fresno 786,000
Tulsa 783,000
Allentown 777,000
Knoxville 771,000
Baton Rouge 756,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 750,000
Rochester 746,000
Columbia, South Carolina 743,000
Dayton 743,000
Ogden-Layton 738,000
Charleston-North Charleston 734,000
Bakersfield 718,000
Concord 693,000
Colorado Springs 685,000
Springfield 676,000
The Woodlands 644,000
Mission Viejo 643,000
Albany 635,000
Grand Rapids 603,000
New Haven 597,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 576,000
Kissimmee 568,000
Akron 564,000
Des Moines 559,000
Harrisburg 558,000
Worcester 557,000
Greenville 550,000
Port St. Lucie 545,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 544,000
Wichita 535,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 529,000
Winston-Salem 528,000
Little Rock 527,000
Reno 523,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 520,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 517,000
Lancaster 513,000
Toledo 509,000
Madison 501,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 497,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 487,000
Boise City 462,000
Denton-Lewisville 458,000
Spokane 456,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 455,000
Augusta-Richmond County 452,000
Stockton 446,000
Concord 438,000
Visalia 437,000
Jackson, Mississippi 431,000
Durham 429,000
Chattanooga 426,000
Syracuse 421,000
Modesto 418,000
Santa Clarita 415,000
Myrtle Beach 408,000
Oxnard 402,000
Huntsville 400,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 383,000
Lafayette 376,000
Scranton 374,000
Greensboro 369,000
Montgomery 367,000
Asheville 366,000
Antioch 365,000
Springfield, Missouri 359,000
Lakeland 358,000
Pensacola 357,000
Youngstown 353,000
Fayetteville 352,000
Corpus Christi 350,000
Fort Collins 349,000
Flint 344,000
Fort Wayne 343,000
Lexington-Fayette 341,000
Mobile 334,000
Santa Rosa 334,000
Savannah 334,000
Trenton 333,000
Ann Arbor 331,000
Laredo 329,000
Rockford 328,000
Lansing 327,000
Shreveport 325,000
Knoxville - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 771,000 1.98%
2021 756,000 2.02%
2020 741,000 2.35%
2019 724,000 2.40%
2018 707,000 2.91%
2017 687,000 2.84%
2016 668,000 2.93%
2015 649,000 2.85%
2014 631,000 2.94%
2013 613,000 2.85%
2012 596,000 2.94%
2011 579,000 2.84%
2010 563,000 2.93%
2009 547,000 3.01%
2008 531,000 2.91%
2007 516,000 2.79%
2006 502,000 2.87%
2005 488,000 2.95%
2004 474,000 2.82%
2003 461,000 2.90%
2002 448,000 2.99%
2001 435,000 2.84%
2000 423,000 3.17%
1999 410,000 3.27%
1998 397,000 3.39%
1997 384,000 3.23%
1996 372,000 3.33%
1995 360,000 3.15%
1994 349,000 3.25%
1993 338,000 3.36%
1992 327,000 3.15%
1991 317,000 3.26%
1990 307,000 1.32%
1989 303,000 0.66%
1988 301,000 0.67%
1987 299,000 0.67%
1986 297,000 0.68%
1985 295,000 0.68%
1984 293,000 0.69%
1983 291,000 0.69%
1982 289,000 0.70%
1981 287,000 0.70%
1980 285,000 3.26%
1979 276,000 4.15%
1978 265,000 3.92%
1977 255,000 4.08%
1976 245,000 4.26%
1975 235,000 3.98%
1974 226,000 4.15%
1973 217,000 3.83%
1972 209,000 4.50%
1971 200,000 4.17%
1970 192,000 1.59%
1969 189,000 1.07%
1968 187,000 1.08%
1967 185,000 0.54%
1966 184,000 1.10%
1965 182,000 1.11%
1964 180,000 1.12%
1963 178,000 0.56%
1962 177,000 1.14%
1961 175,000 1.16%
1960 173,000 1.17%
1959 171,000 1.79%
1958 168,000 1.20%
1957 166,000 1.84%
1956 163,000 1.24%
1955 161,000 1.90%
1954 158,000 1.28%
1953 156,000 1.96%
1952 153,000 1.32%
1951 151,000 1.34%
1950 149,000 0.00%