Current Hispanic population in Tennessee:
5% of Tennessee population is Hispanic:
2016 numbers. Numbers are likely higher
The 2020 U.S. Census figures show that the population of people of Latin American origin or descent grew in all but one of Tennessee’s 95 counties.
The population of Latinos or Hispanics — terms used either interchangeably or exclusively by people who identify as that ethnicity — rose from 290,059 or 4.6% of the Volunteer State’s population, to 479,187, or nearly 7%, from 2010 to 2020.
That’s a 65% increase over a decade.
Nashville-Davidson County houses the highest number of Latinos, at nearly 100,000 and its percentage of the population grew from 10% to nearly 14% over 10 years.
The highest percentage of growth happened in the following counties:
- Hancock County (207.7%) to 40 Latinos
- Wilson County (126.8%) to 8,375
- Rutherford County (119%) to 38,317
- Sumner County (104%) to 12,870
- Cheatham County (102.1%) to 1,839