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.
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According to numbers released today by the US Census Bureau, Tennessee’s 2015 median age is 38.6 years, slightly older than the US median age, which rose from 37.7 in 2014 to 37.8 in 2015.
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
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.
Census data users across the state are invited to a free Data Users Conference hosted by UT on November 17. The seminar, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, will take place in Murfreesboro at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway.
While Tennessee’s population growth this decade has been slower than anticipated, UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research projects the state’s population to reach 8.5 million by 2040.
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.
Since the recession of 2007-2009, Tennessee home values have increased but the percentage of the population who owns a home has declined, according to new US Census Bureau data released today. The post-recession median home value was $138,400—2.2 percent more than the median value of $135,400 recorded during the recession years, according to the information disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center, based at UT. The center is the clearinghouse for all state census information.