Tennessee
Demographic Data






Tennessee POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Tennessee Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Tennessee is:
6,829,174

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
16.4%
18 - 24:
9.2%
25 - 34:
13.6%
35 - 54:
25.7%
55 - 64:
13.0%
Over 65 Years:
16.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
87.5%
87.5%
College Graduated
27.3%
27.3%
Attending College
4.8%
4.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Tennessee
$29,859
$29,859
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Tennessee
$53,320
$53,320
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
15.2%

Employment Industries in TN

Healthcare
14.1%
14.1%
Manufacturing
13.0%
13.0%
Retail
11.7%
11.7%
Education
8.4%
8.4%
Accommodation
8.0%
8.0%
Construction
6.5%
6.5%
Transportation
5.6%
5.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.2%
5.2%
Other
4.8%
4.8%
Administration
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
4.1%
4.1%
Finance
4.0%
4.0%
Wholesale
2.6%
2.6%
Arts
1.8%
1.8%
Real Estate
1.8%
1.8%
Information Technology
1.7%
1.7%
Utilities
1.0%
1.0%
Agriculture
0.8%
0.8%
Management
0.2%
0.2%
Mining
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
73.8%
73.8%
Black Or African American
16.6%
16.6%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Asian
1.7%
1.7%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.1%
2.1%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.4%
5.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
26.5%
26.5%
Irish
9.3%
9.3%
German
9.0%
9.0%
English
8.5%
8.5%
Italian
2.2%
2.2%
Scots-Irish
2.1%
2.1%
European
2.1%
2.1%
Scottish
2.1%
2.1%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Polish
1.1%
1.1%
Dutch
1.0%
1.0%
African
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.7%
0.7%
Welsh
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
French Canadian
0.3%
0.3%
Scandinavian
0.2%
0.2%
Swiss
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
92.8%
92.8%
Spanish
4.2%
4.2%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
Indic languages
0.4%
0.4%
German
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Gujarathi
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born TN Residents
5.1%