Knoxville Metropolitan Area

The Knoxville Metropolitan Area is the third largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in Tennessee. Centered around Knoxville, the largest city in East Tennessee, it consists of the following five counties:

  • Anderson
  • Blount
  • Knox
  • Loudon
  • Union

The metropolitan area population recorded in the 2010 Census was 698,030, making it the 73rd largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.

The metropolitan area was first defined in 1947 as the Knoxville Standard Metropolitan Area, and consisted of Anderson, Blount and Knox counties. Union County was added in 1970, and it was renamed the Knoxville Standard Metropolitan Area. Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier counties were added in 1980, and it became the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Grainger and Jefferson counties lost metropolitan status in 1990. Loudoun County was added in 2000.

Knoxville Metropolitan Area is the chief component of the larger Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette TN Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which also includes the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area (Hamblen, Grainger, and Jefferson counties) and the Sevierville (Sevier County), La Follette (Campbell County), Harriman (Roane County), and Newport (Cocke County) Micropolitan Statistical Areas. The combined population of the CSA as of the 2000 Census was 935,659. The population of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area was 1,055,086 according to the 2010 Census, representing a growth of 11.32 percent since the 2000 Census.

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