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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.


2020 Census Tennessee Update 2020 Census Data Product Delays Continue February 8, 2021 - An extended counting phase and processing issues have pushed the release date for the 2020 Census Data Products back several times. More definitive information is now available about apportionment and redistricting data release plans.
2020 State Data Center Affiliate Meeting December 18, 2020 - The Tennessee State Data Center Affiliates met virtually on Monday, December 14, 2020. The 2-hour virtual session included project updates from State Data Center staff and affiliate agency representatives about ongoing work across the state.
Screen capture of Tennessee Special Census webmap Celebrating #GISday in Tennessee November 18, 2020 - We’re excited to celebrate #GISday. The State Data Center uses Geographic Information System (GIS) technology almost every day to help communicate information about Tennessee, our communities and changes occurring across the state.

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Is the 2021 Federal Poverty Guideline for a four-person household. The number determines program eligibility and varies from the Census Bureau Poverty Threshold, which measures the number of people living in poverty.


One-year population growth was reported for the state between July 2019 and July 2020. The estimated 0.83% annual increase beat the 2019 rate of 0.78%. Detailed county-level estimates are scheduled for a March 2021 release.

Featured Tools

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.

2020 Census Employment by State
The U.S. Census Bureau will hire almost 500,000 temporary workers for the 2020 Census. Using BLS data, we’re tracking state-level hires to see the nationwide impact on employment.

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.