Tennessee


Newspapers

2004 Daily 27
Weekly 125
Total 152
2019 Daily 25
Weekly 107
Total 132
13% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 840,000
Weekly 1.2 million
Total 2.0 million
2019 Daily 480,000
Weekly 870,000
Total 1.3 million
33% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
6.7 million
Adult Population
5.2 million
Population Rank
16th out of 50 (tied with Indiana)
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Demographics

Median Age
39
Age Rank
22nd oldest state of 50
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
25%
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Economics

Median Income
$47,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
16% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void

14 online news organizations cover Tennessee as well as 18 ethnic media outlets in the form of newspapers, websites, and podcasts, and 13 public broadcasting stations.
Source: UNC Database

National Politics

2020 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 60.7%; Biden, 37.5%
2016 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 61%; Clinton, 35%
Senators
2 Republicans
Representatives
7 Republicans, 2 Democrats
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
52%
State Senators
28 Republicans, 5 Democrats
State Representatives
73 Republicans, 26 Democrats
Gov. Bill Lee (R) ends his term Jan. 2023
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