Tennessee Demographic Data

Tennessee Demographic Summary

  • Population: 6,456,243
  • Area: 42,145.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 41,235.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 910.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 153.19 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 711.94 ft
  • Time Zone: Multiple
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Tennessee Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
3,385,610
51.3%
50.8
Male
3,214,690
48.7%
49.2
Total Population
6,600,300
 
 

Tennessee Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
399,237
6.0% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
414,645
6.3% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
423,160
6.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
432,276
6.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
457,494
6.9% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
865,801
13.1% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
841,160
12.7% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
893,939
13.5% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
459,186
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
397,621
6.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
607,647
9.2% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
293,726
4.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
114,407
1.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
5,106,500
77.4%
77.1
Female
2,651,520
51.9%
51.4%
Male
2,454,970
48.1%
48.6%
21 Years and over
4,837,140
73.3%
72.9
62 Years and over
1,245,690
18.9%
18.3
65 Years and over
1,015,780
15.4%
14.9
Female
567,457
55.9%
55.9%
Male
448,323
44.1%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
39

Tennessee Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
6,459,320
97.9% 
96.9
White
5,129,340
77.7% 
73.1
Black or African American
1,110,410
16.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
19,294
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
107,075
1.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
24,869
0.4% 
1.2
Chinese
17,844
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
12,004
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
5,290
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
12,094
0.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
11,168
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
23,806
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2,909
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,199
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
372
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
733
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
605
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
90,293
1.4% 
4.8
Two or More Races
140,980
2.1% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
333,460
5.1% 
17.6
Mexican
204,982
3.1% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
28,374
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
12,397
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
87,707
1.3% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
6,266,840
94.9% 
82.4

Tennessee Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
237,285
5.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
386,520
8.6% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,482,140
33.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
915,965
20.5% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
300,500
6.7% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
719,980
16.1% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
431,100
9.6% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
623,805
13.9%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
3,849,685
86.0%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
1,151,080
25.7%
30.6

Tennessee Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,615,506
30.1%
33.5
Now Married
2,600,950
48.5%
47.5
Divorced
684,383
12.8%
11.0
Separated
116,230
2.2%
2.1
Widowed
346,190
6.5%
5.8

Tennessee Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
5,772,560
93.1%
78.5%
Languages other than english
428,498
6.9%
21.5%
Spanish
241,083
3.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
74,313
1.2%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
68,982
1.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
44,120
0.7%
1.0%

Tennessee Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
203,139
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
151,823
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
305,021
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
288,302
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
375,764
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
468,464
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
282,033
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
272,443
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
89,259
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
94,012
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
47,275
 
55,775
Per capita income
26,216
 
29,979

Tennessee Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
28,833
1.0%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
286,287
9.5%
9.8
Construction
178,799
6.0%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
672,449
22.4%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
171,030
5.7%
6.5
Information
54,708
1.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
390,879
13.0%
10.3
Other services except public administration
153,214
5.1%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
297,811
9.9%
11.3
Public administration
119,564
4.0%
4.6
Retail trade
370,274
12.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
193,532
6.5%
5.1
Wholesale trade
81,434
2.7%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
267,287
8.9%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,029,170
34.3%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
469,539
15.7%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
722,593
24.1%
23.6
Service occupations
510,228
17.0%
18.0

Tennessee Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,954,050
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,478,420
83.9%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
264,633
9.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
24,614
0.8%
5.2
Walked
36,170
1.2%
2.8
Other means
38,819
1.3%
1.8
Worked at home
111,397
3.8%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.0
 
26.0

Tennessee Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
159,365
6.3%
8.9
1 vehicles
816,166
32.3%
33.5
2 vehicles
972,072
38.4%
37.2
3 or more
582,657
23.0%
20.3

Tennessee Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,530,260
87.5%
87.7
Owner Occupied
1,665,500
65.8%
63.0
Renter Occupied
864,762
34.2%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
362,147
12.5%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Tennessee Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,892,410
1 room
40,020
1.4%
2.3
2 rooms
38,171
1.3%
2.5
3 rooms
191,814
6.6%
9.0
4 rooms
474,637
16.4%
16.6
5 rooms
637,859
22.1%
20.0
6 rooms
554,863
19.2%
17.9
7 rooms
368,385
12.7%
12.1
8 rooms
248,979
8.6%
8.5
9 rooms or more
337,679
11.7%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Tennessee Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,892,410
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,991,020
68.8%
61.4
1-unit, attached
81,874
2.8%
5.8
2-units
85,027
2.9%
3.7
3 or 4 units
95,975
3.3%
4.5
5 to 9 units
135,259
4.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
112,785
3.9%
4.6
20 or more units
116,201
4.0%
8.8
Mobile home
271,751
9.4%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
2,514
0.1%
0.1

Tennessee Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
176,616
6.1%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
141,844
4.9%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
259,093
9.0%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
316,518
10.9%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
462,886
16.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
414,418
14.3%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
523,359
18.1%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Tennessee Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
825,190
32.6%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
99,323
3.9%
4.7
Electricity
1,533,970
60.6%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
9,813
0.4%
5.1
Coal or coke
258
0.0%
0.1
Wood
49,845
2.0%
2.0
Solar energy
236
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
3,564
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
8,060
0.3%
1.2

Tennessee Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
992,453
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
25,630
2.6%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
29,722
3.0%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
33,913
3.4%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
68,921
6.9%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
158,000
15.9%
$1,000 to 1,499
333,830
33.6%
$500 to $999
342,437
34.5%
42.7%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
465,823
47.2%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
153,548
15.6%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
105,999
10.7%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
67,977
6.9%
7.3%
35.0% or more
193,532
19.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
5,574
NR
NR

Tennessee Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
799,206 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
163,855
20.5%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
31,219
3.9%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
10,756
1.3%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
2,837
0.4%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
3,642
0.5%
1.5%
$500 to $999
454,964
56.9%
42.7%
Less than $500
131,933
16.5%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
65,556
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
785
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
107,617
13.9%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
100,671
13.0%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
97,132
12.5%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
95,409
12.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
72,942
9.4%
9.2%
35.0% or more
303,067
39.0%
41.4%
Not Computed
87,924
NR
NR

Tennessee Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,665,500
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
144,281
8.7%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
335,962
20.2%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
348,302
20.9%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
294,940
17.7%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
275,429
16.5%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
181,657
10.9%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
68,117
4.1%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
16,810
1.0%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
150,600
 
194,500
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