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Knoxville, TN Metro Area


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2022 population: 907,968   ( 70,397 from 2010)
Land area: 3220.3 square miles
Population density: 281.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:774,905 85.34% 4.9%
Black:52,4735.78% 12.2%
Indian:2,4660.27% 16.4%
Asian:16,4821.82% 53.0%
2+ races:18,2892.01% 47.3%
Hispanic:43,3534.77% 68.3%
Total non-White:133,06314.66% 34.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:20,646 11.7
Deaths:26,84315.3
Net Migration: 33,04318.8
Net Immigration: 1,0860.6
Change in White population:35,983 4.3
Change in Non-White pop.:34,414 4.1



Historical Presidential Election Results for Knoxville, TN Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 57% Donald Trump* (R) 262,100 64.0% Joe Biden (D) 138,943 33.9% 8,240 [+] 2.0% 409,283 17 0.26%
2016 49% Donald Trump (R) 216,276 64.9% Hillary Clinton (D) 98,061 29.4% 18,993 [+] 5.7% 333,330 19 0.24%
2012 49% Mitt Romney (R) 213,102 66.8% Barack Obama* (D) 100,062 31.4% 5,842 [+] 1.8% 319,006 20 0.25%
2008 55% John McCain (R) 217,453 63.8% Barack Obama (D) 117,811 34.6% 5,346 [+] 1.6% 340,610 18 0.26%
2004 56% George W. Bush* (R) 207,467 62.8% John Kerry (D) 119,981 36.3% 2,755 [+] 0.8% 330,203 12 0.27%
2000 50% George W. Bush (R) 160,550 56.9% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 116,670 41.3% 4,943 [+] 1.8% 282,163 9 0.27%
1996 49% Robert Dole (R) 126,871 48.7% Bill Clinton* (D) 115,908 44.5% 17,747 [+] 6.8% 260,526 8 0.27%
1992 53% George Bush* (R) 121,500 45.4% Bill Clinton (D) 115,489 43.1% 30,727 [+] 11.5% 267,716 8 0.26%
1988 45% George Bush (R) 136,061 63.1% Michael Dukakis (D) 78,595 36.4% 1,131 [+] 0.5% 215,787 10 0.24%
1984 49% Ronald Reagan* (R) 144,303 63.6% Walter Mondale (D) 81,209 35.8% 1,225 0.5% 226,737 5 0.24%
1980 49% Ronald Reagan (R) 126,638 57.7% Jimmy Carter* (D) 83,693 38.1% 9,108 [+] 4.2% 219,439 7 0.25%
1976 51% Jimmy Carter (D) 102,274 50.0% Gerald Ford* (R) 99,964 48.9% 2,330 [+] 1.1% 204,568 1 0.25%
1972 44% Richard Nixon* (R) 118,156 71.3% George McGovern (D) 44,412 26.8% 3,204 [+] 1.9% 165,772 11 0.21%
1968 54% Richard Nixon (R) 88,303 52.1% Hubert Humphrey (D) 45,504 26.8% 35,745 [+] 21.1% 169,552 9 0.23%
1964 53% Barry Goldwater (R) 81,260 50.4% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 80,001 49.6% 21 0.0% 161,282 12 0.23%
1960 54% Richard Nixon (R) 96,814 60.8% John Kennedy (D) 61,118 38.4% 1,173 0.7% 159,105 11 0.23%
1956 51% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 90,256 60.8% Adlai Stevenson (D) 56,129 37.8% 2,121 1.4% 148,506 3 0.24%
1952 48% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 85,658 62.5% Adlai Stevenson (D) 51,128 37.3% 291 0.2% 137,077 7 0.22%
1948 31% Thomas Dewey (R) 44,534 54.7% Harry Truman* (D) 33,261 40.8% 3,638 [+] 4.5% 81,433 10 0.17%
1944 31% Thomas Dewey (R) 42,628 56.7% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 32,233 42.9% 332 0.4% 75,193 11 0.16%
1940 30% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 35,403 53.9% Wendell Willkie (R) 29,902 45.5% 344 0.5% 65,649 1 0.13%
1936 34% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 34,811 54.3% Alf Landon (R) 29,031 45.3% 238 [+] 0.4% 64,080 9 0.14%
1932 25% Herbert Hoover* (R) 23,595 53.0% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 20,224 45.5% 661 [+] 1.5% 44,480 13 0.11%
1928 26% Herbert Hoover (R) 32,487 76.7% Al Smith (D) 9,761 23.1% 83 [+] 0.2% 42,331 19 0.12%
1924 25% Calvin Coolidge (R) 23,436 63.0% John Davis (D) 11,451 30.8% 2,310 [+] 6.2% 37,197 9 0.13%
1920 32% Warren Harding (R) 32,741 72.1% James Cox (D) 12,512 27.5% 175 [+] 0.4% 45,428 12 0.17%
1916 20% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 16,582 65.8% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 8,301 32.9% 322 [+] 1.3% 25,205 20 0.14%
1912 20% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 10,774 44.2% Woodrow Wilson (D) 7,908 32.5% 5,671 [+] 23.3% 24,353 -2 0.16%
1908 24% William Taft (R) 17,643 66.7% William J. Bryan (D) 8,130 30.7% 667 [+] 2.5% 26,440 15 0.18%
1904 20% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 13,548 66.5% Alton Parker (D) 6,205 30.4% 635 [+] 3.1% 20,388 10 0.15%
1900 27% William McKinley* (R) 16,468 64.1% William J. Bryan (D) 8,664 33.7% 565 [+] 2.2% 25,697 12 0.18%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 138,943 33.9%
Donald Trump* (R) 262,100 64.0%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 4,924 1.2%
Other 3,316 0.8%
TOTAL 409,283
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 17


