Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a population of 660,388. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which has a population of 652,717.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)6,651,194
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)6,346,298
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)4.80
Population, Census, April 1, 20106,346,105
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.40
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201023.60
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.40
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201051.30
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201077.60
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 201016.70
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.30
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.40
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.10
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20101.70
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)4.60
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201075.60
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015462,414
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20154.80
Housing units, April 1, 20102,812,133
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201566.80
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015142,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,181
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015359
Median gross rent, 2011-2015764
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20152,504,556
Persons per household, 2011-2015253.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201584.70
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20156.90
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201585.50
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201524.90
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-201511.20
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent12.00
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201561.00
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201556.30
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)12,499,013
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)42,383,683
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)139,960,482
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)111,718,421
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)91,641,605
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)14,194
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201525
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201545,219
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201525,227
Persons in poverty, percent16.70
All firms, 2012550,453
Men-owned firms, 2012302,249
Women-owned firms, 2012195,694
Minority-owned firms, 2012105,234
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012105,234
Veteran-owned firms, 201259,379
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012469,392
Population per square mile, 2010154
Land area in square miles, 201041,235