Knoxville is one of the fastest growing metros in America. We know this because the US Census Bureau just released the most recent data set that focuses on internal migration from city to city within the United States. We partnered with Lawnstarter Knoxville, a company that connects consumers with local lawn care providers, to sift through this data, analyze it, and pull out relevant information specific to each city. With this article, we’re focusing on Knoxville, TN, and trying to understand where migrants to Knoxville are coming from and why they chose Knoxville to be their new hometown.

In 2010 to 2016, the metro area of Knoxville grew from 838,857 to 868,546 people. That’s an increase of 29,689 or 3.5% of population growth. Below we’ve developed a few intricate graphs that help explain the migration and help tell the story a little better. They show the top 10 Metro Areas Sending Residents to Knoxville Metropolitan area. They also contain the net flow of residents to and from those locations, so you understand how people are moving in and out of Knoxville.

Top 10 Areas Sending Residents to Knoxville, TN:

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Chattanooga, TN
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Morristown, TN
  5. Memphis, TN
  6. Johnson City, TN
  7. Bristol, TN
  8. Detroit, MI
  9. Cleveland, TN
  10. Tampa, FL

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