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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.

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.


New Tools and Data Releases


Other Recent Data Updates

2020 Census Urban Areas Release Set for Dec. 29 December 21, 2022 - Urban area boundaries from the 2020 Census will be released on December 29, 2022. This decade's criteria include a number of important changes that may results in fewer, smaller and potentially lower population areas. We look at what's changed and how the urban area data are used.
Chattanooga RPA logo Chattanooga RPA Rolls Out 5-Year ACS Extraction Tool for ArcGIS Pro November 1, 2022 - 5-year American Community Survey data straight to ArcGIS Pro maps and geodatabases. A new tool from Randy Pullen at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency gets tract-level American Community Survey data directly into ArcGIS Pro.
Producing Maps of Detailed Population Change between 2010 and 2020 May 16, 2022 - Maps showing more detailed subcounty population change between decades aren't very common because revisions Census Bureau’s “tracts” prevent direct comparison. Learn how we produced a nationwide made showing tract-level change last decade.



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.