McMinn County, Tennessee encompasses 430.13 square miles.  Incorporated areas within McMinn County include the City of Athens, Town of Calhoun, Town of Englewood, City of Etowah, and the City of Niota.  The City of Athens is the largest incorporated area and a Micropolitan Statistical Area.  The Athens Micropolitan Area is part of the larger Chattanooga – Cleveland – Athens Combined Statistical Area.  The 2010 Census of Population shows the population in McMinn County is 52,341, a 6.8 percent (6.8%) increase from the 2000 Census of Population.