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Friday, March 24, 2006

Census reports Greater Tri-Cities nearing 1.3 million mark

 

U.S. Census Bureau - Released 3/16/2006 for period ending 7/1/2005

 

Geographic Area

 

 

Population estimates

 

 

July 1, 2005

 

 

 

 

Greater Tri-Cities-Greeneville-Morristown Region

 

 

1,285,991

 

 

 

 

.Sullivan County

TN

Kingsport, Bristol

152,716

.Washington County

TN

Johnson City, Jonesborough

112,507

.Greene County

TN

Greeneville

65,318

.Hamblen County

TN

Morristown

59,898

.Carter County

TN

Elizabethton

58,865

.Hawkins County

TN

Rogersville, Church Hill

56,196

.Jefferson County

TN

Jefferson City, Dandridge, White Pine

48,394

.Cocke County

TN

Newport

34,929

.Claiborne County

TN

Tazewell, Harrogate, Cumberland Gap

31,033

.Grainger County

TN

Rutledge, Bean Station

22,283

.Johnson County

TN

Mountain City

18,116

.Unicoi County

TN

Erwin

17,572

.Hancock County

TN

Sneedville

6,704

Subtotal Tennessee Portion

 

 

684,531

 

 

 

 

.Washington County

VA

Abingdon, Emory, Damascus

52,085

.Tazewell County

VA

Tazewell, Richlands

44,795

.Wise County

VA

Wise, Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, Pound

41,997

.Smyth County

VA

Marion, Chilhowie, Saltville

32,640

.Russell County

VA

Lebanon, Castlewood

28,949

.Buchanan County

VA

Grundy, Vansant

24,755

.Lee County

VA

Jonesville, Pennington Gap

23,686

.Scott County

VA

Gate City, Duffield

22,962

.Bristol city

VA

Bristol, VA

17,335

.Dickenson County

VA

Clintwood

16,243

.Norton city

VA

Norton

3,677

Subtotal Virginia Portion

 

 

309,124

 

 

 

 

.Pike County

KY

Pikeville

66,922

.Harlan County

KY

Harlan, Cumberland

31,614

.Bell County

KY

Middlesboro, Pineville

29,665

.Letcher County

KY

Whitesburg, Jenkins

24,434

Subtotal Kentucky Portion

 

 

152,635

 

 

 

 

.Watauga County

NC

Boone, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain

42,472

.Ashe County

NC

Jefferson, West Jefferson

25,347

.Madison County

NC

Marshall, Mars Hill, Wolf Laurel

20,256

.Yancey County

NC

Burnsville

18,201

.Avery County

NC

Newland, Linville, Sugar, Grandfather

17,641

.Mitchell County

NC

Bakersville, Spruce Pine

15,784

Subtotal North Carolina Portion

 

 

139,701

 

 

Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s www.MeadowViewResort.com and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at www.BestPlaces.net). The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.