Past, current or projected population for Tennessee – we have you covered.
The current population of cities and counties in Tennessee is updated annually by the U.S. Census Bureau. Tennessee’s population projection through 2070, is updated every two years and is available for free download.
Population Data in the News
Population Projections for Incorporated Areas in TennesseeJuly 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.
Impact of COVID-19 on Population Migration Remains UnclearFebruary 9, 2021-The short-term health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are fairly clear, but the effects on population migration are not. Some recent reports begin to provide insight into the effect on Tennessee migration trends.
2019 Births Rates Show Continued SlowingFebruary 5, 2021-New Tennessee birth data shows that despite the state’s growing population, the number of births have remained relatively flat for nearly a decade. We took a look at the factors driving this trend and the state's falling birth rate.
Current population of Tennessee Cities and Counties
Each year, the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program utilizes current data on births, deaths and migration to calculate population change since the most recent decennial census. Data are available for the state, counties and all Tennessee municipalities.
Tennessee Population Projections
We provide single-year population projections for each county in Tennessee by race, age and sex for each year from 2018 to 2070. The projections are produced by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center.