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UNHP 1100: Honors Forum

Demographic Information

  • Tennessee State and County Quick Facts - This resource from the U.S. Census Bureau provides summary profiles for frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available at the national, state, and county level.
  • Tennessee State Data Center - From the University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research.
  • Health Information Tennessee (HIT) -HIT provides on-line access to official state of Tennessee data for births, deaths, population, nursing home and hospital facilities, selected tables and reports. County profile reports provide community needs assessments, identification of health issues and prioritization. A variety of links to a wide range of resources for health information is also provided.
  • Tennessee Department of Health - Health Statistics - Provides information on health facilities, health care professionals, and on the health status of Tennesseans.

Genealogical Resources

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (Comprehensive Web site for finding links to online genealogy from worldwide to local)

Family Search (Collection of Web resources for family history research by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

Find a Grave (Search in a database containing millions of gravesites input by members. You do not need to be a member to use the free search engine)

Footnote - The place for original historical documents online (Primary sources, original documents, and historical photographs)

Heritage Quest Online (Census records)

National Archives and Records Administration (Web site for the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC)

The US GenWeb Project (Free genealogy Web site containing comprehensive information and links for all states, counties, and localities in the U.S.)

Tennessee GenWebProject (Free genealogy Web site containing comprehensive information on Tennessee)

Introduction

Tennessee is located in the eastern United States, with its state capital located in Nashville. Tennessee has 95 counties with its largest city, Memphis, located in the southwest corner of the state. Among the 50 states, Tennessee ranks 36th in size, covering 42,146 square miles. According to the 2000 Census, Tennessee ranks 16th in population with 5,689,283 residents, and the state's population is projected to increase by 8 percent through 2010.