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Tennessee

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Table

Tennessee
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
6,975,218
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
6,975,218
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
6,910,840
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 6,910,840
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 6,346,105
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.0%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
78.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
17.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
73.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 428,519
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 5.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 3,087,963
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 66.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $177,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,272
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $389
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $897
Building permits, 2021 57,484
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 2,639,455
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 7.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 81.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 28.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 17,181,775
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 52,088,750
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,870,848
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 101,978,270
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,187
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $54,833
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $30,869
Persons in poverty, percent
13.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 140,905
Total employment, 2020 2,760,605
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 133,051,786
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 555,566
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 91,932
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 56,038
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 16,428
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,966
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 73,906
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,157
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 74,625
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 167.6
Population per square mile, 2010 153.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 41,232.49
Land area in square miles, 2010 41,234.90
FIPS Code 47
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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