Tennessee

Tennessee

State in United States


Tennessee has a land area of 41,227.1 square miles and a water area of 905.9 square miles. It is the 34th largest state by area. Tennessee is bordered by Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama.

Population and People

  • Total Population

    6,975,218
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Average Age

    39.2 Year
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Senior Population (65 years and older)

    1,187,354
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Veterans

    7.3%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Income and Poverty

  • Median Household Income

    $85,896
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Poverty

    22.9%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Employment and Labor Force

  • Total Eligible Employment Population

    5,597,044
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Unemployed

    3.2%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Housing

  • Housing Units

    2,770,395
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Median Gross Rent (in dollars)

    $981
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Gross Rent vs Percentage of Household Income: Less Than 30% Household Income

    56.1%
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Gross Rent vs Percentage of Household Income: 30% or More of Household Income

    43.9%
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Median Home Price (in dollars)

    $235,200
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Renter Rate

    901,349
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Homeownership Rate

    1,869,046
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Health

  • Disabled

    14.9%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is on its mission to provide decent and affordable housing to Americans with low-income. Within the United States there are 10 different geographical regions that HUD has been divided into. Depending on where your state is located you would be zoned to one of these Regional Offices. To find your Regional office: Affordable Housing411 Regional Office Page.

Within these Regional Offices zones there are 54 different Field Offices. Again, depending on your location you will be zoned to a particular Field Office. To Find Your Field Office visit: Affordable Housing411 Field Offices Page.

Lastly locally there are almost 4,000 Local Housing Authorities Offices. To find your local office visit: Affordable Housing411 Public Housing Authority Page

Each State or area can have different income limits and eligibility requirements. We recommend you contact your local housing authority for specific income guidelines.

The State of Tennessee is located in Atlanta Regional Office. Within Tennessee there are . Throughout Tennessee there are 86 Public Housing Authority Offices.

We at Affordable Housing 411, have gathered all the contact information for all of HUD’s Offices. We want to be an advocate for those in need of affordable housing.

CONTACT HUD: TENNESSEE

For general questions about HUD or its programs, contact the HUD office nearest you. In Tennessee, offices are located in KnoxvilleMemphis and Nashville.

For questions about FHA loans or programs, contact our FHA Resource Center:

For questions about HUD rental programs, including Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers, contact our local Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Resource Center:

FIELD OFFICES HUD: TENNESSEE

REGIONAL OFFICE HUD: TENNESSEE

TANF OFFICE HUD: TENNESSEE

LIHEAP OFFICE HUD: TENNESSEE

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Public Housing Authority in Tennessee

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RENTAL HELP: TENNESSEE

Subsidized Apartments
HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants.  To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you.

Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) – To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA).

Some PHAs have long waiting lists, so you may want to apply at more than one PHA. Your PHA can also give you a list of locations at which your voucher can be used.

Need advice?

HOMEOWNERSHIP: TENNESSEE

Owning a home is a big part of the American Dream. Here are some resources that can help you buy, maintain and keep your home.

Getting Started

Buying a Home

Owning and Maintaining Your Home

Population by Age Range in Tennessee

Age and Sex

39.2 +/- 0.2

Median Age in Tennessee

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Age and Sex

39.2 +/- 0.2
Median Age in Tennessee
38.8 +/- 0.1
Median Age in United States

Population by Age Range in Tennessee

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Older Population by Age Range in Tennessee

Older Population

17.00 +/- 0.1

65 Years and Older in Tennessee

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Older Population

17.00 +/- 0.1
65 Years and Older in Tennessee
16.8 +/- 0.1
65 Years and Older in United States

Older Population by Age in Tennessee

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Veterans in Tennessee

Veterans

7.30 +/- 0.2

Veterans in Tennessee

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Veterans

7.30 +/- 0.2
Veterans in Tennessee
6.4 +/- 0.1
Veterans in United States

Veterans in Tennessee

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Median Household Income in Tennessee

Median Household Income

$59,695 +/- $788

Median Household Income in Tennessee

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Median Household Income

$59,695 +/- $788
Median Household Income in Tennessee
$69,717 +/- $134
Median Household Income in United States

Median Household Income in Tennessee

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Poverty in Tennessee

Poverty

13.60 +/- 0.4

Poverty in Tennessee

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Poverty

13.60 +/- 0.4
Poverty in Tennessee
12.8 +/- 0.1
Poverty in United States

Poverty in Tennessee

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Educational Attainment in Tennessee

Educational Attainment

30.50 +/- 0.4

Educational Attainment in Tennessee

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Educational Attainment

30.50 +/- 0.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Tennessee
35.0 +/- 0.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in United States

Educational Attainment in Tennessee

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Employment and Labor Force Status in Tennessee

Employment rate

57.70% +/- 0.4%

Employment rate in Tennessee

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Employment rate

57.70% +/- 0.4%
Employment rate in Tennessee
58.6% +/- 0.1%
Employment rate in United States

HUD MAILING LISTS: TENNESSEE

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HUD Multifamily Housing Updates for the Southeast Region To self-register to receive updates and announcements for the Multifamily Housing Southeast region, enter your e-mail address, select the Southeast Region subscription topic, then select the specific state(s) you would like to subscribe to.

The purpose of the distribution list is to provide an efficient way for property owners, management companies, sponsors, developers, and other interested parties to stay informed.

Region IV Environmental Team Mailing List This list is intended to inform persons with environmental review responsibilities of training announcements, regulatory updates and policy announcements regarding completion of environmental reviews pursuant to NEPA as implemented by HUD regulations. Mailings that do not address national matters, will focus primarily on items specific to HUD Region IV.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2023