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Old 03-29-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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There are 12 urban areas and 75 urban clusters in Tennessee, as counted by the Census Bureau.

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) must have at least one urban area with a population of 50,000.

Micropolitan Statistical Areas must have at least one urban cluster with a population of at least 10,000, but less than 50,000.



Urban Areas:

Memphis, TN-MS-AR - 1,060,061
Nashville-Davidson - 969,587
Knoxville - 558,696
Chattanooga, TN-GA - 381,112
Clarksville, TN-KY - 158,655
Murfreesboro - 133,228
Johnson City - 120,415
Kingsport, TN-VA - 106,571
Jackson, TN - 71,880
Bristol, TN-VA - 69,501
Cleveland - 66,777
Morristown - 59,036


Urban Clusters (10,000-49,999):

Cookeville - 44,207
Columbia - 34,965
Spring Hill - 31,208
Lebanon - 27,653
Greeneville - 23,957
Harriman-Kingston-Rockwood - 23,515
Sevierville - 22,108
Dyersburg - 21,503
La Follette - 21,055
Shelbyville - 20,005
Atoka - 18,885
Springfield - 17,357
Tullahoma - 17,250
Crossville - 16,337
Dickson - 16,016
Athens - 15,985
McMinnville - 15,386
Winchester - 11,681
Newport - 11,603
Arlington - 11,502
Martin - 11,397
Manchester - 11,379
Portland, TN-KY - 10,869
Paris - 10,642
Lewisburg - 10,464
Union City - 10,303
Dayton - 10,174
Lawrenceburg - 10,100


Urban Clusters (2,500-9,999)

Brownsville - 9,879
Erwin - 9,788
Fayetteville - 9,178
Humboldt - 8,769
Ripley - 8,763
Covington -8,578
Savannah - 8,347
Pulaski - 7,741
Milan - 7,427
Oakland - 7,057
Lexington - 6,560
Rogersville - 6,444
Fairview - 6,373
Henderson - 6,027
Fairfield Glade - 5,584
Sparta - 5,449
Sweetwater - 5,430
Bolivar - 5,394
Madisonville - 5,391
South Pittsburg, TN-AL - 5,373
McKenzie - 5,066
Dandridge - 4,959
New Tazewell - 4,598
Lafayette - 4,545
Fulton, KY-TN - 4,339
Oneida - 4,322
Etowah - 4,129
Smithville - 4,050
Strawberry Plains - 3,906
Trenton - 3,852
Selmer - 3,840
Pleasant View - 3,730
Dunlap - 3,691
Medina - 3,636
Hohenwald - 3,625
Camden - 3,552
Livingston - 3,485
Ashland City - 3,384
Carthage - 3,282
Jasper - 3,281
Dyer - 3,248
Waverly - 3,246
White Pine - 3,061
Monterey - 3,010
Norris - 3,005
Mountain City - 2,698
Woodbury - 2,604



I hope to get a breakdown of urban areas and clusters as they are associated to the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas...but I would like to get a list of all of the urban clusters in other states before I do that...and that could take a little time.

-Dayton has broken the 10,000 mark, so we might see it get Micropolitan status (Rhea County is one of the largest unassigned counties.

-Also, I do wonder if Brownsville will lose its Micropolitan status, as the area lost population and is now under 10,000.

-Cookeville looks to be on its way to being the next Metropolitan Area in Tennessee. With an urban cluster of 44,207, it will need 5,793 more to reach the 50,000 barrier. With Cookeville's recent growth, that's a realistic target by 2020.

--The only other city with a chance is slow growing Columbia, which will have to hope that there is rapid growth between it and Spring Hill, which would connect the two clusters. That seems unlikely, as the lion's share of Spring Hill's growth has been northward.

Last edited by JMT; 03-29-2012 at 10:14 PM.. Reason: Corrected your spelling of Monterey
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Great post! I hope you don't mind, but I went back to the 2000 Census and have posted the population changes from 2000 to 2010.

