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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.


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’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.
Tennessee center of population in 2020 New Application Highlights Shifting Center of Tennessee, U.S. Populations January 24, 2022 - A new TNSDC web application shows that Tennessee's 2020 center of population remains located near Murfreesboro in the middle part of the state following the release of updated calculations from the U.S. Census Bureau. Locations for all US states and counties from 2000 to 2020 are featured in the just released site.
Net Migration Surge Boosts Tennessee Population in 2021; Natural Change Negative January 18, 2022 - 2021 was one of the most dynamic years in population change in recent history. New data shows Tennessee's population grew in 2021. Record net gains from domestic migration were offset by a rise in deaths and drop in births. We break down the early numbers.

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24,072 More Jobs

were reported in Tennessee in February 2022 compared to the pre-pandemic high in February two years ago. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show these gains concentrated in the state’s metropolitan statistical areas where employment grew 1.7 percent. Employment in the state’s non-metro counties remained -1.0 percent under the 2020 mark. The survey also showed labor force participation fell one point to 60.4 percent.

782,000 People

was the reported 2020 Census net undercount. Overcounts rates among homeowners (1.48%) and non-Hispanic whites (1.64 percent) were higher in 2020. Undercounts rates among many groups also grew including Black or African America (-3.3 percent), Hispanic or Latino (-4.99 percent) and children under five (-2.79 percent). State-level coverage estimates released this summer will not include characteristics.

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.