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
3,404,140
51.2%
50.8
Male
3,247,060
48.8%
49.2
Total Population
6,651,190
 
 

Tennessee Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
404,168
6.1% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
414,174
6.2% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
427,162
6.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
430,207
6.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
448,285
6.7% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
886,029
13.3% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
837,897
12.6% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
893,927
13.4% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
444,547
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
419,543
6.3% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
628,370
9.4% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
307,956
4.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
108,929
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
5,147,940
77.4%
77.2
Female
2,674,580
52.0%
51.3%
Male
2,473,360
48.0%
48.7%
21 Years and over
4,880,140
73.4%
73.1
62 Years and over
1,293,020
19.4%
18.8
65 Years and over
1,045,260
15.7%
15.2
Female
584,930
56.0%
55.8%
Male
460,325
44.0%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

Tennessee Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
6,511,340
97.9% 
96.8
White
5,177,480
77.8% 
72.6
Black or African American
1,114,430
16.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
19,053
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
116,375
1.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
30,772
0.5% 
1.2
Chinese
18,675
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
12,816
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
6,316
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
12,094
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
9,198
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
26,504
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
4,798
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,088
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
177
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
583
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
2,950
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
79,206
1.2% 
5.1
Two or More Races
139,850
2.1% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
347,442
5.2% 
17.8
Mexican
226,943
3.4% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
31,336
0.5% 
1.7
Cuban
9,879
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
79,284
1.2% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
6,303,750
94.8% 
82.2

Tennessee Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
216,289
4.8% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
374,024
8.3% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,465,940
32.4% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
959,498
21.2% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
328,595
7.3% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
756,055
16.7% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
426,800
9.4% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
590,313
13.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
3,936,888
87.0%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
1,182,855
26.1%
31.2

Tennessee Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,640,047
30.3%
33.7
Now Married
2,615,280
48.4%
47.5
Divorced
685,496
12.7%
11.0
Separated
122,016
2.3%
2.0
Widowed
342,856
6.3%
5.8

Tennessee Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
5,810,000
93.0%
78.4%
Languages other than english
437,030
7.0%
21.6%
Spanish
261,214
4.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
73,556
1.2%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
68,782
1.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
33,478
0.5%
1.1%

Tennessee Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
201,420
7.9%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
136,845
5.4%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
303,843
11.9%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
285,015
11.1%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
380,168
14.9%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
470,193
18.4%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
298,237
11.7%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
279,779
10.9%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
102,869
4.0%
5.8
$200,000 or more
97,963
3.8%
6.4
Median household income
48,547
 
57,617
Per capita income
27,087
 
31,128

Tennessee Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
32,361
1.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
306,063
10.1%
9.8
Construction
194,770
6.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
664,700
22.0%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
172,599
5.7%
6.6
Information
52,126
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
384,845
12.7%
10.1
Other services except public administration
145,806
4.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
294,776
9.7%
11.4
Public administration
127,325
4.2%
4.6
Retail trade
374,579
12.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
197,936
6.5%
5.2
Wholesale trade
76,711
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
269,378
8.9%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,039,320
34.4%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
478,436
15.8%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
727,839
24.1%
23.3
Service occupations
509,620
16.8%
18.1

Tennessee Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,979,860
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,489,610
83.5%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
255,862
8.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
20,698
0.7%
5.1
Walked
39,448
1.3%
2.7
Other means
35,185
1.2%
1.8
Worked at home
139,052
4.7%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.1
 
26.6

Tennessee Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
147,508
5.8%
8.7
1 vehicles
833,698
32.6%
33.2
2 vehicles
958,803
37.5%
37.1
3 or more
616,323
24.1%
21.0

Tennessee Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,556,330
87.6%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,664,020
65.1%
63.1
Renter Occupied
892,314
34.9%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
363,366
12.4%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

Tennessee Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,919,700
1 room
44,940
1.5%
2.4
2 rooms
46,035
1.6%
2.7
3 rooms
186,340
6.4%
9.1
4 rooms
477,025
16.3%
16.5
5 rooms
630,775
21.6%
19.8
6 rooms
572,458
19.6%
17.8
7 rooms
373,741
12.8%
12.0
8 rooms
249,856
8.6%
8.6
9 rooms or more
338,528
11.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Tennessee Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,919,700
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,991,650
68.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
89,256
3.1%
5.9
2-units
91,690
3.1%
3.6
3 or 4 units
93,383
3.2%
4.4
5 to 9 units
143,063
4.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
112,949
3.9%
4.4
20 or more units
127,418
4.4%
9.0
Mobile home
268,399
9.2%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,894
0.1%
0.1

Tennessee Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
176,830
6.1%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
138,201
4.7%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
257,982
8.8%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
302,294
10.4%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
452,442
15.5%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
420,961
14.4%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
530,899
18.2%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Tennessee Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
818,768
32.0%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
99,337
3.9%
4.7
Electricity
1,570,460
61.4%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
9,798
0.4%
4.8
Coal or coke
727
0.0%
0.1
Wood
47,265
1.8%
1.9
Solar energy
126
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
2,437
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
7,415
0.3%
1.1

Tennessee Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
989,445
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
29,603
3.0%
10.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
32,504
3.3%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
33,005
3.3%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
69,747
7.0%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
157,964
16.0%
11.9%
$500 to $999
329,908
33.3%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
336,714
34.0%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
480,764
48.9%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
157,601
16.0%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
98,441
10.0%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
62,131
6.3%
7.0%
35.0% or more
184,526
18.8%
21.3%
Not Computed
5,982
0.0%
0.0%

Tennessee Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
822,456 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
185,936
22.6%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
42,167
5.1%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
8,992
1.1%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
4,164
0.5%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
4,179
0.5%
1.8%
$500 to $999
452,615
55.0%
41.0%
Less than $500
124,403
15.1%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
69,858
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
806
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
115,119
14.5%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
105,028
13.2%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
101,725
12.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
98,139
12.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
71,623
9.0%
9.0%
35.0% or more
304,559
38.3%
40.7%
Not Computed
96,121
0.0%
0.0%

Tennessee Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,664,020
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
139,386
8.4%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
307,860
18.5%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
328,382
19.7%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
300,298
18.0%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
294,521
17.7%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
197,618
11.9%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
80,080
4.8%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
15,873
1.0%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
157,700
 
205,000
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