Category Archives: Data and tools
TNSDC Submits Comments on OMB Metropolitan Statistical Area Proposal
A proposal to increase the urban area population for Metropolitan Statistical Areas from 50,000 people to 100,000 people was published in January. TNSDC was among hundreds of organizations submitting a response to the Federal Register notice.
2020 Census Data Product Delays Continue
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.
2019 Births Rates Show Continued Slowing
New Tennessee birth data shows that despite the state’s growing population, the number of births have remained relatively flat for nearly a decade. We took a look at the factors driving this trend and the state’s falling birth rate.
Schedule Falling into Place for 2020 Census Product Rollout
The timeline for the initial 2020 Census data products is beginning to fall into place. Release dates for the TIGER geographic products have been set, but a final determination of the timelines for 2020 apportionment counts and redistricting data is outstanding.
Celebrating #GISday in Tennessee
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.
1990-2010 Housing Unit and Vacancy Rate Changes in Davidson County
We used historic census data from the IPUMS National Historic GIS to look at some basic housing unit trends in Nashville/Davidson County including housing unit growth between 1990 and 2020 and changes to housing vacancy rates over the same period.
TDOH COVID-19 Compatible Population Estimates by Age Available
Population data is used to calculate infection rates and in cooperation with the Census Bureau, we’ve compiled new age data for all 95 Tennessee counties to help improve the accuracy of age-based COVID-19 rates.
Microdata Geography Update Planned for 2021
Public Use Microdata Areas, or PUMAs, are statistical with no fewer than 100,000 people for which anonymized, individual Census responses are released. In late 2021, the State Data Center will lead an update to Tennessee’s PUMA boundaries.
Data About Tennessee’s Veterans
According to 2018 census data, there were over 435,000 veterans living in Tennessee comprising about 8.5% of the state’s population. We’ve compiled links to state and county-level data to help ease the search for this information.
Does Differential Privacy affect 2020 Census Results?
2020 Census results are confidential—but what if today’s computing power could be harnessed to reconstruct responses and re-identify individuals who responded? New procedures to protect privacy are important, but they can also affect the accuracy of the published results.