Did you know Tennessee became a state in 1796, but was initially part of North Carolina and part of the Southwest Territory? This week we are discussing Tennessee employment background check information, TN crime data, and other general Tennessee state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Tennessee Population and Age Distribution. Tennessee’s estimated population was 6.5 million. The median age was 38.2 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $42,764. The total number of households was 2,480,090 with an average of 2.54 people.
Tennessee Employment and Unemployment Rate. 55.0% of the Tennessee population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 41 st in the nation. The Tennessee unemployment rate is 9.5% which was ranked 17th in the country.
Types of Tennessee Employers. The types of employers in Tennessee were as follows: 186,168 (6.6%) were self-employed, 401,114 (14.2%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 2,232,605 (79.1%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Tennessee Industries. The top five industries by percent in Tennessee were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.3%), Manufacturing (12.8%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.3%), Retail (12.2%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.2%).
Tennessee Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Tennessee’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (33.6%), Sales and Office (25.5%), Service (16.9%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (15.1%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9%).
Tennessee Health Insurance Coverage. 86% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (14% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 65% had private coverage and 34% had public coverage.
Disability. 15% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Tennessee reported a disability. The Tennessee disability claim rate was ranked 9th in the country.
For a list of Tennessee counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Tennessee Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Tennessee had 41,550 total violent crimes (which ranked 8th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.32% (which ranked it 27th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 388 were murders, 2,032 were forcible rapes, 8,169 were robberies, and 30,961 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Tennessee had 217,664 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 56,181 were burglaries, 148,503 were larceny/thefts, and 12,980 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Tennessee had the 6th most law enforcement employees per population. Tennessee ranked 10th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Tennessee crime information, please see the Tennessee Criminal History Check through Tennessee Open Records Information Services (TORIS).
Tennessee Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Tennessee employment background check products: a Tennessee county criminal background check and a Tennessee state criminal background check.
The Tennessee state criminal background check includes a Tennessee corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Tennessee as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of current felony conviction checks and historical felony conviction checks. The Tennessee state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Tennessee criminal background check webpage.
The Tennessee county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Circuit courts and General Sessions courts. The Tennessee county criminal check results are provided within three to five business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Tennessee employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Tennessee” data is from 2011. “Tennessee Crime Data” data is from 2012.