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Population
  2010 2019
Population 6,346,105 6,829,174
Rank 17 16
Median Age 38.0 39.0
   
Total 8 year-olds 82,528 82,100
Boys 42,191 41,894
Girls 40,337 40,206
Total 9 year-olds 84,193 83,080
Boys 43,049 42,567
Girls 41,144 40,513
Total 10 year-olds 85,541 83,950
Boys 43,850 42,635
Girls 41,691 41,315
Total 11 year-olds 84,579 87,672
Boys 43,517 44,650
Girls 41,062 43,022
Total 12 year-olds 83,100 87,358
Boys 42,447 44,595
Girls 40,653 42,763
Total 13 year-olds 82,354 86,678
Boys 42,170 44,318
Girls 40,184 42,360
Total 14 year-olds 83,367 85,644
Boys 43,055 43,550
Girls 40,312 42,094
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 83.6% 82.0%
Car Pool 10.0% 8.9%
Public Transportation 0.7% 0.6%
Work at Home 3.4% 5.6%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 90.5%

Geography
  2010
Capital Nashville
Largest City Memphis
Second Largest City Nashville
Persons Per Square Mile 153.9

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 2,202 2,220
Amusement Parks 7 9
Fast-Food Restaurants 4,412 5,319
Toy Stores 160 154
Video/Disc Rental Stores 267 35
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 13 11
Candy & Nut Stores 41 45
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 128 164
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 4 4

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: June 1, 1796
  • Population 1800: 105,602
  • Population 1860: 1,002,717
  • Population 1900: 2,020,616
  • Population 1950: 3,291,718
  • Population 2000: 5,689,283
  • Population 2010: 6,346,105

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Volunteer State
  • Flower : Iris
  • Tree : Tulip Poplar
  • Bird : Mockingbird
  • Horse : Tennessee Walking Horse
  • Animal : Raccoon
  • Insert : Firefly

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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