Urban Areas and their changes from 2000:

Memphis, TN-MS-AR - 1,060,061 - + 87,970
Nashville-Davidson - 969,587 - +219,652
Knoxville - 558,696 - +138,866
Chattanooga, TN-GA - 381,112 - +37,603
Clarksville, TN-KY - 158,655 - +36,880
Murfreesboro - 133,228 - -2,627
Johnson City - 120,415 - +17,959
Kingsport, TN-VA - 106,571 - +10,805
Jackson, TN - 71,880 - +6,794
Bristol, TN-VA - 69,501 - +11,029
Cleveland - 66,777 - +8,585
Morristown - 59,036 - +4,668


Urban Clusters (10,000-49,999) and their changes from 2000:

Cookeville - 44,207 - +9,423
Columbia - 34,965 - +548
Spring Hill - 31,208 - +24,819
Lebanon - 27,653 - +7,312
Greeneville - 23,957 - +4,322
Harriman-Kingston-Rockwood - 23,515 - +480
Sevierville - 22,108 - +5,380
Dyersburg - 21,503 - +424
La Follette - 21,055 - +1,414
Shelbyville - 20,005 - +4,643
Atoka - 18,885 - *
Springfield - 17,357 - *
Tullahoma - 17,250 - +120
Crossville - 16,337 - +5,131
Dickson - 16,016 - +2,464
Athens - 15,985 - +560
McMinnville - 15,386 - +917
Winchester - 11,681 - +766
Newport - 11,603 - +497
Arlington - 11,502 - *
Martin - 11,397 - +1,662
Manchester - 11,379 - +2,749
Portland, TN-KY - 10,869 - +2,446
Paris - 10,642 - +402
Lewisburg - 10,464 - +721
Union City - 10,303 - -73
Dayton - 10,174 - +1,124
Lawrenceburg - 10,100 - -57


Urban Clusters (2,500-9,999) and their changes from 2000:

Brownsville - 9,879 - -320
Erwin - 9,788 - +1,016
Fayetteville - 9,178 - +2,500
Humboldt - 8,769 - -773
Ripley - 8,763 - +973
Covington -8,578 - +682
Savannah - 8,347 - +464
Pulaski - 7,741 - -159
Milan - 7,427 - -147
Oakland - 7,057 - *
Lexington - 6,560 - +557
Rogersville - 6,444 - +1,300
Fairview - 6,373 - +2,514
Henderson - 6,027 - +599
Fairfield Glade - 5,584 - +2,437
Sparta - 5,449 - +1,360
Sweetwater - 5,430 - +479
Bolivar - 5,394 - -508
Madisonville - 5,391 - +1,328
South Pittsburg, TN-AL - 5,373 - *
McKenzie - 5,066 - -202
Dandridge - 4,959 - *
New Tazewell - 4,598 - -545
Lafayette - 4,545 - +932
Fulton, KY-TN - 4,339 - -1,355
Oneida - 4,322 - +1,248
Etowah - 4,129 - -758
Smithville - 4,050 - +491
Strawberry Plains - 3,906 - *
Trenton - 3,852 - -896
Selmer - 3,840 - -192
Pleasant View - 3,730 - *
Dunlap - 3,691 - *
Medina - 3,636 - *
Hohenwald - 3,625 - +123
Camden - 3,552 - -172
Livingston - 3,485 - +311
Ashland City - 3,384 - +855
Carthage - 3,282 - -357
Jasper - 3,281 - -7
Dyer - 3,248 - -34
Waverly - 3,246 - -437
White Pine - 3,061 - *
Monterey - 3,010 - +205
Norris - 3,005 - *
Mountain City - 2,698 - -236
Woodbury - 2,604 - *

* Indicates an Urban Cluster that was not listed in 2000.


