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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.

TNSDC Fall Webinar Series:

Event 1:  Accessing 2020 Census Redistricting Data

Ron Williams, U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau provides a number of ways to access the 2020 Census Redistricting Data released in August. In our first all webinar event, we’ll get an overview of those tools including and the Demographic Data Map Viewer from Tennessee-based expert, Ron Williams.


Population Projections for Incorporated Areas in Tennessee July 29, 2021 - Population projections for Tennessee's 345 cities and towns aren't readily available. So we leveraged the Boyd Center's county-level population projections and Census Bureau estimates to create a simple approach that can be replicated by communities across the state.
Tennessee Population Tops 6.9 Million in First 2020 Census Result April 28, 2021 - Tennessee’s resident population grew to 6,910,840 over the past decade according to new 2020 Census results. The 8.9% growth rate was slower than the two previous decades but was enough to move the state up one spot to become the nations 16th most populous.
Impact of COVID-19 on Population Migration Remains Unclear February 9, 2021 - The short-term health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are fairly clear, but the effects on population migration are not. Some recent reports begin to provide insight into the effect on Tennessee migration trends.

More News

TNSDC Toplines


housing units

were constructed in Tennessee in 2020, according to Building Permit Survey data. Driven by strong growth in Davidson County, the total reached a record high that eclipsed the previous mark of 46,000 in 2006. A new visualization tool improves access to state, county and place-level information.


Tennessee counties

were listed on the fiscal year 2022 index of the most economically distressed areas in the nation, down two counties since last year. The current index is based on a 3-year average of income, unemployment and poverty from 2017-2019 and is prepared by the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Featured Tools

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.

Special Censuses in Tennessee (2010-2020)

Fifty-four incorporated municipalities in Tennessee conducted a special census since the 2010. This interactive map shows the of the history of those counts.

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Tennessee COVID-19 Dashboard
We’re capturing daily updates from the Tennessee Department of Health to track the count of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state.

COVID-19 Data for Tennessee
Our data repository includes daily updates on the statewide and county situation. A separate errata document is also maintained.

Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers in public health, economics, public policy, agriculture, veterinary medicine and other disciplines are providing timely and evidence-based information for policymakers, industry and the public on pressing questions regarding the global pandemic.