Tennessee PopulationTennessee (U.S. state abbreviation is 'TN') is a landlocked state located in the south-eastern region of United States, borders North Carolina and South Carolina to the east, Virginia to the north-east, Kentucky to the north, Arkansas to the west, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia to the south. The state of Tennessee was named after a Indian Cherokee town 'Tanasi' or 'Tana-see' means 'Meeting place', became a state in 1796. Nashville city is the state capital and other top cities of Tennessee are Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro. Tennessee population in 2023 is estimated to be 7.07 million, ranks 16th populous state in United States. Tennessee population increased 140,553 people since from 2020 census. Its area is 42,143 sq miles (109,247 sq km) and area rank is 36th largest. The Tennessee Aquarium situated on the River Journey in Chattanooga, is the largest facility of most diverse animals of freshwater habitat and home to 10000 species in the United States.
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Tennessee
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Tennessee
July 1, 2020
Tennessee Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Tennessee by race are:
White population in Tennessee are 5,131,786, percentage wise 77.79 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Tennessee are 1,107,392, percentage wise 16.79 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Tennessee, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in Tennessee are 110,605, percentage wise 1.68 percent are asians, out of these 28,740 are Asian Indians, 19,575 are Chinese, 11,982 are Filipinos, 5,219 are Japanese, 10,913 are Korean, 11,768 are Vietnamese and 22,408 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in Tennessee are 340,063. Percentage wise 5.15 percent are hispanics, out of these 217,104 are Mexican people, 28,832 are Puerto Ricans, 11,372 are Cubans, and 82,755 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
Total Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders are 3,784, out of these 966 are Native Hawaiians, 711 are Guamanian/Chamorro, 1,102 are Samoans.
Hispanic or Latino's are 340,063, 217,104 are Mexicans, 28,832 are Puerto Ricans, 11,372 are Cubans. American Indians and Natives are 17,568, 5,698 are Cherokee tribals, 143 are Navajo tribals, 695 are Sioux tribal group and 259 are Chippewa tribals as on 2017.
|Black or African American||1,107,392||16.79%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||17,568||0.266%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||5,698||0.086%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||259||0.004%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||143||0.002%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||695||0.011%|
|Other Asian Population||22,408|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||3,784||0.06%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||711||0.011%|
|Other Pacific Islander||1,005|
|Some other race||88,745|
|Hispanic or Latino||340,063||5.15%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||82,755|
Top Cities of Tennessee
Nashville-Davidson is the populous city in Tennessee state with 669,053, As per the Urban Agglomation estimates of UN World Population Prospects, Nashville-Davidson population is 1.24 million in 2020. Memphis is the fifth most dangerous city in the US, and is the second populous with 650,618 and Knoxville is third populous with 187,500 in the state of Tennessee. Other major cities in this state are Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Barlett and some of these cities are most dangerous cities in Tennessee.
Tennessee population pyramid is a graphical representation of the age and sex of a population, wide base suggests growing population, narrow base indicates declining birth rates. Tennessee state has a stable population from 0 to 69 years, from 70 and above the decrease of population due to aging population, has a slighter less life expectancy, at 85+ years, female population is having higher expectancy and almost double the male population.
Tennessee Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Tennessee by age is 6,597,381, out of these 3,217,073 are male, 3,380,308 are female, The sex ratio of Tennessee is 952. The Tennessee population by age are, under 15 years is 1,241,415, 15 years and over is 5,355,966, 30 years and over is 4,027,760, 65 years and over is 1,013,356 and 85 years and over is 110,321. 48.76 percent are male, 51.24 percent are female, 18.82 percent are under 15 years old, 81.18 percent are 15 years and over, 61.05 percent are 30 years and over, 15.36 percent are 65 years and over, 1.67 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in TN
5,610 speak Hindi, 5,903 Gujarati, 2,570 Urdu, 201 Punjabi, 1,398 Bengali, 4,456 Nepali/marathi, 4,015 Telugu, 1,977 Malayalam/Kannada, 2015 are Tamil speakers.
People from east and mid asia, 14,774 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 4,341 Japanese, 8,417 Korean, 452 Hmong, 1,535 Khmer, 6,920 Thai/Lao/Tai-kadai, 7,298 speak Tagalog.
2,135 Ilocano/Samoan/Hawaiian, 23,463 Araic, 514 Hebrew, and regarding African languages, 6,039 Amharic/Somali, 5,699 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 3,601 Swahili.
10,931 speak French including Cajun, 1875 Haitian, 2276 Italian, 2391 Portuguese, 12233 German, 3647 Yiddish/Pennsylvania/Dutch, 868 Greek, 4305 Russian, 1175 Polish, 1130 Serbo-Croatian. 1776 Ukranian/Slavic language, 143 Armenian, 3261 speak Persian including Farsi/Dari.
|Speak only English||5,762,777||93.03|
Below table is the high school, college statistics of Tennessee state.
|Population 18 to 24 years||621,284||314,541||306,743|
|Less than high school graduate||73,827||43,238||30,589|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||221,523||124,002||97,521|
|Some college or associates degree||267,424||124,513||142,911|
|Bachelors degree or higher||58,510||22,788||35,722|
|Population 25 years and over||4,478,450||2,137,446||2,341,004|
|Less than 9th grade||228,179||118,143||110,036|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||375,345||192,511||182,834|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||1,461,364||719,312||742,052|
|Some college, no degree||934,347||432,065||502,282|
|Graduate or professional degree||428,160||197,437||230,723|
|High school graduate or higher||3,075,483||1,461,542||1,613,941|
|Bachelors degree or higher||955,119||460,341||494,778|
|Black or African||684,067||310,528||373,539|
|High school graduate or higher||580,183||257,095||323,088|
|Bachelors degree or higher||131,607||48,342||83,265|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||12,596||5,954||6,642|
|High school graduate or higher||9,862||4,613||5,249|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,646||1,434||1,212|
|High school graduate or higher||64,024||29,683||34,341|
|Bachelors degree or higher||39,201||18,849||20,352|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||2,269||1,123||1,146|
|High school graduate or higher||1,896||957||939|
|Bachelors degree or higher||251||169||82|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||167,528||90,740||76,788|
|High school graduate or higher||101,870||52,696||49,174|
|Bachelors degree or higher||24,342||11,844||12,498|
Disable People of Tennessee state as per table below:
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||1,001,684|
|Black or African American||151,370|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||4,355|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||611|
|Some other race||4,821|
|With a hearing difficulty||279,020|
|With a vision difficulty||199,712|
|With a cognitive difficulty||385,190|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||547,613|
|With a self-care difficulty||198,286|
|With an independent living difficulty||359,289|
Counties of Tennessee
Tennessee State is divided into 95 Counties, Population by county, Shelby is the largest county with 935,764 inhabitants, followed by Davidson County with 692,587, Knox County with 465,289 and Hamilton County with 364,286 people.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Van Buren County||5,708||5,765||1||94||94|
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