NASHVILLE, Tenn.--U.S. Census Bureau data released last week shows Tennessee's population grew by the largest total since 2007 and 8th largest total in state history.
According to the data analyzed by the Tennessee State Data Center (TSDC), domestic net migration to the state was 81,646 in 2022. The increase means Tennessee is estimated to have a population of over 7 million now, becoming the 15th most populated state in the country.
The total increase in population from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022 was the 7th-highest in the nation, ranking behind Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, and South Carolina. Washington, Utah, and Idaho rounded out the Top 10 in numeric growth during the same time period.
Domestic net migration totals are based on how many more people move into the state than out of the state and is also affected by state deaths recorded versus births. The data shows its not just Americans moving into the state as 8,000 new residents came from international countries during the time period.
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