Tennessee at a Glance
The 17th most populous U.S. state, Tennessee has a population of 6,549,352. It’s the 36th largest state in terms of area. The median age of Tennessee residents is 38, and the median household income in the state is $64,042.
Located in the middle of the southeast, Tennessee shares a border with 8 other states: Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi. The capital is Nashville, the state’s 2nd largest city, and the largest city is Memphis.
Tennessee & Economy
Tennessee is home to a number of major corporations such as FedEx, AutoZone, and International Paper. It hosts the U.S. headquarters for the Nissan Motor Company. Popular jobs in the state include wood patternmakers, nuclear technicians, and conveyor operators and tenders. Tennessee has no minimum wage, relying instead on the federally-mandated $7.25/hour.
Tennessee Unemployment Rate
The current unemployment rate in Tennessee is just 6.6%, one percentage point above the national average.