New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Tennessee remained the nation’s 16th most populous state for the third year in a row in 2018. Although the state grew by 61,216 people last year, the rate of population growth slowed for the first time in 5 years.
The dip in grow rate was accompanied by slowing rates of domestic net migration and natural increase.
Read more: The dynamics behind these trends
More 2018 population estimates are forthcoming
Detailed 2018 estimates for counties and municipalities will be released as a series of three additional products beginning in April.
- Total Population and Components of Change Estimates for Counties and Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Areas (4/18/2019)
- Total Population Estimates for Incorporated Places and Housing Unit Estimate for Nation, States, Counties (5/23/2019)
- Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for the Nation, States, Counties (6/20/2019)