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.
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.
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