Tennessee Population, Area, and Density
The population of Tennessee is 6,549,352 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Tennessee is ranked number 17 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 13.6% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Tennessee is 42,144.2 square miles. There state is 97.8% land and 2.2% water. The population density in Tennessee is 158.8 people per square mile (26th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 6,549,352 people ÷ 41,234.9 sq mi
Population Density = 158.8 people per sq mile
|Population||6,549,352 (17th out of 56)||6,346,105 (17th out of 56)||5,689,283 (16th out of 56)|
|Difference||13.6% above avg||13.6% above avg||11.5% above avg|
|Total Area||42,144.2 mi2||109,153 km2||26,972,252 acres||(36th out of 56)|
|Land Area||41,234.9 mi2||106,798 km2||26,390,320 acres||(97.8%)|
|Water Area||909.3 mi2||2,355 km2||581,932 acres||(2.2%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||158.8 (26th out of 56)||153.9 (25th out of 56)||138.0 (26th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||63.5% below avg||63.0% below avg||65.3% below avg|