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NickName: The Volunteer State
Named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi"

Capital City: Nashville
Location: 36.171N, 086.784W
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Brief overview
The cost of living is just two thirds of the national average and the tax rates are quite low, but this did not encourage people to flock to Tennessee State. Among the factors countering the positives are more crime, worse health rates, and higher pollutions levels. The negatives made the state ranked third in the list of least livable states awarded by Morgan Quinto Press, an independent research firm that has been awarding the states ranks on various parameters from the past 15 years.

The state has given blues music, mouth-watering barbecue, isolated and beautiful nature preserves and, of course, Elvis. The people of Tennessee are known to be friendly to the tourists. You can be one of the tourist and escape to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site at Greeneville, the American Museum of Atomic Energy at Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson near Nashville), Rock City Gardens near Chattanooga, and three National Military Parks.
15 Vital Statistics Affecting Your Relocation TN USA  
1. Belief: "Most People are Honest" (6-level agree/disagree) 3.63 4
2. Belief: "Most People Can be Trusted" 0.36 0
3. Attended Meetings in Town or School Affairs (percent) 0.15 0
4. Overall State Ranking - New Economy Index 39th
5. Cost of Living Index 63.79 100
6. Average Apartment Rent 603.0000 617
7. Average Home Price 201566.0000 223400
8. Average Total Energy Cost 118.4600 126.75
9. Average Phone Bill 23.7100 16.85
10. Gasoline/Gallon 1.3700 1.5
11. Hospital Room/Day 571.2000 334.33
12. Doctor Visit 66.2000 66.7
13. Average Auto Insurance Premium, 2000 706.8 792.91
14. % of Days That are Sunny 58 56.88
15. Crime Index 745.3 416
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 Tennessee Info For You  More Tennessee
 Even More Tennessee  State Information with Links
 Finances and Taxes  New Economy Index (1=Highest, 50=Lowest)
 Crime  Pollution
 Demographics  From the 2000 Census Reports
 Education  Quality Of Life: Child Well - Being - 1998
 Financial & Governmental Comparisons  Map Of Tennessee With Border States
Tennessee Info for you (All Links open in a separate window)  
Driving licenses DOS
License Plates Tennessee
State Official Website http://www.state.tn.us/governor/
Department of Education Department-Education
Current events Tennessee News Headlines
Courts Judicial System
Constitution 16th State
Libraries Tennessee
Senators and Representatives US House
US Senate
Tennessee House: Members
Tennessee Senate: Members
Locating post office addresses http://www.mapsonus.com/db/USPS/
Golf courses http://www.golfcourse.com/search/simpleq.cfm
Banks http://www3.fdic.gov/idasp/main.asp
More Tennessee ...
Area 42146 sq.mi, 36th Land 41220 sq. mi., 34th Water 926 sq.mi., 32nd
Admission to Statehood June 1, 1796
Motto Agriculture and Commerce
Capital Nashville
Largest cities and links Memphis
Nashville
Knoxville
Chattanooga
Clarksville
Murfreesboro
Jackson
Johnson City
Kingsport
Franklin
Climate Tennessee
Weather Nashville, Nashville International Airport
Average Temperatures TN USA
Winter 50.57 42.79
Spring 69.28 64.36
Summer 86.88 83.95
Fall 71.09 65.89
Precipitation(Rain Fall) 55.93 39.41
% of Days That are Sunny 105.94 103.29
Even more Tennessee
Titbits
Nickname including its origin The Volunteer State ,Named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi"
Symbols flower: iris (1933)
tree:
tulip poplar (1947)
bird:
mockingbird (1933)
horse:
Tennessee walking horse
animal:
raccoon (1971)
wild flower:
passion flower (1973)
Song When Its Iris Time InClick Here for Song
Demographics TN USA
Median Age 2000 38.39 37.8
% Change in Population 2000 to 2001 0.8 1
Poverty Rate, 2000 13.2 11.14
% Public Aid Recipients 2000 5.5 3.79
% Births to Unmarried Women in 2000 35.7 32.92
Health TN USA
Health Care Cost Relative to U.S. average, 2002 1.1 0.99
Infant Mortality /1000 Live Births, 1998 9.1 7.14
Nonfederal Physicians, 1999 266 266.54
Death Rate by Accident, 1998 2743 1988.92
Estimated Rate of New Cancer Cases, 2001 526.1 479.19
Obesity - % of Indiv. 30lbs over Weight or Greater (2001) 22.6 20.46
State Links
Capitol Tour Not Available
Area Code 423, 615, 731, 865 - 901 - 931
Constitution 16th State
County Profile 95 Counties
Agriculture Soybeans, cotton, tobacco, livestock and livestock products, dairy products, cattle, hogs.
Industry Chemicals, transportation equipment, rubber, plastics.
