The University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), has published new population projections for Tennessee cities and counties. The projections are available below.
More census information can be found at the Tennessee State Data Center.
Users of this data should be aware that population projections such as these rely on a number of assumptions about the continuation of past trends into the future. When using population projections such as these, people are encouraged to use them as a guide illustrating a general possible scenario of future growth patterns. Although these projections are based on a mathematical model using sound scientific principles, ultimately, the overall accuracy of these projections will depend on the extent to which future events unfold in a manner that mirrors these past observations. Different projections using different assumptions will inevitable yield different results. In addition, there may be people with specific knowledge or understanding of events and factors that may affect their local communities that could result in a more complete understanding of the growth dynamic affecting their community. Thus, we caution users not to construe these figures as predicting a specific or inevitable future course of events. Instead, the numbers contained within this report should be read as a likely course of future population change based on a continuation of past trends. Population projections such as these are simply one of a number of tools that planners and local community leaders should consider when envisioning the future for their communities.