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Old 05-31-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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The Census Bureau has released 2010 daytime population figures for cities around the country. "Daytime" population figures are calculated using commuting patterns for work. In other words, if Suburbville has a regular population of 20,000 but 5,000 of its residents commute to Big City (100,000) for work, then Suburbville's daytime population would be 15,000, and Big City's daytime population would be 105,000.

(Side note: apparently these figures are for people who commute for jobs and not for students who commute for school. If students were added, places like Cookeville, Johnson City, and Murfreesboro would likely show even larger daytime populations.)

So, here are Tennessee's 25 largest cities by 2010 daytime population:

rank...city...daytime pop...regular pop...daytime change
1...Memphis...771,573...654,876...116,697
2...Nashville...689,904...587,790...102,114
3...Knoxville...264,812...178,202...86,610
4...Chattanooga...246,607...164,481...82,126
5...Clarksville...116,163...126,148... (9,985)
6...Murfreesboro...107,161...102,602...4,559
7...Johnson City...87,481...61,758...25,723
8...Jackson...87,139...64,418...22,721
9...Franklin...79,225...59,905...19,320
10...Kingsport...70,799...47,852...22,947
11...Cleveland...56,165...40,507...15,658
12...Brentwood...48,593...35,331...13,262
13...Oak Ridge...47,954...28,925...19,029
14...Cookeville...47,361...29,722...17,639
15...Morristown...44,766...28,749...16,017
16...Smyrna...44,216...38,102...6,114
17...Bartlett...42,680...52,754... (10,074)
18...Hendersonville...41,907...49,725... (7,818)
19...Collierville...39,826...41,983... (2,157)
20...Columbia...39,602...34,482...5,120
21...Lebanon...36,463...25,188...11,275
22...Germantown...35,837...38,655... (2,818)
23...Maryville...34,275...26,925...7,350
24...Gallatin...32,227...29,084...3,143
25...Bristol...31,639...26,427...5,212
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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I found this data to be very interesting...but the (further) data is a bit confusing. The numbers didn't seem to add up. I might just be missing something...but the resident population + work population didn't add to the total population.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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there could be people commute from neighboring states to TN to work, e.g. people live in Mississippi commute to Memphis to work
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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Here are the 25 towns that grow the most during the day. Obviously, this study doesn't take tourists into consideration, otherwise I'm sure Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville would have much larger daytime populations than these census figures suggest.

rank...city...population...daytime pop...% increase
1...Berry Hill...467...6,640...1321.8%
2...Vonore...1,421...4,319...203.9%
3...Jamestown...1,764...4,224...139.5%
4...Gatlinburg...3,885...8,289...113.4%
5...Pigeon Forge...5,831...11,893...104.0%
6...Crossville...10,625...21,628...103.6%
7...Alcoa...8,473...16,176...90.9%
8...Tazewell...2,310...4,364...88.9%
9...Decherd...2,300...4,198...82.5%
10...Greeneville...15,189...27,688...82.3%
11...Dandridge...2,693...4,776...77.3%
12...Smithville...4,466...7,787...74.4%
13...New Tazewell...3,006...5,201...73.0%
14...Fayetteville...6,842...11,694...70.9%
15...Sparta...4,891...8,336...70.4%
16...Dayton...7,118...12,026...69.0%
17...Livingston...4,066...6,853...68.5%
18...Sevierville...14,477...24,256...67.5%
19...Oak Ridge...28,925...47,954...65.8%
20...Ashland City...4,405...7,182...63.0%
21...Oneida...3,815...6,134...60.8%
22...Rogersville...4,419...7,059...59.7%
23...Cookeville...29,722...47,361...59.3%
24...Morristown...28,749...44,766...55.7%
25...Newport...7,023...10,778...53.5%
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:22 AM
 
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Here are the 25 towns that grow the most during the day. Obviously, this study doesn't take tourists into consideration, otherwise I'm sure Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville would have much larger daytime populations than these census figures suggest.

