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Capital City:
Nashville
State FLower:
Iris
State Bird:
Mockingbird
State #16 Admitted to Union:
June 1, 1796
    People Facts Tennessee USA
Population, 2010 6,346,105 308,745,538
Population, 2000 5,689,283 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.6% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 23.9% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.7% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.1% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 80.4% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 16.9% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 0.3% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 1.3% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.0% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 3.2% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 77.5% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 53.9% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.8% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 4.8% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 75.9% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 19.6% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,149,693 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.5 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 2,681,150 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 69.9% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 18.7% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $93,000 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 2,232,905 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.48 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $38,945 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $19,393 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 15.0% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 133,0981 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 2,378,7541 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 -0.5%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 422,761 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 454,366 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 5.9% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.8% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.6% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.9% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.0% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 109,293,454 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 97,792,030 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 60,136,403 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,382 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 8,024,900 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 46,003 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 45,440,5431 2,143,781,7272
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 41,217.12 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 138.0 79.6



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