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The 2000 Census showed that Morgan County had a population of 19,757 people. This represented 0.35% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 65th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Morgan had a population of 18,738 people. This is a decrease of 5.16% 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
201021,987+11.29%+17.34% since 2009
200918,738-5.16%-4.24% since 2008
200719,585-0.87%+1.45% since 2006
200619,306-2.28%+0.16% since 2005
200519,275-2.44%-3.72% since 2004
200420,020+1.33%-0.21% since 2003
200320,063+1.55%+0.35% since 2002
200219,994+1.2%+0.15% since 2001
200119,964+1.05%+1.05% since 2000
200019,757The Last Census

Morgan County had 7,714 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Morgan County has a total area<3> of 522 square miles [1,352 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.35 square miles [0.91 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Morgan County had a population density of 37.85 people per square mile [14.61 people/km²], making it the state's 80th 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 Morgan County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Morgan and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Morgan County QuickFact (QF-47129).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AndersonQF-47001   E74,84971,3304.93%
CumberlandQF-47035   SW54,10946,80215.61%
FentressQF-47049   NW17,67716,6256.33%
RoaneQF-47145   S53,50851,9103.08%
ScottQF-47151   N21,86621,1273.5%

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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 Morgan. 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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