Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The county's latest spin

Officials over at the Deathstar just sent out a news release.

I'll let someone else digest it. I think it's about the census, but I don't read these things. (It probably is good news. Maybe. Probably some hidden bad news that someone left out, too. Heh.)

I've got some other stuff to write about, trouble to stir. Blah, Blah. Whatever.

Here ya go (beware, there's lots of numbers in it):

Knoxville, Tenn. — Knox County is a good place to live and do business, if the most current U.S. Census data is any indication.

U.S. Census data released today for Tennessee shows that the population in Knox County grew 13.1 percent from 382,032 to 432,226 between 2000 and 2010. This means growth in Knox County led the “big-four” metropolitan counties in the state.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shelby County’s population increased by 3.4 percent, Hamilton County’s by 9.3 percent, and Davidson County’s by 10 percent.

“The population growth over the last decade shows that Knox County is a place people want to live,” Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said. “Families come here because this is a great community that is business friendly, which positions us well for continued economic growth.”

January county unemployment numbers released last week show Knox County continues to have the lowest major metropolitan jobless rate in the state, and boasts the third lowest rate out of all 95 Tennessee counties.

“People born and raised in Knox County offer a wide range of skills and talents rooted in hard work, and those who move here only increase that level of talent and creativity, and that is good news for Knox County’s future,” Mayor Burchett said.

1 comment:

Dan Andrews said...

Mike your missing the pr screwup "“People born and raised in Knox County..." I am saying wtf, why isn't it people who live in Knox hmmm