Census of Population
and Housing

1990, 2000, 2010

Overview

The U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial Census of Population and Housing shows the NUMBER of people who live in an area and HOW people live in an area.

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census, counting each resident in the United States, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. Prior to the 2010 census, the Census Bureau issued each household in the country one of two forms, a short form or a long form. The short form collected basic information about sex, race, ethnicity and housing units. The long form collected very detailed data on demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics.

With full implementation of the American Community Survey (ACS) in 2005, the Census Bureau discontinued use of the decennial long form. As a result, the decennial census is now simply a short-form survey gathering the basic population indicators noted above. The more detailed long-form queries are conducted annually through the ACS.

Decennial census data sets compiled here include summary information from 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 censuses. The 1980 through 2000 sets cover demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics. The 2010 compilation is limited to sex, race, ethnicity and housing units. For more detailed 2010 information, refer to Planning's ACS data collection.

Knoxville Region Decennial Census Data

Time Coverage

  • Every 10 years: 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010

Geographic Coverage

  • United States
  • Tennessee
  • Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette combined statistical area (2009 boundary)
  • Knoxville metropolitan statistical area
  • Counties within the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette combined statistical area (2009 boundary)
  • Cities and towns within the Knoxville metropolitan statistical area
  • Census tracts within the Knoxville metropolitan statistical area
  • Block groups within Knox County
  • Blocks within Knox County
  • Planning sectors
  • Zip code tabulation areas

The Data

Census

Knox County Census Tracts