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0.77% growth
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2.69% growth
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0.96% growth
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4.71% growth


The economy of Tennessee employs 2.86M people. The economy of Tennessee is specialized in Household appliance manufacturing; Sound recording industries; and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes, which employ respectively 5.47; 4.91; and 3.79 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tennessee are Restaurants & Food Services (191,202), Elementary & secondary schools (164,734), and Hospitals (147,383), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($108,210), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($98,042), and Coal mining ($88,431).

Median household income in Tennessee is $48,547. Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,923. The income inequality of Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tennessee. In Tennessee the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,895. Shelby County, TN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Tennessee.


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Tennessee is home to a population of 6.65M people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tennessee is composed of 4.93M White residents (74.1%), 1.11M Black residents (16.6%), 347,442 Hispanic residents (5.22%), 124,697 Two+ residents (1.87%), and 115,106 Asian residents (1.73%). The most common foreign languages in Tennessee are Spanish (241,451 speakers), Arabic (20,840 speakers), and African Languages (14,641 speakers), but compared to other places, Tennessee has a relative high number of Laotian (6,230 speakers), Arabic (20,840 speakers), and African Languages (14,641 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tennessee awarded 84,665 degrees. The student population of Tennessee is skewed towards females, with 34,989 male students and 49,676 female students. Most students in Tennessee are White (60,435 and 71.4%), followed by Black or African American (13,768 and 16.3%), Hispanic or Latino (2,550 and 3.01%), and Unknown (2,181 and 2.58%). The largest universities in Tennessee by number of graduates are The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (6,892 and 8.14%), Middle Tennessee State University (4,985 and 5.89%), and Vanderbilt University (4,486 and 5.3%). The most popular majors in Tennessee are General Business Administration & Management (2,509 and 2.96%), Registered Nursing (2,442 and 2.88%), and General Psychology (1,860 and 2.2%). The median tuition costs in Tennessee are $25,200 for private four year colleges, and $7,032 and $23,736 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tennessee is $157,700, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $150,600 to $157,700, a 4.71% increase. The homeownership rate of Tennessee is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Tennessee have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tennessee is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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