2016 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 98,061 29.4%
Donald Trump (R) 216,276 64.9%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 11,801 3.5%
Jill Stein (Grn) 2,411 0.7%
Evan McMullin (I) 1,641 0.5%
Other 3,140 0.9%
TOTAL 333,330
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 19


2012 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 100,062 31.4%
Mitt Romney (R) 213,102 66.8%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 3,308 1.0%
Other 2,534 0.8%
TOTAL 319,006
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 20


2008 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 117,811 34.6%
John McCain (R) 217,453 63.8%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,821 0.5%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 1,615 0.5%
Other 1,910 0.6%
TOTAL 340,610
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 18


2004 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 207,467 62.8%
John Kerry (D) 119,981 36.3%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,284 0.4%
Other 1,471 0.4%
TOTAL 330,203
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 12


2000 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 160,550 56.9%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 116,670 41.3%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 2,953 1.0%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 712 0.3%
Other 1,278 0.5%
TOTAL 282,163
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 9


1996 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 115,908 44.5%
Robert Dole (R) 126,871 48.7%
Ross Perot (Ref) 14,718 5.6%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 1,442 0.6%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 857 0.3%
Other 730 0.3%
TOTAL 260,526
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 8


1992 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 115,489 43.1%
George Bush* (R) 121,500 45.4%
Ross Perot (I) 29,762 11.1%
Other 965 0.4%
TOTAL 267,716
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 8


1988 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 136,061 63.1%
Michael Dukakis (D) 78,595 36.4%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 293 0.1%
Other 838 0.4%
TOTAL 215,787
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): 10


1984 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 144,303 63.6%
Walter Mondale (D) 81,209 35.8%
Other 1,225 0.5%
TOTAL 226,737
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 5


1980 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 126,638 57.7%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 83,693 38.1%
John Anderson (I) 7,533 3.4%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 972 0.4%
Other 603 0.3%
TOTAL 219,439
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 7


1976 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 102,274 50.0%
Gerald Ford* (R) 99,964 48.9%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 945 0.5%
Other 1,385 0.7%
TOTAL 204,568
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 1


1972 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 118,156 71.3%
George McGovern (D) 44,412 26.8%
John Schmitz (Amer) 3,197 1.9%
Other 7 0.0%
TOTAL 165,772
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 11


1968 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 88,303 52.1%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 45,504 26.8%
George Wallace (AIP) 35,745 21.1%
TOTAL 169,552
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 9


1964 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 80,001 49.6%
Barry Goldwater (R) 81,260 50.4%
Other 21 0.0%
TOTAL 161,282
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 12


1960 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 61,118 38.4%
Richard Nixon (R) 96,814 60.8%
Other 1,173 0.7%
TOTAL 159,105
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 11


1956 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 90,256 60.8%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 56,129 37.8%
Other 2,121 1.4%
TOTAL 148,506
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 3


1952 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 85,658 62.5%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 51,128 37.3%
Other 291 0.2%
TOTAL 137,077
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 7


1948 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 33,261 40.8%
Thomas Dewey (R) 44,534 54.7%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 2,993 3.7%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 378 0.5%
Other 267 0.3%
TOTAL 81,433
Turnout: 31% Diff (US): 10


1944 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 32,233 42.9%
Thomas Dewey (R) 42,628 56.7%
Other 332 0.4%
TOTAL 75,193
Turnout: 31% Diff (US): 11


1940 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 35,403 53.9%
Wendell Willkie (R) 29,902 45.5%
Other 344 0.5%
TOTAL 65,649
Turnout: 30% Diff (US): 1


1936 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 34,811 54.3%
Alf Landon (R) 29,031 45.3%
William Lemke (Union) 14 0.0%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 95 0.1%
Other 129 0.2%
TOTAL 64,080
Turnout: 34% Diff (US): 9


1932 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 20,224 45.5%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 23,595 53.0%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 255 0.6%
Other 406 0.9%
TOTAL 44,480
Turnout: 25% Diff (US): 13


1928 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 32,487 76.7%
Al Smith (D) 9,761 23.1%
Other 83 0.2%
TOTAL 42,331
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): 19


1924 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 23,436 63.0%
John Davis (D) 11,451 30.8%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 2,276 6.1%
Other 34 0.1%
TOTAL 37,197
Turnout: 25% Diff (US): 9


1920 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 32,741 72.1%
James Cox (D) 12,512 27.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 175 0.4%
TOTAL 45,428
Turnout: 32% Diff (US): 12


1916 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 8,301 32.9%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 16,582 65.8%
Other 322 1.3%
TOTAL 25,205
Turnout: 20% Diff (US): 20


1912 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 7,908 32.5%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 10,774 44.2%
William Taft* (R) 5,118 21.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 350 1.4%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 203 0.8%
TOTAL 24,353
Turnout: 20% Diff (US): -2


1908 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 17,643 66.7%
William J. Bryan (D) 8,130 30.7%
Other 667 2.5%
TOTAL 26,440
Turnout: 24% Diff (US): 15


1904 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 13,548 66.5%
Alton Parker (D) 6,205 30.4%
Other 635 3.1%
TOTAL 20,388
Turnout: 20% Diff (US): 10


1900 President, Knoxville, TN Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 16,468 64.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 8,664 33.7%
Other 565 2.2%
TOTAL 25,697
Turnout: 27% Diff (US): 12
* incumbent