Tennessee

6,651,194 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

41,235.8 square miles 161.3 people per square mile 95 Counties       427 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
2.1%
was 2.1%
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Population Density
161.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.5%
was 51.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.8%
was 5.0%
Ranked 36th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
22.6%
was 22.6%
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
15.7%
was 15.4%
Ranked 25th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 5.8
Ranked 7th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
15.8%
was 16.7%
Ranked 40th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$46,574
was $47,275
Ranked 44th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.9
47.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,014
Ranked 48th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
15
was 16
Ranked 39th Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
41,503
was 41,441
Ranked 37th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.2
was 5
Ranked 9th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
612.1
was 590.6
Ranked 4th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,936.2
was 3,180.9
Ranked 12th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
7
was 8
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
8
was 7
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
15
was 15
Ranked 14th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
2,919,698
was 2,892,407
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Median Rent
$806
was $785
Ranked 32nd Highest in US
Total Building Permits
24,151
was 20,153
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,556,332
was 2,530,260
 
Homeownership Rate
65.1%
was 65.8%
Ranked 29th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
16,883
was 13,945
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
70.8
was 70.1
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
28.9%
was 29.5%
Ranked 29th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
7,268
was 6,208
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 32nd Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.5
was 7.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.7
was 3.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 95.8%
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.7%
Ranked 37th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.5%
Ranked 22nd Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.0%
was 86.1%
Ranked 37th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.1%
was 25.7%
Ranked 42nd Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
7.4%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
35,587
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
7,161
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,128
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
41
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
143
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,326
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
869
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,776
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
5.3%
was 5.4%
Ranked 36th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
60.2%
was 58.8%
Ranked 45th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
3.2%
was 3.1%
Ranked 46th Highest in US

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