Nashville Propels Population Growth

Nashville Propels State Population Growth

Census data compiled by the University of Tennessee pinpoints growing and shrinking population centers across the state.

by scott barker • December 11, 2018

Not a single area in Knox County is among the top 20 most rapidly growing census tracts in Tennessee, according to data compiled by the University of Tennessee’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.
The fastest growing Knox County census tract ranks only 36th statewide.
The Murfreesboro-Nashville-Clarksville metro axis accounts for most of the fastest growing census tracts in the state. (You can see a tract-by-tract interactive map here.)
The results are more meaningful than community scorekeeping, of course, and provide insights into how the state’s communities are evolving.
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