Urban Clusters from 2000 which are not listed for 2010 (I guess absorbed into neighboring Urban Areas, or they no longer met the criteria in 2010):

Clinton - 3,218
Halls - 3,142
Mount Pleasant - 3,469
Munford - 9,472
Oak Ridge - 39,599
Tellico Village - 2,581
Wartburg - 3,408
White House - 7,283
Whiteville - 4,473


I wonder what happened to Murfreesboro. It's one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast but its urban area lost population? Doesn't make sense.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:21 AM
 
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Interesting. It looks like the Nashville MSA has around 245,000 people living in urban areas/clusters outside the primary urban area.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Urban Clusters from 2000 which are not listed for 2010 (I guess absorbed into neighboring Urban Areas, or they no longer met the criteria in 2010):

Clinton - 3,218
Halls - 3,142
Mount Pleasant - 3,469
Munford - 9,472
Oak Ridge - 39,599
Tellico Village - 2,581
Wartburg - 3,408
White House - 7,283
Whiteville - 4,473
-From the looks of it, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Halls, etc, were merged into Knoxville (which accounts for about 50k of Knoxville's 138k gain).

-I don't know what happened to Mount Pleasant...it's close enough to Columbia where they might have merged them...but Columbia's cluster didn't grow by any more than the city proper population grew. Actually by less, I believe.

-It looks like the previous Munford cluster was renamed after the larger Atoka. Not sure what happened to Whiteville.

-I believe White House was absorbed into Nashville's area.

-Springfield was formerly part of Nashville's UA (which made pretty much no sense), but is now it's own cluster.

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I wonder what happened to Murfreesboro. It's one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast but its urban area lost population? Doesn't make sense.
It makes sense if you consider the fact that the Census Bureau is run by people that love to change the rules during the game.

Murfreesboro didn't "lose" population...its borders were changed. It takes up about 11 fewer square miles than it did before.

In 2000, Murfreesboro's urban area included La Vergne and Smyrna....to which it was only connected by a hair. Combined, the 3 had a population of 113k.

Fast forward to 2010, all three cities grew by a bit (to a combined 181k)...and the connection between Murfreesboro and Smyrna grew a little bit. However, the connection between La Vergne and Southeast Nashville grew by a lot...so La Vergne and Smyrna were added to Nashville's UA.

Why wasn't Murfreesboro added? Well, because the Census Bureau decided to make a new rule that makes it where they won't absorb an already established urban area (not urban cluster) unless it is in danger of losing its status. By that definition, no matter how well connected Nashville and Murfreesboro become, they will always remain separate.


And thanks for doing the growth numbers, btw. Although some of the additions and subtractions skew the results a bit. Nashville's UA grew by about 185k, if you take into account the addition of Smyrna, La Vergne, and White House, and the subtraction of Springfield.

Knoxville is much the same, where a good bit of their growth came with the addition of previous urban clusters.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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Here are the urban areas and clusters listed by census statistical areas. I defaulted to use CSAs if they were applicable to avoid some instances where the urban areas crossed MSA lines (Tri Cities and Nashville/Columbia for example).

If there is no census statistical area, I used the county instead.

Urban population of Tennessee Census Statistical Areas & Counties

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Columbia CSA
- 1,264,801
-Nashville-Davidson - 969,587
-Murfreesboro - 133,228
--Columbia - 34,965
--Spring Hill - 31,208
--Lebanon - 27,653
--Springfield - 17,357
--Dickson - 16,016
--Portland, TN-KY - 10,869
---Fairview - 6,373
---Lafayette - 4,545
---Pleasant View - 3,730
---Ashland City - 3,384
---Carthage - 3,282
---Woodbury - 2,604

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA - 1,115,905
-Memphis, TN-MS-AR - 1,060,061
--Atoka - 18,885
--Arlington - 11,502
---Covington -8,578
---Oakland - 7,057
---Holly Springs, MS - 6,160
---Tunica, MS - 3,662

Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette CSA - 710,944

-Knoxville - 558,696
-Morristown - 59,036
--Harriman-Kingston-Rockwood - 23,515
--Sevierville - 22,108
--La Follette - 21,055
--Newport - 11,603
---Dandridge - 4,959
---Strawberry Plains - 3,906
---White Pine - 3,061
---Norris - 3,005

