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Category Archives: Population


17 Tennessee communities won challenges or reviews which increased their population reported in the 2020 Census. Two University of Tennessee groups helped a dozen local governments in these getting corrected population counts.


Maintaining tabs on the state’s growing population is partly dependent on accurate reporting of building permit data by the issuing agencies. An expanded State Data Center program is available to help communities verify, correct, and improve these important housing unit counts.


Our new interactive dashboard provides access to the latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimate data. It includes visualizations and key indicators that offer valuable insights into Tennessee’s county-level population trends. Learn more and try it for yourself.


Seniors remain Tennessee’s fastest growing age group, but the pace has picked up for the state’s prime working-age population over the past two-years. We examine some recent trends that could positively impact the state’s labor force.


If 2021 was the year of the small city, 2022 was the year of the large metro in Tennessee. The state’s biggest communities lead population increases last year. We dig in on the new Vintage 2022 Population Estimates for cities and towns released on May 18th.


Most Tennessee counties had a population increase last year. Record levels of domestic migration have even slowed rural population losses. We took a closer look at where the big changes were in 2022 and how the numbers look across the rest of the state.


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.


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.


2022 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau showed a notable increase in Tennessee’s population. The new data includes information about the number of people of moving into and out of the state which shows it was a record year for new residents calling Tennessee home.


We sat down with Gregg Robinson, former UT graduate, Boyd Center researcher and U.S. Census Bureau demographer to discuss the Tennessee population projections he helped author fifty year ago. He discusses his distinguished career at the bureau and 2020 Census outcomes.