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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.


Breaking Down the 2022 Population Estimates: What Drove Tennessee’s Big Gain Last Year? March 14, 2023 - The southern U.S. saw big population gains last year and so did Tennessee. 81,646 more people moved into the state than moved out of it - a record-level of domestic net migration.
2021 Data Show Bump in Births, Rise in Deaths in Tennessee February 27, 2023 - Tennessee saw an unexpected increase in the number of births in 2021. It also saw a jump in the number of deaths. In different ways, both events were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We take close look at what changed in the first two years of the decade.
Man cutting vegetables in the kitchen Tennesseans Paid 9 Percent Less For Goods and Services than US Average January 24, 2023 - Although inflation grew sharply in 2021, prices in Tennessee were below the national level. The cost of goods, services and housing were 9.1 percent under the U.S. average. Updated regional price data also shows how affordability of the state's metro areas breaks down.

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58.9% Labor Force Participation Rate

in Tennessee continues to hover just above a historic low for the indicatorLocal Area Unemployment Statistics data show that in February, the state’s seasonally adjusted 3.29-million-person civilian labor force has contracted by 42,000 people compared to the same month one year ago. The previous 58.7 percent low came in April 2020.

639 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

are available in public locations across Tennessee, according to the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Those stations hold 1,490 EV charging ports. The agency’s quarterly reports show that the number of ports grew five percent nationally in the second and third quarters of 2022 and now totals over 132,000 nationwide.

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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.