Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station communities in Tennessee have the highest growth in the state, based on five year estimates.
The census tracts south of Nashville grew by 6,190 people since the last data release in 2012. Other fast growing areas include Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Clarksville and Collierville.
Tennessee has nearly 1,500 census tracts. Local U.S. Census Bureau partner the Tennessee State Data Center, located at the University of Tennessee, analyzed the data to find the fastest growing areas in Tennessee. Across the state, 268 tracts, or 18 percent, showed statistically significant increases in population, but measurable declines were found in 90 tracts, or six percent.
The metro Nashville area has 12 of the 20 of the fastest growing census tracts. Of the 90 tracts showing declines, 29 were in rural areas and 28 were in the metro Memphis area.
The Knoxville area had 34 tracts with increases and eight with decreases.