Tennessee | Data USA (2024)

Tennessee

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Tennessee | Data USA (1)Add Comparison

2021 Population

6.86M

1.29% 1-year growth

US Senator

N/AMarsha Blackburn

Republican Party

US Senator

N/ABill Hagerty

Republican Party

2021 Median Age

38.8

0% 1-year change

2021 Poverty Rate

14.3%

2.29% 1-year decrease

2021 Median Household Income

$58,516

6.72% 1-year growth

2021 Median Property Value

$193,700

9.07% 1-year growth

2021 Employed Population

3.01M

1.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Tennessee had a population of 6.86M people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $58,516. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Tennessee grew from 6.77M to 6.86M, a 1.29% increase and its median household income grew from $54,833 to $58,516, a 6.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tennessee are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%).

7.4% of the households in Tennessee reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Tennessee are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tennessee are The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (7,694 degrees awarded in 2021), University of Memphis (4,820 degrees), and Vanderbilt University (4,734 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Tennessee was $193,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

Most people in Tennessee drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Tennessee was 2 cars per household.

Tennessee borders Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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Tennessee is home to a population of 6.86M people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.33% of Tennessee residents were born outside of the country (365k people).

In 2021, there were 4.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5M people) in Tennessee than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 195k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Tennessee are Spanish (271,483 households), Arabic (29,622 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (15,930 households).

Population by Location

Sex

RACE/ETHNICITY

The 3 PUMAS with the highest resident population

  1. 242,290

  2. Clarksville City PUMA, TN

    229,843

  3. Hendersonville City PUMA, TN

    193,022

In 2021 there were 6,859,497 residents in Tennessee.

The Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) with the highest resident population were Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR (156,169 people), Carr 2 (Noroeste) PUMA, PR (122,003 people), and Carr 2-Carr 100 PUMA, PR (125,723 people).

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Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY

3,497,212

Women

51%

3,362,285

Men

49%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 6,859,497 inhabitants, with 49% men, and 51% women.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2021 Citizenship

96.9%

2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 96.9% of Tennessee residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Tennessee was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Diversity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tennessee

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5M ± 2.9k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.12M ± 3.19k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    195k ± 4.87k

5.77%

Hispanic Population

396k people

In 2021, there were 4.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5M people) in Tennessee than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 195k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.77% of the people in Tennessee are hispanic (396k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    86,142 ± 7,160 people

  2. India

    24,764 ± 3,857 people

  3. Guatemala

    18,995 ± 3,379 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 86,142 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 24,764 and Guatemala with 18,995.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.33%

2021 Foreign-Born Population

365k people

5.13%

2020 Foreign-Born Population

347k people

As of 2021, 5.33% of Tennessee residents (365k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tennessee was 5.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages

  1. Spanish

    271,483 households (4.21%)

  2. Arabic

    29,622 households (0.459%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    15,930 households (0.247%)

7.4% of the households in Tennessee reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Tennessee was Spanish. 4.21% of the households in Tennessee reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    141,824 ± 2,702

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    94,515 ± 2,735

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    66,588 ± 2,240

Tennessee has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tennessee employs 3.01M people. The largest industries in Tennessee are (210,377 people), (172,771 people), and Construction (171,352 people), and the highest paying industries are ($122,298), Air transportation ($113,632), and Software publishing ($113,438).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,162. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Employment

Workforce Diversity

Measure

RACE/ETHNICITY

The workforce of Tennessee in 2020 was 2,962,985 people, with 48.5% woman, and 51.5% men.

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Workforce and Wage by Location

Measure

RACE/ETHNICITY

In 2021 there were 3,014,164 people working in Tennessee. The Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) that concentrated the largest workforce were Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR (40,362 people), Carr 2 (Noroeste) PUMA, PR (30,396 people), and Carr 2-Carr 100 PUMA, PR (29,954 people).

