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Tennessee State Data Center

We’re experts in accessing, understanding and disseminating data about Tennessee. We make it understandable and useful to citizens, businesses and agencies across the state.


Gregg Robinson in front of the TNSDC sign Renowned Census Demographer’s Roots Date Back to 1972 at UT’s Boyd Center November 3, 2022 - We sat down with Gregg Robinson, former UT graduate, Boyd Center researcher and U.S. Census Bureau demographer to discuss the Tennessee population projections he helped author fifty year ago. He discusses his distinguished career at the bureau and 2020 Census outcomes.
Chattanooga RPA logo Chattanooga RPA Rolls Out 5-Year ACS Extraction Tool for ArcGIS Pro November 1, 2022 - 5-year American Community Survey data straight to ArcGIS Pro maps and geodatabases. A new tool from Randy Pullen at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency gets tract-level American Community Survey data directly into ArcGIS Pro.
Faster Census Data Retrieval and Population Estimates Featured in Fall Webinars October 24, 2022 - Two events are on tap in November featuring Census Bureau experts that can help make you a data pro! All TNSDC webinars are free, but we do require registration. Read on for more details and to get registered.

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TNSDC Toplines

89.7 Percent of Tennessee Adults Graduated High School

according to the Boyd Center’s 2023 Economic Report to the Governor. The number of high school graduates 25 years and older grew by 5.5 points since 2011 and now exceeds the U.S. rate of 89.4 percent. The 2021 American Community Survey data also show the state’s 30.5 percent college attainment still lagged the nation by 4.5 points.

6.9 Percent of Tennessee’s Net Jobs Created were High-Tech

in 2020, as measured by the Business Dynamics Statistics of U.S. High Tech Industries. The new experimental data shows that 2,900 high-tech firms in computer, electronics, aerospace and engineering industries operated in the Tennessee. That year the sector represented 2.5 percent of the state’s employment, and since 2018 has been growing 1.1 percent annually.

Featured Tools

Center of Population of U.S. States and Counties
This interactive application shows the mean center of population for each state and county in the U.S. in 2000, 2010 and 2020. The application visualizes the degree of population shift each decade using lines that connect the center to its prior location.

Unemployment Insurance Claims for Tennessee, Regions and Counties
COVID-19 related layoffs sent unemployment claims to record levels in April, 2020. This dashboard provides detailed tracking of the claims filed for each county and region for March 2020 – July 2021.

2013 and 2018 Core-based Statistical Area Comparison
In 2020, statistical agencies will begin using new metropolitan and micropolitan area boundaries. This app lets you compare the old new boundaries.