Tennessee, state, United States: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 42,244 sq mi (109,412 sq km). Pop. (2020) 6,910,840, an 7.6% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 78.4%; Black alone, 17.1%; Hispanic or Latino, 5.7%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 0.5%; Asian alone, 2%; Two or More Races, 2%. Capital, Nashville. Largest city, Nashville. Statehood, June 1, 1796 (16th state). Highest pt., Clingmans Dome, 6,643 ft (2,025 m); lowest pt., Mississippi River, 182 ft (56 m). Nickname, Volunteer State. Motto, Agriculture and Commerce. State bird, mockingbird. State flower, iris. State tree, tulip poplar. Abbr., Tenn.; TN

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