Tennessee Facts, Stats and Information

Tennessee Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Tennessee
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: TN
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: June 1st, 1796
  • Total Area: 42,143 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 6,910,840 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Nashville, TN
  • Largest City: Nashville, TN

33 Tennessee Facts

  1. Tennessee is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Tennessee was the 16th state to join the United States on June 1, 1796.
  3. Tennessee is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Tennessee is the 36th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 42,144.25 square miles or 1.11% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Tennessee's 42,144.25 square miles is 97.84% land and 2.16% surface water.
  6. Tennessee is ranked 36th with the most land area in the United States, with 41,234.90 square miles of land area.
  7. Tennessee is ranked 35th with the most water area in the United States, with 909.36 square miles of water area.
  8. Tennessee is the 16th most populated U.S. state with a population of 6,910,840 or 2.09% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Tennessee is the city of Nashville.
  10. Tennessee is divided into 95 counties statewide.
  11. Shelby County is the most populated county in Tennessee
  12. The most populated city in Tennessee is Nashville with an estimated 681,928 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Tennessee are Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Clarksville.
  14. A native or resident Tennessee is called a Tennessean or Tennesseean.
  15. Tennessee's average elevation statewide is 900 feet.
  16. Tennessee's highest elevation point is Black Elk Peak at 7,244 feet.
  17. Tennessee's lowest elevation point is the Mississippi River at 178 feet.
  18. Tennessee is in both Eastern Time Zone (ET) and Central Time Zone (CT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Tennessee is TN.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Tennessee is US-TN.
  21. Tennessee is called the Volunteer State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Tennessee is $56,071.
  23. Tennessee is the 35th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $185,922.
  24. Tennessee is ranked 45th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Tennessee has the 25th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 39.1.
  26. Tennessee's average temperature is 58.11°F making it the 14th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Tennessee on average has 51.85 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 5th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Tennessee was 113 °F on Saturday, August 9, 1930, in Perryville, TN.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Tennessee was -32 °F on Sunday, December 30, 1917, in Mountain City, TN.
  30. Tennessee's official state motto is "Agriculture and Commerce" .
  31. Tennessee's official state bird is the Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).
  32. Tennessee's official state tree is the Tulip-tree (Mimus polyglottos).
  33. Tennessee's official state flower is the Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata).

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Tennessee on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Tennessee and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Tennessee

The official state flag of Tennessee waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Tennessee

The official state seal of Tennessee that is used by the state's government.

Nashville the state capital of Tennessee

Nashville the capital city of Tennessee.

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America.

Lookout Mountain In Chattanooga

Lookout Mountain In Chattanooga

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