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The federal government is fundamentally changing how data on race and ethnicity is collected and reported. We overview the new rules that will likely be one of the most consequential changes data users have seen in the last few decades.

Tennessee saw widespread population increases in 2023, with most counties in the state adding to their populations last year. Once again, the fastest-growing county was the mid-state stalwart, Rutherford County.

Our new intercensal estimates for Tennessee counties reconcile annual population figures from 2010-2020 with more accurate population data released after the 2020 Census. Learn more and explore the new data product!

17 Tennessee communities won challenges or reviews which increased their population reported in the 2020 Census. Two University of Tennessee groups helped a dozen local governments in these getting corrected population counts.

Rounding a series of decimal numbers to whole numbers can create situations where the sum of the rounded series no longer matches the original sum (control total). The Greatest Mantissa rounding algorithm is a simple and potential solution.

Maintaining tabs on the state’s growing population is partly dependent on accurate reporting of building permit data by the issuing agencies. An expanded State Data Center program is available to help communities verify, correct, and improve these important housing unit counts.

Our new interactive dashboard provides access to the latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimate data. It includes visualizations and key indicators that offer valuable insights into Tennessee’s county-level population trends. Learn more and try it for yourself.

Looking to supercharge your county-level data analysis? Our provides essential Tennessee geographic classifications that can be integrated with your existing county data.

Seniors remain Tennessee’s fastest growing age group, but the pace has picked up for the state’s prime working-age population over the past two-years. We examine some recent trends that could positively impact the state’s labor force.

Federal statistical area boundaries were changed in July. The new metro areas, which are used in federal data products and for determining program eligibility, were last updated in 2018. We highlight the changes and what that means for Tennessee communities.