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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.


Screenshot of interactive map of population change between 2010 and 2010 New Interactive Map Details Population Change Across US Last Decade May 16, 2022 - A new interactive map shows the change in population between 2010 and 2020 for each of the country's 85,000 census tracts. The new higher resolution map adds detail to a decade of population change across the US. Explore the map and a list of the country's fastest-growing Census Tracts!
New Census Estimates Show Nashville-Davidson County Population Decrease in 2021 March 24, 2022 - Did Nashville lose population last year? 2021 Population Estimate data from the US Census Bureau show that Davidson County, which is centered in fast-growing Middle Tennessee, ceded some of the 90,000 people it gained between 2010 and 2020. We take a close look at the numbers.
Tennessee Could Add Nearly 1 Million New Residents by 2040 March 9, 2022 - Tennessee could grow by nearly a million people over the next 20 years and reach a total population of 7.87 million by 2040. New Boyd Center Population Projections for the state's 95 counties are now available.
Tennessee’s 2020 PUMA Delineations Finalized February 8, 2022 - Tennessee’s proposed 2020 Public Use Microdata Area (PUMAs) boundaries were finalized and submitted to the U.S. Census Bureau in late January 2022. Feedback from Tennessee data users drove delineation of the state's new statistical boundaries.

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46,934 housing units

were added to the state’s housing stock during the one-year period beginning July 1, 2020. The 1.5 percent increase was the 6th largest among all states and beat the nation’s 1.0 percent growth rate. Texas’ 229,000 units led the U.S. according to vintage 2021 estimates. Davidson County’s 12,500 net unit gain (+3.8 percent) led Tennessee counties in spite of reports its population fell over the same period.

52.8 percent of seniors

that graduated in the spring of 2021 enrolled at a postsecondary institution in the fall semester immediately after completing high school. The new College Going and the Class of 2021 report from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission showed a nine-point drop since 2019. Going rates fell across persistent race and gender gaps that the report details. College-going peaked at 64.4 percent in 2015 when Tennessee Promise was instituted.

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.