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Old 05-21-2015, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I'll add more info to the thread as it becomes available. First I will list cities with more than 10,000 people. If you want info about a particular city (incorporated cities only) not listed in this post, feel free to ask!


1) Memphis - 656,681
2) Nashville - 644,014
3) Knoxville - 184,281
4) Chattanooga - 173,778
5) Clarksville - 146,806

6) Murfreesboro - 120,954
7) Franklin - 70,612
8) Jackson - 67,319
9) Johnson City - 65,813
10) Bartlett - 58,264

11) Hendersonville - 55,153
12) Kingsport - 53,028
13) Collierville - 48,655
14) Smyrna - 45,274
15) Cleveland - 43,182

16) Brentwood - 40,982
17) Germantown - 39,267
18) Columbia - 36,071
19) La Vergne - 34,274
20) Spring Hill - 34,269

21) Gallatin - 33,347
22) Cookeville - 31,335
23) Lebanon - 29,427
24) Mount Juliet - 29,387
25) Morristown - 29,304

26) Oak Ridge - 29,303
27) Maryville - 28,329
28) Bristol - 26,729
29) Farragut - 21,687
30) East Ridge - 21,317

31) Shelbyville - 21,037
32) Tullahoma - 18,889
33) Goodlettsville - 16,991
34) Dyersburg - 16,839
35) Springfield - 16,752

36) Sevierville - 16,355
37) Greeneville - 15,035
38) Dickson - 14,993
39) Elizabethton - 14,271
40) Athens - 13,664

41) McMinnville - 13,620
42) Soddy-Daisy - 13,190
43) Lakeland - 12,564
44) Portland - 12,218
45) Red Bank - 11,784

46) Arlington - 11,634
47) Lewisburg - 11,371
48) Crossville - 11,330
49) Martin - 11,322
50) Millington - 11,080

51) White House - 11,042
52) Collegedale - 10,729
53) Union City - 10,666
54) Lawrenceburg - 10,498
55) Manchester - 10,349

56) Paris - 10,156
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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From 2010-2014, Kingsport-Bristol declined in population, while Johnson City MSA has grown.

Johnson City MSA adds population – Kingsport-Bristol declines
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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From 2010-2014, Kingsport-Bristol declined in population, while Johnson City MSA has grown.

Johnson City MSA adds population – Kingsport-Bristol declines
Those population estimates show that in the last year (2013-2014) the entire Tri Cities had a net population loss: Johnson City grew by 122 while Kingsport-Bristol lost 277, for a net loss of 155. That's pretty sad.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Those population estimates show that in the last year (2013-2014) the entire Tri Cities had a net population loss: Johnson City grew by 122 while Kingsport-Bristol lost 277, for a net loss of 155. That's pretty sad.
IMO, Johnson City is growing and improving at a steady pace. Bristol is improving in spots (downtown, interstate corridor) but is declining in other areas (Volunteer Parkway/State Street before downtown). Kingsport is in bad shape overall.

I think the problem is two-fold: 1) the area is mainly attractive to retirees and skews older. The area has a high median age as it is, and the in-migration is probably retirees or soon to be retired people from elsewhere. These people will probably "turn over quicker" than areas with in-migration patterns of younger people.

2) the economy there isn't healthy, and hasn't been for a long time. Kingsport-Bristol were heavily dependent on manufacturing, and much of that has been closed down, and a lot of the remainder is contracted out for relatively low wages and benefits. My gut feeling is that working age people are leaving the area. I graduated high school in Sullivan County in 2004 and can count on one hand the number of professionals from that class who remain in the area and are not in health care or education. Most people have left, and I doubt it's all been by choice.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Those population estimates show that in the last year (2013-2014) the entire Tri Cities had a net population loss: Johnson City grew by 122 while Kingsport-Bristol lost 277, for a net loss of 155. That's pretty sad.
Off topic a bit, but do you know what those figures would be if Bristol Va were included? If we are talking about 'this area' and growth or decline I'd be interested in knowing about Bristol as a whole, rather than just the TN side.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Off topic a bit, but do you know what those figures would be if Bristol Va were included? If we are talking about 'this area' and growth or decline I'd be interested in knowing about Bristol as a whole, rather than just the TN side.
Yes, it includes VA. IIRC, the Virginia portion as well as Hawkins County TN accounted for most of the loss.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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It looks like, if current trends continue, Nashville will overtake Memphis by the next census to be the largest city in Tennessee, not just the largest metropolitan area.

Also, Mount Juliet should easily surpass Lebanon to become the largest city in Wilson County even though Lebanon covers nearly twice the land area of Mount Juliet. In fact, it probably already has.

It's also interesting to me that Shelbyville is so much larger now than Tullahoma. I'm surprised that Tullahoma is essentially stagnant while Shelbyville is taking off even though Tullahoma has traditionally been the regional draw for things like jobs and shopping.

And then there's poor old West Tennessee which, unfortunately, continues to lose population outside of the Memphis metro and Jackson.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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As I expected, Murfreesboro now has over 120,000 people. I am one of the new ones here.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
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It looks like, if current trends continue, Nashville will overtake Memphis by the next census to be the largest city in Tennessee, not just the largest metropolitan area.

Also, Mount Juliet should easily surpass Lebanon to become the largest city in Wilson County even though Lebanon covers nearly twice the land area of Mount Juliet. In fact, it probably already has.

It's also interesting to me that Shelbyville is so much larger now than Tullahoma. I'm surprised that Tullahoma is essentially stagnant while Shelbyville is taking off even though Tullahoma has traditionally been the regional draw for things like jobs and shopping.

And then there's poor old West Tennessee which, unfortunately, continues to lose population outside of the Memphis metro and Jackson.
Of course, Nashville consists of the entirety of Davidson county, 500sq miles, whereas Memphis has only about 375sq miles. The density of Shelby county is fairly close to that of Nashville/Davidson.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Of course, Nashville consists of the entirety of Davidson county, 500sq miles, whereas Memphis has only about 375sq miles. The density of Shelby county is fairly close to that of Nashville/Davidson.
Probably 620,000 of the 644,000 of Nashville's population could fit into the area of Memphis's city limits. There is a huge amount of land in Nashville that is downright rural. The truly developed portion is maybe half the county.

Memphis still has a larger contiguous urban center, and it feels more connected to its close suburbs, but Nashville's inner city is building up really, really fast.
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