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Occupations

3.01M

2021 Value

1.73%

1 Year growth

± 1.73%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Tennessee grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 2.96M employees to 3.01M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tennessee, are (82,549 people), Registered nurses (72,052 people), and (67,100 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tennessee.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.01M

2021 Value

1.73%

1 Year growth

± 1.73%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Tennessee grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 2.96M employees to 3.01M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tennessee, are (210,377 people), (172,771 people), and Construction (171,352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tennessee, though some of these residents may live in Tennessee and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,259

Median earning men ± $251

$32,438

Median earning women ± $182

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,693), Information ($53,634), and Public Administration ($53,576).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,653), Public Administration ($43,370), and Information ($39,950).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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As of N/A N/A, there are N/A people employed in Tennessee. This represents a N/A% N/A in employment when compared to N/A N/A.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments

  1. 113,430

    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

  2. 78,286

    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

  3. 56,706

    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll

  1. $142M

    Manufacturing

  2. $122M

    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

  3. $62.9M

    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Trade

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. Electronics

    $51.3B

  2. Motorized vehicles

    $50.3B

  3. Pharmaceuticals

    $49.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $51.3B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($50.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.5B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$471B

2020 Value in Tennessee

$1.05T

Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee

123% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $471B. This is expected to increase 123% to $1.05T by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. Georgia

    $34.2B

  2. Texas

    $26.7B

  3. Kentucky

    $21B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $34.2B, followed by Texas with $26.7B and Kentucky and $21B.

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Civics

The most partisan county was N/A with N/A% of the vote going to N/A running for the N/A Party.

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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In the N/A presidential election, the most partisan county in Tennessee was N/A with N/A% of the vote going to N/A running for the N/A Party.

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Senator Elections

US Senators from Tennessee

N/AMarsha Blackburn

Senator from Tennessee1

Assumed office on January 3, 2019

N/ABill Hagerty

Senator from Tennessee2

Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representative Elections

US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2021, universities in Tennessee awarded 88,286 degrees. The student population of Tennessee in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 131,928 male students and 195,534 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tennessee are White (60,713 and 70.5%), followed by Black or African American (13,569 and 15.7%), Hispanic or Latino (4,392 and 5.1%), and Asian (2,617 and 3.04%).

The largest universities in Tennessee by number of degrees awarded are The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (7,694 and 8.71%), University of Memphis (4,820 and 5.46%), and Vanderbilt University (4,734 and 5.36%).

The most popular majors in Tennessee are (8,591 and 9.73%), Registered Nursing (4,957 and 5.61%), and (4,954 and 5.61%).

The median tuition costs in Tennessee are $20,928 for private four year colleges, and $8,172 and $19,518 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

University

Measure

In 2021 in Tennessee, the percentage of applicants admitted was 60.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 327,462 (40.3% men and 59.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 327,462 students enrolled in Tennessee, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 210,292 records, of which 58.9% were women and 41.1% men.

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Completions

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. Registered Nursing

    3,175 degree-majors awarded

  2. 2,421 degree-majors awarded

  3. General Psychology

    1,615 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tennessee was Registered Nursing with 3,175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tennessee according to their major.

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Universities

Gender

Race

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

    7,694 degrees awarded

  2. University of Memphis

    4,820 degrees awarded

  3. Vanderbilt University

    4,734 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Tennessee-Knoxville with 7,694 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 34,333 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tennessee, which is 0.636 times less than the 53,953 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 60,713 degrees mean that there were 4.47 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13,569 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Tuition

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,928) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,660) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Working Population

Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 0.767% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Tennessee in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.73M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (920k).

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The median property value in Tennessee was $193,700 in 2021, which is 0.791 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $177,600 to $193,700, a 9.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Tennessee is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Tennessee have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tennessee is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tennessee is $58,516. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Tennessee was Williamson County, TN with a value of $116,492, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $82,224 and $73,517.

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tennessee. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.01%.

Housing

Property

$193,700

Median Property Value 2021

±$886

$1.78M

Median Property Taxes

±$10,284

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tennessee the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.9%

Homeownership

2021

68.5%

Homeowners with Mortgage

2021

In 2021, 66.9% of the housing units in Tennessee were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Equity

Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Williamson County, TN

  2. Wilson County, TN

  3. Sumner County, TN

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tennessee was Williamson County, TN with a value of $116,492, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $82,224 and $73,517.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$58,516

Median Household Income

± $363

2.66M

Number of Households

± 13,377

In 2021, the median household income of the 2.66M households in Tennessee grew to $58,516 from the previous year's value of $54,833.

