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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

Map of Davidson County, Tennessee change in rate of housing unit vacancy 1990-2010 Housing Unit and Vacancy Rate Changes in Davidson County November 9, 2020 - We used historic census data from the IPUMS National Historic GIS to look at some basic housing unit trends in Nashville/Davidson County including housing unit growth between 1990 and 2020 and changes to housing vacancy rates over the same period.
TDOH COVID-19 Compatible Population Estimates by Age Available August 4, 2020 - Population data is used to calculate infection rates and in cooperation with the Census Bureau, we’ve compiled new age data for all 95 Tennessee counties to help improve the accuracy of age-based COVID-19 rates.
Microdata Geography Update Planned for 2021 July 29, 2020 - 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.

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.