Tennessee: Profile

Government 
Governor:Bill Haslam (R)
Treasurer:David Lillard, Jr. (R)
Senators:Bob Corker (R)
Lamar Alexander (R)
Entered Union:June 1, 1796
U.S. Representatives:9
Area 
Total Area109,153 km2 / 42,144 mi2
Land Area106,798 km2 / 41,235 mi2
Water Area2,355 km2 / 909 mi2
Water Area Percentage2.16 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -6
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -5
Weather 
Record High Temperature113°F / 48°C , Perryville (August 9, 1930)
Record Low Temperature-32°F / -36°C , Mountain City (December 30, 1917)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$314,191 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$42,457 (2015)
Population 
Population6,600,299 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,669,318 / 25.292% (2015)
65 and older Population1,015,780 / 15.39% (2015)
Male Population3,214,689 / 48.705% (2015)
Female Population3,385,610 / 51.295% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 168,938 (2013)
Net International Immigration 23,849 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)81,602 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)18.2% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Memphis655,770
Nashville-Davidson654,610
Knoxville185,291
Employment 
Employment 2,958,900 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$771 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.6% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$4,688 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$4,688 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$3,038 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$42,094 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$62,709 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$46,889 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$1,817 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)84.9% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)24.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)8.8% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)95,536 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)21.4% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 77 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
BNANashville InternationalNashville
CHALovell FieldChattanooga
MEMMemphis InternationalMemphis
TRITri-Cities Regional TN/VABristol/Johnson/Kingsport
TYSMcGhee TysonAlcoa
Ports 
Chattanooga
Knoxville
Memphis
Nashville
Tri-Cities

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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