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The 2000 Census showed that McMinn County had a population of 49,015 people. This represented 0.86% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, McMinn had a population of 52,739 people. This is an increase of 7.6% 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
201052,266+6.63%-0.9% since 2009
200952,739+7.6%+0.31% since 2008
200852,574+7.26%+0.88% since 2007
200752,115+6.32%+0.7% since 2006
200651,753+5.59%+1.29% since 2005
200551,092+4.24%+1.18% since 2004
200450,498+3.03%+0.44% since 2003
200350,278+2.58%+0.45% since 2002
200250,052+2.12%+0.53% since 2001
200149,786+1.57%+1.57% since 2000
200049,015The Last Census

McMinn County had 21,626 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that McMinn County has a total area<3> of 432.2 square miles [1,119 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.94 square miles [5.03 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, McMinn County had a population density of 113.9 people per square mile [43.98 people/km²], making it the state's 25th 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 McMinn County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between McMinn and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the McMinn County QuickFact (QF-47107).

Below are some of the communities that are located in McMinn County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BradleyQF-47011   SW97,71087,96511.08%
LoudonQF-47105   NE46,72539,08619.54%
MeigsQF-47121   NW12,10811,0869.22%
MonroeQF-47123   NE45,83038,96117.63%
PolkQF-47139   S15,64816,050-2.5%
RoaneQF-47145   N53,50851,9103.08%

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Census QuickFact for McMinn County

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 McMinn. 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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