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Time Zone: Knox County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Knoxville is the Seat for Knox County.

Knox County was founded in 1792. Knox was created by taking area from Greene and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Knox had a population of 435,725 people. This is an increase of 14.05% since the last Census (which gave a population of 382,032 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Knox represented 6.71% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 95 counties).

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
2010432,226+13.14%-0.8% since 2009
2009435,725+14.05%+1.08% since 2008
2008431,072+12.84%+1.5% since 2007
2000382,032The Last Census

More information can be found on the Knox County Census Page for Knox County.


Websites for Knox County

Official Website:   www.knoxcounty.org/

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

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