Tennessee Overview

Population Demographics

  • The state's residents are 53.8% married and 46.2% single.
  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: White [77.6%], Black or African American [16.7%] and Hispanic [4.6%].
  • 95.6% of people in Tennessee were born U.S. citizens, while 4.4% were born outside of the country.
  • Tennessee has a population of 6,346,105 and is the 17th most populous state.
  • 82.5% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 21.2% have college degrees.
  • Of the state's population 48.7% are males and 51.3% are women.

» More about the Tennessee Population including race, age and gender data.


  • As of the last census, the Tennessee unemployment rate of 8.6% was worse than the 7.9% national average.
  • Tennessee has a poverty rate of 14.5%.
  • Tennessee workers work 39/hrs per week on average.
  • The median worker income in Tennessee is $26,372.
  • Of workers, 60.7% commute under 25 mins, 26.7% travel 25-45 mins, and 12.6% have a commute time of over 45 mins.

» More about the Tennessee economy including unemployment and income trends.


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