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Tennessee Population Total Tops 6.77 Million in 2018

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)