Tennessee State Data Center News

Survey: Tennessee Urban Area Population Increasing

A snapshot of urban versus rural Tennessee.

Tennessee’s population, particularly in its urban areas, continues to grow, according to the 2011­–2015 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates released today by the US Census Bureau. A local partner to the bureau, the Tennessee State Data Center, is housed within the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in UT’s Haslam College of Business.

UT to Host Free Conference on Census Data November 18

Bill Fox, director of UT's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

National experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville next month to share information about the upcoming 2020 census as well as new data tools. The 2016 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m., November 18 at the downtown Hilton Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue.

ACS: Tennessee Poverty Rates Decline, Median Income Rises

Tennessee was one of twenty-five states that saw a significant decline in its poverty rates, 1.6 percent, from 2014 to 2015, according to the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year estimates released today by the US Census Bureau.

Study: Nashville MSA Leads the State in Population Growth

Nashville and its surrounding areas continue to lead Tennessee in population growth, according to data released today by the Tennessee State Data Center. The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin (Nashville) metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked high in both one-year and five-year growth rates, coming in at 36th and 31st in the nation. These rates are calculated from the US

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Tennessee State Data Center Releases Data Dashboards for Tennessee

The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey celebrates its tenth anniversary today with the release of five-year statistics based on data collected from 2010 to 2014. In recognition of the national anniversary, the Tennessee State Data Center is releasing data dashboards specific to Tennessee.

UT to host conference on census data analysis

WBIR-TV

Joan Snoderly, director of UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, recently was featured on WBIR Channel 10 about an upcoming conference on census data analysis. The State Data Center will host a November 19 conference to provide information on the latest census data products of interest to Tennessee data users. See the full story here.