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Wage Distribution

0.463

2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

0.463

2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2021, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.126% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Transportation

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021

  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)

  2. Carpooled (8.52%)

  3. Worked At Home (8.03%)

In 2021, 80.5% of workers in Tennessee drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.52%) and those who worked at home (8.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tennessee have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Tennessee have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tennessee distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tennessee have 2 cars.

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Poverty

Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tennessee. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.01%.

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14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tennessee (956k out of 6.69M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tennessee is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.4% of the children was living in poverty in Tennessee. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.7%.

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Social Needs

Data only available at the state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. California

    35,798 individuals

  2. New York

    5,087 individuals

  3. Florida

    4,915 individuals

In 2017, California had the highest estimated number of chronically homeless individuals in the nation, at 35,798. New York has the second highest (5,087), followed by Florida (4,915).

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Security

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 621 in Tennessee. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.36 per 100,000 population.

The following map shows the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

The graph underneath the paragraph shows the trend of the indicator in Tennessee.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Tennessee has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Coverage

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,401 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%

Uninsured

46.2%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.12%

Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tennessee grew by 3.31% from 9.74% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tennessee changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Indicators

Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61 in Tennessee.

The map shows the distribution of the indicator in the counties of Tennessee and the graphic underneath the paragraph shows the trend of the indicator in Tennessee.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.6% in Tennessee.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Tennessee.

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FAQs

What percent of Tennessee is white? ›

Race and ethnicity (White alone 61.6%; Black alone 12.4%; Hispanic 18.7%; Asian alone 6%; American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.1%; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.2%; Some Other Race alone 8.4%; Two or More Races 10.2%). Diversity Index (61.1%, up from 54.9%).

Is Tennessee gaining or losing population? ›

Tennessee's population is now around 215,000 higher than the 2020 census count. Most of the population increase has occurred in Middle Tennessee, in the counties surrounding Nashville. But Knoxville and the counties around it have also seen an uptick in people.

What is the top 5 percent income in Tennessee? ›

According to the 2023 report, the top 1% of earners in Tennessee are making at least $535,000 per year. If you want to be a fraction of that, studies say you should at least make $220,000 a year — and that's just to be included in the top 5%.

Where do millionaires live in Tennessee? ›

Brentwood is often considered the most expensive city in Tennessee on average, with the median home value surpassing $1 million.

What is the poorest area in Tennessee? ›

According to the site, the poorest town in Tennessee is Jamestown. With a population of around 2,000, this small East Tennessee town has a median household of just $18,000 and median home value of $68,100, compared to the state average of $58,516 and $193,700, respectively.

What city in Tennessee is growing the fastest? ›

The Two Fastest Growing Cities Might Surprise You

Based on Census Bureau data, two of the 15 fastest growing cities in the United States over the last decade are located in Tennessee. They are Murfreesboro and Franklin. Murfreesboro, home of Middle Tennessee State University, is the sixth-largest city in Tennessee.

Are Californians still moving to Tennessee? ›

U.S. Census data shows about 226,000 people moved to Tennessee in 2022. California had the second-highest number of people moving to the Volunteer state, with 22,565 people. Tennessee saw its largest number of people moving in from Florida.

Is 100k a good salary in Tennessee? ›

Cities in the South, from Tennessee to Texas, dominated the top 10 cities where $100,000 goes the furthest. In Memphis, Tennessee, Americans can expect a $100,000 salary to offer a take-home value of $86,444. On the other hand, in cities like San Francisco and New York, $100,000 does not go nearly as far.

What is considered Upper Class in TN? ›

While ZipRecruiter is seeing salaries as high as $109,010 and as low as $20,187, the majority of Upper Class salaries currently range between $39,364 (25th percentile) to $68,635 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $86,804 annually in Tennessee.

What is middle class in Tennessee? ›

Meanwhile, in Tennessee, earning anywhere between $43,498 and $130,508 would classify you as middle class. The interactive table below shows each state's middle class range based on SmartAsset's report.

Where is the most expensive house in Tennessee? ›

Twin Rivers Farm could break records as Tennessee's priciest home if it fetches its $65 million asking price. The property is located just 30 miles southwest of Nashville in the suburb of Leipers Fork, known for attracting high-net-worth individuals and celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Nicole Kidman.

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