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Data and Tools

Finding the right data can be a challenge. We’re here to help.

Thousands of data sources and retrieval tools are available from statistical agencies, educational institutions and the private sector. We’ve cataloged some of the best and most popular resources and, in some cases, shared information about how best to use them.


New Tools and Data Releases



Tennessee Economic Indicators

How is Tennessee’s economy fairing compared to the US? What about the performance of counties and regions of the state? We offer a dashboard of leading indicators for the state and a report showing the latest county and regional information.


Other Recent Data Updates

More Details on Canceled 1-Year American Community Survey Release October 13, 2021 - Additional details on the experimental data product that will replace the 2020 American Community Survey 1-Year data are now available. A limited number of tables for the U.S. and states will be made available by November 30, 2021.
Population Projections for Incorporated Areas in Tennessee July 29, 2021 - Population projections for Tennessee's 345 cities and towns aren't readily available. So we leveraged the Boyd Center's county-level population projections and Census Bureau estimates to create a simple approach that can be replicated by communities across the state.
TNSDC Submits Comments on OMB Metropolitan Statistical Area Proposal March 25, 2021 - 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.


TNSDC ArcGIS Online Group

TNSDC applications, web maps and geographic information system data are available for use and download through the Esri ArcGIS Online platform.