rank...city...population...daytime pop...% increase
1...Berry Hill...467...6,640...1321.8%
2...Vonore...1,421...4,319...203.9%
3...Jamestown...1,764...4,224...139.5%
4...Gatlinburg...3,885...8,289...113.4%
5...Pigeon Forge...5,831...11,893...104.0%
6...Crossville...10,625...21,628...103.6%
7...Alcoa...8,473...16,176...90.9%
8...Tazewell...2,310...4,364...88.9%
9...Decherd...2,300...4,198...82.5%
10...Greeneville...15,189...27,688...82.3%
11...Dandridge...2,693...4,776...77.3%
12...Smithville...4,466...7,787...74.4%
13...New Tazewell...3,006...5,201...73.0%
14...Fayetteville...6,842...11,694...70.9%
15...Sparta...4,891...8,336...70.4%
16...Dayton...7,118...12,026...69.0%
17...Livingston...4,066...6,853...68.5%
18...Sevierville...14,477...24,256...67.5%
19...Oak Ridge...28,925...47,954...65.8%
20...Ashland City...4,405...7,182...63.0%
21...Oneida...3,815...6,134...60.8%
22...Rogersville...4,419...7,059...59.7%
23...Cookeville...29,722...47,361...59.3%
24...Morristown...28,749...44,766...55.7%
25...Newport...7,023...10,778...53.5%
Yeah, if they included hotel guests, Gatlinburg would be a mid-sized city.

Berry Hill is an interesting case there. A town that is almost entirely commercial/industrial....yeah, no shock that it has the highest increase. Daytime population density is almost 7,400 per square mile.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Yeah, if they included hotel guests, Gatlinburg would be a mid-sized city.

Berry Hill is an interesting case there. A town that is almost entirely commercial/industrial....yeah, no shock that it has the highest increase. Daytime population density is almost 7,400 per square mile.
It really is. Is that where 100 Oaks Mall is in Nashville? I was surprised at how few people actually live in Berry Hill because that area really is hopping during the daytime. It's probably the smallest town in America with a BMW dealership.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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It really is. Is that where 100 Oaks Mall is in Nashville? I was surprised at how few people actually live in Berry Hill because that area really is hopping during the daytime. It's probably the smallest town in America with a BMW dealership.
100 Oaks Mall -- as well as everything else south of Thompson Lane (movie theater, BMW, Home Depot, Walmart, etc) are not actually IN Berry Hill, though they are generally associated with the area.

Sadly, most of Berry Hill is taken up by Woodlawn Cemetery and the I-440/I-65 interchange.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=berry...essee&t=h&z=15

The "neighborhood" on Bransford is all small commercial. Shops, restaurants, dentists offices, and now, recording studios. According to their website, they have over 400 businesses, including 40 recording studios, in a 0.9 square mile area.

Metro Nashville Public Schools Board of Education is in Berry Hill.

Coca-Cola has a bottling plant there.

Sara Lee has a bakery there (formerly Colonial).

There are a bunch of tile stores (warehouses) there.

Mrs. Grissom's Salads is based there.

Really just an interesting, funky little spot.

If Berry Hill's city limits extended to Armory Dr, it would probably at least double the number of jobs in the city.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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This is interesting data! Thank you for posting this, JMT!
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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This is interesting data! Thank you for posting this, JMT!
Seconded. Seeing several small, rural towns with incredible daytime populations highlights how important each is to its county and adjoining area as a job hub. Referring specifically to rural towns, I would love to see what distance the average worker travels each day.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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Seconded. Seeing several small, rural towns with incredible daytime populations highlights how important each is to its county and adjoining area as a job hub. Referring specifically to rural towns, I would love to see what distance the average worker travels each day.
I agree. It gives you an idea that some small towns are more important than their population would make you believe. It better tells what size each of those places operates as.

Interesting for the Tri Cities:
Johnson City - 87,481
Kingsport - 70,799
Bristol (TN-VA) - 52,879

Crossville, Cookeville, Morristown, and Oak Ridge aren't surprising to me, either. They all feel a bit bigger than their population indicates.
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