Chattanooga-Cleveland-Athens, TN-GA CSA - 490,562
-Chattanooga, TN-GA - 381,112
-Cleveland - 66,777
--Athens - 15,985
---LaFayette, GA - 7,364
---South Pittsburg, TN-AL - 5,373
---Etowah - 4,129
---Dunlap - 3,691
---Jasper - 3,281
---Trenton, GA - 2,850

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA CSA - 312,719
-Johnson City - 120,415
-Kingsport, TN-VA - 106,571
-Bristol, TN-VA - 69,501
---Erwin - 9,788
---Rogersville - 6,444

Clarksville, TN-KY MSA - 194,106
-Clarksville, TN-KY - 158,655
--Hopkinsville, KY - 32,491
---Cadiz, KY - 2,960

Jackson-Humboldt CSA - 104,839
-Jackson, TN - 71,880
---Humboldt - 8,769
---Milan - 7,427
---Henderson - 6,027
---Trenton - 3,852
---Medina - 3,636
---Dyer - 3,248

Cookeville msa - 50,702
--Cookeville - 44,207
---Livingston - 3,485
---Monterey - 3,010

Tullahoma msa
- 40,310
--Tullahoma - 17,250
--Manchester - 11,379
--Winchester - 11,681

Union City-Martin csa - 26,039
--Martin - 11,397
--Union City - 10,303
---Fulton, KY-TN - 4,339

Greeneville msa - 23,957
--Greeneville - 23,957

Crossville msa - 21,921
--Crossville - 16,337
---Fairfield Glade - 5,584

Dyersburg msa - 21,503
--Dyersburg - 21,503

Shelbyville msa - 20,005
--Shelbyville - 20,005

McMinnville msa - 15,386
--McMinnville - 15,386

Monroe County - 10,821
---Sweetwater - 5,430
---Madisonville - 5,391

Paris msa - 10,642
--Paris - 10,642

Lewisburg msa - 10,464
--Lewisburg - 10,464

Rhea County - 10,174

--Dayton - 10,174

Lawrenceburg msa - 10,100
--Lawrenceburg - 10,100

Brownsville msa - 9,879
---Brownsville - 9,879

Lincoln County - 9,178
---Fayetteville - 9,178

Lauderdale County - 8,763

---Ripley - 8,763

Hardin County - 8,347

---Savannah - 8,347

Giles County - 7,741
---Pulaski - 7,741

Henderson County - 6,560
---Lexington - 6,560

White County - 5,449
---Sparta - 5,449

Hardeman County - 5,394
---Bolivar - 5,394

Carroll County - 5,066
---McKenzie - 5,066

Claiborne County - 4,598
---New Tazewell - 4,598

Scott County - 4,322
---Oneida - 4,322

DeKalb County - 4,050
---Smithville - 4,050

McNairy County - 3,840
---Selmer - 3,840

Lewis County - 3,625
---Hohenwald - 3,625

Benton County - 3,552
---Camden - 3,552

Humphreys County - 3,246
---Waverly - 3,246

Johnson County - 2,698
---Mountain City - 2,698
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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-From the looks of it, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Halls, etc, were merged into Knoxville (which accounts for about 50k of Knoxville's 138k gain).


I want to point out that this Halls is not the one you are thinking of, the community that is part of Knoxville. That one is officially called "Halls Crossroads" and not an actual town. The Halls the census is naming is in West Tennessee.

It's a common error.

However, I did notice that when you broke down the MSAs you correctly didn't include it. But for clarity I wanted to point this out.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Where's Maryville/Blount County? That place is growing.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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Where's Maryville/Blount County? That place is growing.
This web site has more than just a forum. If you have any questions about any city or county in Tennessee, you can go to city-data.com and look it up. The information includes a map. Here's the info for Maryville:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Maryville-Tennessee.html

Maryville is the county seat of Blount County which is located just south of Knoxville and is part of the Knoxville metropolitan area. In fact, the Knoxville airport is in Blount County.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Where's Maryville/Blount County? That place is growing.
Some of the larger urban areas extend across county lines. Maryville/Alcoa and Blount County are included in Knoxville's urban area. Same goes for Oak Ridge and a lot of Anderson County.
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Where is Elizabethton, TN - Carter Co area??
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