New Census Bureau Reports Highlight Tennessee Population Trends
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.
Rise Among Tennesseans of Working, Retirement Age Drove Increase in 2021 State Population
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.
New TNSDC Resources Aid 2020 Census Error Review in Municipalities
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.
2020 Census Counts at Dorms, Nursing Homes and Prisons Now Eligible for Review
A new Census Bureau program designed to correct 2020 Census miscounts of residents at group quarter facilities is now operational. It lets city, county and state governments work with GQ operators to provide corrected April 1, 2020 residence counts at prisons, nursing homes and dormitories.
Tennessee’s Spring Hill Cracks Top 10 List of Nation’s Fastest Growing Cities in 2021
Spring Hill, located 30 miles south of Nashville, had the 10th largest percentage increase among U.S. cities in 2021. New Census Bureau data for the state’s 345 cities and towns showed strong growth for many of the state’s municipalities.
2020 Census Records Undercount of Tennessee Residents
News that Tennessee had a -4.78 percent undercount in the 2020 Census caught many by surprise. We dove into the numbers, the national totals and the 2010 results to try to set this announcement in context.
Producing Maps of Detailed Population Change between 2010 and 2020
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.
New Interactive Map Details Population Change Across US Last Decade
A new interactive map shows the change in population between 2010 and 2020 for each of the country’s 85,000 census tracts. The new higher resolution map adds detail to a decade of population change across the US. Explore the map and a list of the country’s fastest-growing Census Tracts!
New Census Estimates Show Nashville-Davidson County Population Decrease in 2021
Did Nashville lose population last year? 2021 Population Estimate data from the US Census Bureau show that Davidson County, which is centered in fast-growing Middle Tennessee, ceded some of the 90,000 people it gained between 2010 and 2020. We take a close look at the numbers.
Tennessee Could Add Nearly 1 Million New Residents by 2040
Tennessee could grow by nearly a million people over the next 20 years and reach a total population of 7.87 million by 2040. New Boyd Center Population Projections for the state’s 95 counties are now available.