Tennessee : What you need to know
From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River, Tennessee stands out as a center of culture, entertainment, natural beauty and innovation. The Volunteer State's musical heritage stretches from Beale Street in Memphis to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and made it a natural location for companies such as fabled instrument maker Gibson. These sites and sounds are only a few of the reason millions of people also choose Tennessee as a vacation destination. The best places to live in Tennessee include Franklin, which ranked No. 15 on Livability.com's 2017 List.
Eight Fortune 500 companies are based in Tennessee, including global logistics giant FedEx. Nashville is a hub of health care, home to more than 300 health-related companies. Tennessee is in the heart of the Southeast's Automotive Alley, where more than 900 automotive manufacturing operations are based, including major assembly operations for Nissan and General Motors.
The University of Tennessee, with its flagship campus in Knoxville, anchors the state's vast higher education system. Vanderbilt University in Nashville one of the nation's top research universities.
- Tennessee's appeal for entrepreneurial talent makes it an innovation destination
- "We really don't need much to be happy and live a beautiful life."
- Good schools, a thriving job market and plenty of recreational opportunities are just a few reasons to call Tennessee home.
- See what Tennessee offers in these 10 attractive communities
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- Under Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee experiences record growth and prosperity
- International companies feel right at home in Tennessee
- State's workforce programs and private-public partnerships stock Tennessee's talent pipeline
- Tennessee’s rural development programs ensure the state’s economic prosperity is shared by all
- Tennessee's entertainment industry broadens focus with expanded emphasis on digital
- Tennessee's life sciences industry delivers an impact felt around the world
- Tennessee's highly developed logistics sector connects the state with the world
- A technology-driven manufacturing sector powers Tennessee's economy
- Agricultural roots play an important role in Tennessee's food and drink adventures
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Quick Facts about TN
|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$45,219|
|Median Home Price||$142,100|
|Median Property Tax||$1,181|
Employment Rate in TN
Race in TN
Employment Rate in TN
Educational Levels in TN
|Graduate or Professional Degree||9%|
|High School Graduate||33%|
|Some College, No Degree||21%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||24.9%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||85.5%|
Industry in TN
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||1%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||6.3%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||5.7%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||9.4%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||22.8%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||9.3%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||4.9%|
Housing in TN
Data Sources : U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 2010 Census Gazetteer, GreatSchools, WalkScore, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Best places to Live in Tennessee
|Title||Population||Median Home Price||Median Household Income|