Rutherford County, TN Population will likely be the 3rd Largest in Tennessee by year 2050

Jul 27, 2021 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

ABOVE: from Boyd Center Population Projections

Rutherford County continues to grow and experts say that the county will likely be named as the third largest in the state by year 2050. Currently, the title of third largest county is held by Knox County, which is where Knoxville is located.

A population study that was overseen by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at UT released their findings that showed Rutherford County growing to 529,113 residents by year 2045 and then to 568,392 residents by year 2050.

The numbers will keep going up, according to the research. By year 2070, the population count for Rutherford County is expected to exceed 730,000 residents.

Knox County, which again is in the number three spot for size, will hit 560,849 residents by 2045 and then 578,740 residents by year 2050.

Meanwhile in Nashville, the Davidson County population is expected to reach 934,797 residents by year 2050. As the years progress, Davidson County will likely see a little more than 1.1-million residents by 2070.

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