Nationwide Claims to Fame

Tennessee is 11th out of 51 other states in Building permits (last year)

Tennessee is 11th out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

Tennessee is 12th out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

Tennessee is 14th out of 51 other states in Female residents

Tennessee is 15th out of 51 other states in Housing units

Tennessee is 16th out of 51 other states in Households

Tennessee is 16th out of 51 other states in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Tennessee is 17th out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

Tennessee is 17th out of 51 other states in Retail sales

Tennessee is 18th out of 51 other states in Non-farm private employees

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Current population (2012) 6,456,243 17th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 41,234.9 34th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 153.9 21st 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.3% 30th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.1% 27th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.2% 25th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.2% 42nd 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 23.0% 42nd 28.2%
Race Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Race - White 79.3% 32nd 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 17.0% 12th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 46th 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.6% 38th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 41st 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 43rd 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.8% 37th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 75.1% 25th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Female residents 51.2% 14th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.5% 36th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Housing units 2,829,025 15th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 18.1% 35th 25.9%
Households 2,457,997 16th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 69.0% 23rd 66.1%
Home median value $137,200 35th $186,200
People per household 2.5 30th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 20,147 11th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Income per capita $24,197 40th $27,915
Income per household $43,989 46th $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.9% 11th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Tennessee Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 129,489 22nd 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 2,300,542 18th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 545,348 16th 27,092,908
Retail sales $77,547,291 17th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,563 34th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $10,626,759 21st $613,795,732

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