A new report by HireAHelper looking at the U.S. states experiencing the most significant population declines. Total U.S. population growth decelerated to 0.35% year-over-year last year, the slowest growth rate since the Great Depression. At the national level, slowed population growth has resulted primarily from lower birth rates and reduced immigration. Researchers ranked states according to the percentage change in population since 2015.
In 2015, Tennessee was home to just under 6.6 million residents. 2020 Census data shows that there are now just under 6.9 million residents in Tennessee making the state the 16th largest in population growth.