Table 2. Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for All Ages and for 18 Years and Over, for Tennessee:  2000 and 2010
This table provides a state summary of the data included in the 2000 and the 2010 Redistricting Data Summary Files.  Data are shown by age for the Hispanic or Latino population, as well as for people who reported one race and for people who reported two or more races. The population of One Race is the total of the population in the 6 categories of one race.  The population of Two or More Races is the total of the population in the 57 specific combinations of two or more races.  The redistricting files include data for all 63 groups.  This table also shows the numeric and percent change in the population by race and Hispanic origin between 2000 and 2010.
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Age, race, and Hispanic or Latino origin 2000 2010 Change, 2000 to 2010
Number Percent of total population Number Percent of total population Number Percent
             
ALL AGES            
             
RACE            
         Total population………………………………………. 5 689 283 100.0 6 346 105 100.0  656 822 11.5
One Race…………………………………………………………………………….. 5 626 174 98.9 6 236 096 98.3  609 922 10.8
          White……………………………………………………………………………… 4 563 310 80.2 4 921 948 77.6  358 638 7.9
          Black or African American……………………………………………………………….  932 809 16.4 1 057 315 16.7  124 506 13.3
          American Indian and Alaska Native…………………………..  15 152 0.3  19 994 0.3  4 842 32.0
          Asian…………………………………………………………………………………  56 662 1.0  91 242 1.4  34 580 61.0
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..  2 205 -  3 642 0.1  1 437 65.2
          Some Other Race…………………………………………………………  56 036 1.0  141 955 2.2  85 919 153.3
Two or More Races………………………………………………………….  63 109 1.1  110 009 1.7  46 900 74.3
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population……………………………………………… 5 689 283 100.0 6 346 105 100.0  656 822 11.5
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)……………………………………………  123 838 2.2  290 059 4.6  166 221 134.2
Not Hispanic or Latino…………………………………………………………… 5 565 445 97.8 6 056 046 95.4  490 601 8.8
  One Race………………………………………………………………………………. 5 510 621 96.9 5 965 975 94.0  455 354 8.3
          White………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 505 930 79.2 4 800 782 75.6  294 852 6.5
          Black or African American……………………………………………………..  928 204 16.3 1 049 391 16.5  121 187 13.1
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………………………………………………..  13 820 0.2  16 302 0.3  2 482 18.0
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  56 077 1.0  90 311 1.4  34 234 61.0
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………….  1 810 -  2 767 -   957 52.9
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………  4 780 0.1  6 422 0.1  1 642 34.4
  Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  54 824 1.0  90 071 1.4  35 247 64.3
         
             
18 YEARS AND OVER            
             
RACE            
         Total population………………………………………….. 4 290 762 100.0 4 850 104 100.0  559 342 13.0
One Race……………………………………………………………………………… 4 254 477 99.2 4 796 259 98.9  541 782 12.7
          White…………………………………………………………………………….. 3 524 497 82.1 3 864 797 79.7  340 300 9.7
          Black or African American……………………………………………  636 300 14.8  755 492 15.6  119 192 18.7
          American Indian and Alaska Native………………………………  11 530 0.3  15 355 0.3  3 825 33.2
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………..  42 365 1.0  67 894 1.4  25 529 60.3
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..  1 597 -  2 586 0.1   989 61.9
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………..  38 188 0.9  90 135 1.9  51 947 136.0
Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  36 285 0.8  53 845 1.1  17 560 48.4
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population………………………………………… 4 290 762 100.0 4 850 104 100.0  559 342 13.0
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)………………………………………….  84 939 2.0  182 006 3.8  97 067 114.3
Not Hispanic or Latino………………………………………………………. 4 205 823 98.0 4 668 098 96.2  462 275 11.0
  One Race………………………………………………………………………………… 4 173 962 97.3 4 623 552 95.3  449 590 10.8
          White………………………………………………………………………………… 3 484 735 81.2 3 787 577 78.1  302 842 8.7
          Black or African American…………………………………………  633 387 14.8  750 653 15.5  117 266 18.5
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………..  10 607 0.2  13 005 0.3  2 398 22.6
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  41 948 1.0  67 288 1.4  25 340 60.4
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander……………..  1 307 -  2 017 -   710 54.3
          Some Other Race………………………………………………………….  1 978 -  3 012 0.1  1 034 52.3
  Two or More Races……………………………………………………………  31 861 0.7  44 546 0.9  12 685 39.8
             
 -  Represents zero or rounds to 0.0.
Note: The observed changes in Hispanic origin and race counts between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census could be attributed to a number of factors.  Demographic change since 2000, which includes births and deaths in a geographic area and migration in and out of a geographic area, will have an impact on the resulting 2010 Census counts.  Additionally, some changes in the Hispanic origin and race questions' wording and format since Census 2000 could have influenced reporting patterns in the 2010 Census.  Also, in Census 2000 an error in data processing resulted in an overstatement of the Two or More Races population by about 1 million people (about 15 percent) nationally, which almost entirely affected race combinations involving Some Other Race.  Therefore, data users should assess observed changes in the Two or More Races population between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census with caution.
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1, PL2, PL3, and PL4, and 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables P1, P2, P3, and P4.