Migration Profile for Tennessee, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Tennessee in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Tennessee People Moving into Tennessee People Moving out of Tennessee Net # People Moving into Tennessee from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 179,908 151,666 28,242 1.19
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 35,998 32,399 3,599 1.11
Aged 18-19 11,315 10,267 1,048 1.10
Aged 20-24 23,577 24,788 -1,211 0.95
Aged 25-34 38,901 35,447 3,454 1.10
Aged 35-44 24,384 20,346 4,038 1.20
Aged 45-54 21,750 13,178 8,572 1.65
Aged 55-64 14,113 7,503 6,610 1.88
Aged 65+ 9,870 7,738 2,132 1.28
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 56,568 49,791 6,777 1.14
Married 62,108 50,106 12,002 1.24
Divorced 18,664 13,949 4,715 1.34
Separated 4,555 4,948 -393 0.92
Widowed 6,459 4,183 2,276 1.54
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 14,969 11,225 3,744 1.33
High School Graduate 28,483 23,113 5,370 1.23
Some college or Associates degree 31,655 24,350 7,305 1.30
Bachelor’s Degree 22,368 15,547 6,821 1.44
Graduate or Professional Degree 11,543 9,977 1,566 1.16
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 16,997 15,204 1,793 1.12
$1-$9,999 38,677 30,984 7,693 1.25
$10,000-$24,999 40,411 33,741 6,670 1.20
$25,000-$49,999 30,491 25,656 4,835 1.19
$50,000-$74,999 11,708 7,755 3,953 1.51
$75,000+ 10,070 9,637 433 1.04
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 31,811 31,238 573 1.02
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 18,810 15,892 2,918 1.18
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 115,876 92,001 23,875 1.26

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Tennessee” refers to those people living in Tennessee in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Tennessee” refers to those people living in Tennessee in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.19 means that very every 100 people leaving Tennessee for another state, 119 people are moving to Tennessee from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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