Washington, Carter only counties in Tri-Cities showing growth in latest Census projection


Washington and Carter counties were the only two counties in the Tri-Cities area showing population growth in the Census Bureau projections released today.

Washington County saw an increase of 440 people from July 1 last year while Carter County added 128.

Hawkins and Johnson counties each saw a decrease of 87 people.

Unicoi was down 68.

Sullivan County’s projection was a loss of 12 people.

The statistics released today cover all local functioning governmental units, including incorporated places (like cities and towns), minor civil divisions (such as townships) and consolidated cities (government units for which the functions of an incorporated place and its parent county have merged).

The headline story for Tennessee was Nashville has almost overtaken Memphis as the largest city in the state.

 

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