Population of Tennessee 2021

Population

The United States Census Bureau estimated the population as of July 1, 201 8 to be 6. 770. 010 – an increase of 6.68 percent compared to the 2010 Census, which provided more accurate survey data. The population of Tennessee is mainly concentrated in three corridors: on the one hand around Memphis in the west, on the other hand around Nashville in the center and the third along the Tennessee River with Chattanooga in the far south and Knoxville in the east of the state.

Ancestry

In 2000, the five most frequently mentioned races were American (17.3%), African American (13.0%), Irish (9.3%), English (9.1%) and German (8.3%). Most of those who named “American” as their origin are of English or “Scottish-Irish” origin, although the latter can also include Calvinist emigrants from other parts of Europe.

Another estimate is that approximately 21–24% of Tennessee residents are predominantly English. In the 1980 census, 45% of the population stated that the majority of them were of English descent.

Religion

Major religious communities in 2010: 1,483,356 Southern Baptist Convention, 375,693 United Methodist Church, 292,248 non-denominational Protestantism, 290,349 Churches of Christ members, over 230,000 Pentecostal movement, 222,343 Catholic Church.

There are many other denominations, mainly Protestant ones.

Top Counties by Population in Tennessee

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per km²)
1 Shelby County 927,655 474.50
2 Davidson County 626,692 482.07
3 Knox County 432,237 327.95
4 Hamilton County 336,474 239.31
5 Rutherford County 262,615 163.83
6 Williamson County 202,697 134.50
7 Montgomery County 172,342 123.45
8 Sumner County 160,656 117.27
9 Sullivan County 156,834 146.57
10 Blount County 123,021 84.96
11 Washington County 122,990 145.72
12 Wilson County 114,004 77.08
13 Bradley County 98,974 116.17
14 Madison County 98,305 68.13
15 Sevier County 89,900 58.64
16 Maury County 80,967 50.99
17 Anderson County 75,140 85.87
18 Putnam County 72,332 69.62
19 Greene County 68,842 42.73
20 Robertson County 66,294 53.68
21 Hamblen County 62,555 150.01
22 Tipton County 61,092 51.38
23 Carter County 57,435 65.05
24 Hawkins County 56,844 45.08
25 Cumberland County 56,064 31.75
26 Roane County 54,192 57.96
27 Coffee County 52,807 47.53
28 McMinn County 52,277 46.93
29 Jefferson County 51,418 72.42
30 Gibson County 49,694 31.81
31 Dickson County 49,677 39.15
32 Loudon County 48,567 81.90
33 Bedford County 45,069 36.70
34 Monroe County 44,530 27.07
35 Lawrence County 41,880 26.21
36 Franklin County 41,063 28.68
37 Campbell County 40,727 32.77
38 Warren County 39,850 35.55
39 Cheatham County 39,116 49.83
40 Fayette County 38,423 21.04
41 Dyer County 38,346 29.03
42 Cocke County 35,673 31.74
43 Weakley County 35,032 23.32
44 Lincoln County 33,372 22.61
45 Henry County 32,341 22.21
46 Claiborne County 32,224 28.67
47 Rhea County 31,820 38.90
48 Obion County 31,818 22.53
49 Marshall County 30,628 31.54
50 Giles County 29,496 18.64
51 Carroll County 28,533 18.40
52 Marion County 28,248 21.81
53 Lauderdale County 27,826 22.86
54 Henderson County 27,780 20.62
55 Hardeman County 27,264 15.76
56 McNairy County 26,086 17.99
57 Hardin County 26,037 17.39
58 White County 25,852 26.49
59 Hickman County 24,701 15.55
60 Grainger County 22,668 31.27
61 Macon County 22,259 28.00
62 Scott County 22,239 16.14
63 Overton County 22,094 19.71
64 Morgan County 21,998 16.27
65 Smith County 19,177 23.59
66 Union County 19,120 32.97
67 Haywood County 18,798 13.62
68 DeKalb County 18,734 23.80
69 Humphreys County 18,549 13.46
70 Unicoi County 18,324 38.02
71 Johnson County 18,255 23.59
72 Fentress County 17,970 13.91
73 Chester County 17,142 22.89
74 Wayne County 17,032 8.96
75 Polk County 16,836 14.94
76 Benton County 16,500 16.18
77 Crockett County 14,597 21.28
78 Sequatchie County 14,123 20.50
79 Cannon County 13,812 20.05
80 Grundy County 13,714 14.67
81 Stewart County 13,335 11.24
82 Bledsoe County 12,887 12.25
83 Lewis County 12,172 16.67
84 Decatur County 11,768 13.65
85 Meigs County 11,764 23.30
86 Jackson County 11,649 14.56
87 Houston County 8,437 16.29
88 Perry County 7,926 7.37
89 Trousdale County 7,881 26.72
90 Clay County 7,872 12.88
91 Lake County 7,843 18.59
92 Hancock County 6,830 11.88
93 Moore County 6,373 19.08
94 Van Buren County 5,559 8.69
95 Pickett County 5,088 12.06

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