Tennessee Population Total Tops 6.77 Million In 2018

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
New estimates from the US Census Bureau show Tennessee remained the nation’s 16th most populous state for the third year in a row in 2018. The data, analyzed by the Tennessee State Data Center, housed in UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, indicates that the state’s population grew by 61,216 people between 2017 and 2018, increasing the population estimate to 6,770,010 residents.

The one-year increase in population of 0.91 percent fell slightly from the 2016–17 rate of 0.96 percent.

The state’s 79,474 births outpaced its 67,259 recorded deaths, and the difference—called natural change—accounts for 20 percent of the total population increase last year.
Births have hovered at around 80,000 annually since 2011, while deaths have increased by 1.6 percent each year over that same period.

“We’re not surprised to see the growth slow slightly,” said Tim Kuhn, director of the center. “In fact, the steady rise in the state’s death rate over the last 20 years and declining birth rate, especially among women under the age of 25, will likely edge the growth further downward despite a continued influx of new residents.”

Overall, the rate of natural change has fallen steadily by 5 percent every year since 2010. However, that slowdown has been offset by migration from other states.

Nearly two-thirds of the state’s population increase is driven by residents moving from other states, including almost 40,000 people who moved to Tennessee from surrounding states in the past year. In prior years, Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky have been the largest sources of new residents.

“The Southeast (including Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas) continues to be among the fastest-growing parts of the country,” said Mr. Kuhn. “Tennessee has a strong economy and favorable climate. We should expect the growth to continue.”

International migration accounted for 8,994 residents, or about 15 percent of the gain.

The Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program produces annual population estimates of the nation’s territories, states, counties, and cities.

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Martin L. Pierce Selected As 2019 Super Lawyer

Cordell And Cordell Hires Litigation Attorney Kellan B. Potts In Its Chattanooga Office


Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: BARRY SMITH TRAILS BARRY SMITH 4 TRAIL CONSTRUCTION 3310 CENTER ST CHATTANOOGA TN 37419 CELLULAR EXPRESS DEBRA L WILLBANKS ... (click for more)

Attorney Martin L. Pierce, a Certified Estate Planning Specialist with Pierce & Huisman, PLLC, has again been selected in 2019 for inclusion as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the areas of Estate ... (click for more)

Cordell & Cordell, a domestic litigation firm focusing on representing men in family law cases, has hired litigation attorney Kellan B. Potts in its Chattanooga office. Mr. Potts earned ... (click for more)


Business

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: BARRY SMITH TRAILS BARRY SMITH 4 TRAIL CONSTRUCTION 3310 CENTER ST CHATTANOOGA TN 37419 CELLULAR EXPRESS DEBRA L WILLBANKS 3 CELL PHONE REPAIRS AND ELECTRINICS 6960 LEE HWY STE 103 CHATTANOOGA TN 37421 COATINGS APPLICATION & WATERPROOFING OF GEORGIA, LLC THOMAS J BARIBAULT 4 ROOFING CONTRACTOR 528 ... (click for more)

Martin L. Pierce Selected As 2019 Super Lawyer

Attorney Martin L. Pierce, a Certified Estate Planning Specialist with Pierce & Huisman, PLLC, has again been selected in 2019 for inclusion as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in Tennessee are selected to receive the honor of a Super Lawyer. To qualify, the lawyer must be very highly ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Teenager Shot On Greendale Way Late Sunday Night; Suspect Sought

A teenager was shot on Sunday night on Greendale Way. At approximately 11:08 p.m., Chattanooga Police were dispatched to 1664 Greendale Way on a person shot call. Upon arrival, police located the male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim, 17, was transported to a local hospital via Hamilton County EMS. People in the area reported hearing ... (click for more)

Chattanooga On List Of 42 Minor League Clubs That Could Be Severed From Majors

The Chattanooga Lookouts are on a list of 42 minor league clubs that could be severed from the majors under a sweeping new proposal from Major League Baseball. During current negotiations with the minors, the MLB is proposing to curtail the number of minor league clubs it has agreements with and reduce the number of minor league players on its payroll. Chattanooga is one of ... (click for more)

Opinion

Dog Abuse On Signal Mountain - And Response

I just witnessed a very disturbing and disgusting example of dog abuse on Signal Mountain. It took place in Old Town near Alexian Brothers. A man who was in his late 30s to early 40s, wearing shorts, with an athletic if not hefty build, was running a chocolate lab or a Chesapeake Bay retriever. The incident took place in the early morning. The dog stopped for a breather. When ... (click for more)

Send Your Opinions To Chattanoogan.com; Include Your Full Name, Address, Phone Number For Verification

We welcome your opinions at Chattanoogan.com. Email to news@chattanoogan.com . We require your real first and last name and contact information. This includes your home address and phone number. We do not post the contact information, but need it for verification. There is no word limit, but if your article is too long you may lose your reader. Please focus more on issues ... (click for more)