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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.

Tennessee Economic and Fiscal Indicators

How does the state’s economic recovery look in your county or region? Following downturns related to COVID-19 that began in March, 2020, the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at UT began publishing a report highlighting key employment and revenue indicators.  Maps and tables are provided including employment, unemployment insurance claims and local sales tax collections.

FRED Dashboard

A dashboard of selected state-level economic indicators chosen by faculty and staff at the Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research at The University of Tennessee. They include unemployment, payroll, productivity and income. The interactive dashboard and data are hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.


Other Recent Data Updates

Microdata Geography Update Planned for 2021 July 29, 2020 - Public Use Microdata Areas, or PUMAs, are nonoverlapping, statistical geographic areas that partition each state into geographic areas containing no fewer than 100,000 people each. In 2021, the State Data Center will lead an update to the PUMA boundaries. We'll be seeking input from data users across the Tennessee.
Data About Tennessee’s Veterans July 8, 2020 - 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.
2020 Census Temporary Employment by State New Dashboard Features State-level Census Hiring Across US February 19, 2020 - Want to see how the 2020 Census temporary hiring is affecting employment in your area? A new dashboard from the Tennessee State Data Center shows just how many temporary workers are employed in each state across the nation.

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.