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About Tennessee - Tennessee is a Southern state of the tennesseeAbout NebraskaUnited States.

The current capital is Nashville, though Knoxville, Kingston, and Murfreesboro have all served as state capitals. Memphis has the largest population of any city in the state, but Nashville has a larger metropolitan area. Chattanooga and Knoxville, both in the eastern part of the state near the Great Smoky Mountains, each have approximately a third of Memphis or Nashville's population. The city of Clarksville is the fifth significant population center, some 45 miles northwest of Nashville. As of 2000, the population is 5,689,283.

Living in Tennessee

People of Tennessee - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2005, Tennessee has an estimated population of 5,962,959, which is an increase of 69,661, or 1.2%, from the prior year and an increase of 273,697, or 4.8%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 117,203 people (that is 414,305 births minus 297,102 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 159,680 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 49,973 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 109,707 people.

The racial makeup of the state is:

  • 64.6% White
  • 35.4% Black
  • 2.2% Hispanic
  • 0.3% Native American
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 1.1% Mixed race
  • The five largest ancestry groups in Tennessee are: African American (17.5%), American (16.4%), Irish (9.3%), English (9.1%), German (8.3%).

African-Americans once made up 48 percent of the state's population and are 35 percent today. The state's African-American population is concentrated mainly in Western and Eastern Tennessee and the cities of Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

6.6% of Tennessee's population were reported as under 5 years of age, 24.6% under 18, and 12.4% were 65 or older. Females made up approximately 51.3% of the population.

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