Statehood: June 1, 1796 Living in TN Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how Tennessee has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
If the population figure below is underlined click on it to be taken to a free online version of the census
1790 35,691 1800 105,602 1810 261,727 1820 422,823 1830 681,904 1840 829,210 1850 1,002,717 1860 1,109,801
1870 1,258,520 1880 1,542,359 1890 1,767,518 1900 2,020,616 1910 2,184,789 1920 2,337,885 1930 2,616,556 1940 2,915,841

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If you still have family living in Tennessee today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Chattanooga, Clarksville, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Murfreesboro or Nashville. Chances are their ancestors came from Africa, Ireland, Germany, England, Scotland. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Tennessee, like Community Health Systems, Fedex, HCA, International Paper or Vanderbilt Medical Center. Some of them may enjoy eating a country ham or a TN Stack Cake. They probably root for the Tennessee Titans, Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Volunteers or the Vanderbilt Commodores. They might still be discussing who won the war or visiting The Hermitage.

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