Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7:00 am (Updated: December 15, 7:58 am)
“Obviously, the economy is a reason,” County Commissioner Ron Berry said when he heard about Roane County’s relatively slow population growth rate of 3.1 percent over the past decade.
If Berry is talking about the overall economic slump, then it would be difficult to explain why Loudon County’s (19.5) population shot up around six times the rate of Roane’s, or Monroe’s (17.6) at more than five times the rate.
Then there is Meigs (11) and Rhea (9.2), each with a substantially higher growth rates.
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