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Census Data for Farragut ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Farragut a population of 22,956 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Farragut a population of 20,676 people.
The town of Farragut is located in Knox County. The 2010 Census gave Knox County a population of 432,226 people. This means that Farragut had 4.78% of the county's total population, making it Knox's 2nd most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Farragut, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
Things like the population, area and housing for Farragut reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Farragut might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Farragut has a total area of 16.2 square miles [42 km²]. Of this total, 16.03 square miles [41.5 km²] is land, with the balance (1.04%) being water (0.17 square miles [0.4 km²]).
Knox County has a land area of 508 square miles [1,316.3 km²]. At 16.03 square miles [41.5 km²], Farragut has 3.15% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 35° 52' 34" (or 35.88°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (20,676 people) and land area (16.03 square miles [41.5 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Farragut had a population density of 1,276 people per square mile [492.8 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Farragut had a population of 17,720 people and a land area of 16.09 square miles [41.7 km²]. This gives a population density of 1,090 people per square mile [420.9 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Farragut. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an apple-to-oranges comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Farragut had 7,982 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 20,676 people, this averages 2.59 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Farragut had a land area of 16.03 square miles [41.5 km²]. This translates to 492.7 Housing Units per square mile [190.2 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Farragut had 6,628 Housing Units, a population of 17,720 people and a land area of 16.09 square miles [41.7 km²]. This gives a density of 2.67 people per Housing Unit and 407.8 Housing Units per square mile [157.4 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Farragut and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Knox County ...
The county had a population of 432,226 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 20,676 people, Farragut represented 4.78% of the county's total.
In addition, where the town of Farragut has a population density of 1,276 people per square mile [492.8 people/km²], Knox County averages 850 people per square mile [328.4 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Knox County.
Population Rings for Farragut ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Farragut and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Farragut. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Farragut, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Farragut. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Farragut was 16.2 square miles [42 km²]. Of this total, 16.03 square miles [41.5 km²] is land, with the balance (1.04%) being water (0.17 square miles [0.4 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 16.25 square miles [42.1 km²]. Of this total, 16.09 square miles [41.7 km²] is land, with the balance (1.03%) being water (0.17 square miles [0.4 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Farragut, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Farragut.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 35.876162° (or 35°52'34" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 35.877511° (or 35°52'39" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,968 feet to the west<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2406494) to Farragut. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Farragut. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 35.873093° (or 35°52'23" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,248 feet to the northeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Farragut. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Farragut.
Miscellaneous Information for Farragut ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Knox County or the town of Farragut:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Farragut:
GNIS ID for Farragut: 2406494
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 47 (Tennessee)
County Code: 093 (Knox County)
Place Code: 25760 (Farragut)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Farragut is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Farragut.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
The official website for Farragut: www.farragut.tn.us/
The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 16 Sep 2019