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The 2000 Census showed that Hamblen County had a population of 58,128 people. This represented 1.02% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hamblen had a population of 63,033 people. This is an increase of 8.44% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201062,544+7.6%-0.78% since 2009
200963,033+8.44%+0.83% since 2008
200862,515+7.55%+0.91% since 2007
200761,950+6.58%+1.77% since 2006
200660,875+4.73%+1.26% since 2005
200560,115+3.42%+1.41% since 2004
200459,278+1.98%+0.92% since 2003
200358,738+1.05%+0.59% since 2002
200258,395+0.46%-0.65% since 2001
200158,778+1.12%+1.12% since 2000
200058,128The Last Census

Hamblen County had 24,693 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hamblen County has a total area<3> of 175.8 square miles [455.2 km²]. Of this total, 161 square miles [417.1 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (8.39%) being water (14.74 square miles [38.18 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hamblen County had a population density of 361 people per square mile [139.4 people/km²], making it the state's 6th most densely populated county (out of 95 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Hamblen County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hamblen and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Hamblen County QuickFact (QF-47063).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamblen County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CockeQF-47029   S36,04733,5657.39%
GraingerQF-47057   W22,85720,65910.64%
GreeneQF-47059   E66,28262,9095.36%
HawkinsQF-47073   NE57,78453,5637.88%
JeffersonQF-47089   SW51,72244,29416.77%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hamblen. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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