Roane County touts its lakefront living, but the county is well behind many of its neighbors in population growth.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the county’s population increased 3.1 percent from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009.
“That’s almost zero growth,” Commissioner Ron Berry said.
That hasn’t been the case with some neighboring counties. Loudon, Monroe, Cumberland and Knox counties are booming in terms of population, according to the Census data.