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New population totals for Tennessee counties and cities has been one of the most anticipated numbers to come out of the 2020 Census. We combined the new information with data from 2000 and 2010 to produce population totals and change for the twenty-year period.

By August 16, 2021, population data from the 2020 Census for the state’s counties and municipalities will be released. Because the data will require processing before it can be viewed, we compiled the basic information needed to plan for the release, access it and extract the new data.

Tennessee’s resident population grew to 6,910,840 over the past decade according to new 2020 Census results. The 8.9% growth rate was slower than the two previous decades but was enough to move the state up one spot to become the nations 16th most populous.

The first look at Tennessee’s 2020 Census results is just days away with the state-level apportionment counts planned for release by April 30th and more detailed information coming in August, 2021.

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.

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.

The conclusion of 2020 Census self-response and field operations is September 30th, but with just days to go, efforts to complete the count of Tennessee’s residents continue.

The September 30 deadline for collecting responses is now just 36 days away, and door-to-door field work by Census takers is underway across the state. While this signals that the end of the 2020 Census enumeration process is near, there is still work to do.

Door-to-door follow-up is now underway for homes that have not responded to the 2020 Census in Tennessee, and a new September 30 deadline has increased the urgency of getting all Tennesseans counted.

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.