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Although inflation grew sharply in 2021, prices in Tennessee were below the national level. The cost of goods, services and housing were 9.1 percent under the U.S. average. Updated regional price data also shows how affordability of the state’s metro areas breaks down.


2022 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau showed a notable increase in Tennessee’s population. The new data includes information about the number of people of moving into and out of the state which shows it was a record year for new residents calling Tennessee home.


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.


We sat down with Gregg Robinson, former UT graduate, Boyd Center researcher and U.S. Census Bureau demographer to discuss the Tennessee population projections he helped author fifty year ago. He discusses his distinguished career at the bureau and 2020 Census outcomes.


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.


Two events are on tap in November featuring Census Bureau experts that can help make you a data pro! All TNSDC webinars are free, but we do require registration. Read on for more details and to get registered.


To streamline data collection and review, a requirement for the formatting of resident rosters has been added to the state’s Special Census procedures. It’s a minor update prior to what could be a busy year for municipalities across Tennessee.


Several recent articles from U.S. Census Bureau researchers highlighted some important population and demographic trends across the country. We took a closer look at a few of these articles and recap what they can tell us about the state of Tennessee.


The growth of adult population statewide was strong in 2021, but Tennessee’s two largest counties both saw population declines among people under age 65. We took at look at the last year of population change and how it varied by age across the state.


Data from the 2020 Census was released one year ago, but the window to correct errors in the decennial count will remain open until June 30, 2023. New tools from the Tennessee State Data Center can help communities identify and resolve Census Bureau processing errors.