Editorial Cartoons Cartoonists Index
Flower Iris
Geographic Center Rutherford, 5 miles northeast of Murfreesboro
Governor Phil Bredesen (D)
Highest Point Clingmans Dome
Highway Markers Tennessee
History Historical
Library Tennessee
Lottery  
Lowest Point Mississippi River; 182 feet, 29th
Media Radio
Museums The Virtual Library
National Forest Tennessee
Pen Pals Penpalworld.com
Permanent Residents Find A Grave
No. of State Legislators, 2003 132
Road Side America Tennessee
Soil Tennessee - Dickson
State Parks Tennessee
Tree Yellow-poplar
Unclaimed Funds Tennessee
Veteran Affairs Tennessee VA
Fatalities Caused by Tornadoes:
1950 to 2001
211
Finances and Taxes
TN
USA
Purchase Price of a building 147192.55 175806.29
Car Insurance 1543.32 1698.53
Corporate Income Tax % 6.5 6.64
Top Personal Income Tax 0 5.2
Sales Tax & Use Tax 6 4.66
Professional Services Tax N
Top Capital Gains Tax 0 4.75
Motor Fuel Tax, 02 0.214 0.23
Real Estate: % of income per $100
On Land & Buildings 1.93 N/A
On Inventory Y
On Personal Property N
State Tax Rate 6 7.13
Local Tax Rate 8.3 7.13
Unemployment Insurance Tax/ Per Employee 1.5 2.36
Internet Access Tax Y
New Economy Index (1=Highest, 50=Lowest) TN
Overall State Ranking 39th
Knowledge Jobs 39th
Globalization 19th
Economic Dynamism 24th
Digital Economy 43rd
Innovation Capacity 37th
High Tech Jobs 39th
Venture Capital 37th
Internet Access-1998 (%) 47.7
R & D Expenditures-1998 (Millions) 2503.0000
Number of New Patents (1998) 958
Crime TN USA
Index Offences Total 2347.92 3326.73
Violent Crime Total 352.92 385.32
Murders 3.43 3.95
Forcible Rape 19.48 28.03
Assault 257.1 261.06
Property Crimes 1995 2941.4
Burglary 509.84 678.55
Larceny, Theft 1269.11 1942.89
Motor Vehicle Thefts 216.05 320.72
Index Offences Rate 3683.91 2735.58
Murders Rate 4.06 3.02
Forcible Rape Rate 30.11 25.16
Robbery Rate 57.43 52.25
Aggravated Assault Rate 396.77 195.86
Property Crime Rate 3195.54 2459.29
Burglary Rate 788.04 585.46
Larceny, Thefts Rate 2157.18 1660.47
Motor Vehicle Thefts Rate 250.31 213.85
Pollution
TN
USA
Ozone in air (more Ozone = more Pollution) 93.21 82.19
Pollution Released, 1999 (Pounds) 98979347 45901994.34
Toxic Waste Received in State, 1999(Pounds) 43520882 31524509.36
From the 2000 Census Reports TN USA
Population 2691326 203400320
Average Family Size in 2000 2.99 3.1
% of Eligible Voters Reported Registered, 2000 0.754 0.81
Median age 38.39 37.8
Males per 100 Females 90.72 94.67
Percentage Unemployed 6.04 5.97
Use Public Transport 0.26 1.12
Travel Time 25 24.55
Median Value of a House 70912.29 92201.9
Monthly Owner Cost with Mortgage 953.62 845.87
Monthly Owner Cost without Mortgage 242.36 283.44
Contract Monthly Rent 335.98 390.93
Gross Rent 382.63 463.96
% of Household Total 68.94 69.46
% of Families Household Total 52.37 54.65
Avg Population per Household 2.41 2.55
Avg Population per Family 2.92 3.06
% of Non Families Household Total 31.06 30.54
Monthly Income-Household 32421.98 38521.16
Monthly Income Family 39526.89 45249.75
Per Capita Income 16914.04 18724.65
Earning per Male 31056.07 33331.99
Earning per Female 21861.88 23722.78
% Families Below Poverty Line 12.39 9.88
People speaking Less than fluent English 1.22 3.53
Persons Holding High School Certificate or More 69.59 78.68
Bachelor Degree Holders 13.44 17.11
Density 647.71 1175.8
% of one Race 8258.68 8737.95
% of Black & Others 2108.13 1231.39
% of American Indians 21.71 70.5
% of Asians 96.48 393.43
% of Hawaii 3.81 13.87
% of Others 92.57 600.04
% of Two or more Races 99.48 245.37
% of Hispanic or Latino 207.89 1345.63
Education TN USA
Verbal SAT Score, 2000 563 532.6
Math SAT Score, 2000 553 536.06
Public Elementary/Secondary Expenditures per pupil, 1999 (thousands) 5579 6623.8
% of Students Taking Exam, 2000 13 35.76
% of Population Over 25 with HS Diploma, 2000 77.7 83.32
% of Population Over 25 With Bachelor's Degree, 2000 20.4 24.62
Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in 2000 13.9 15.52
Average Teacher Salary, 1999 38554 41505.06
Books in Public Library Per Capita, 1997 1.8 3.12
College Degree - Graduating Institutions, 1997 83 82.12
Quality of Life: Child Well - Being - 1998 TN USA
% Low Birth-Weight Babies 9.1 7.51
Infant Mortality Rates (deaths per 1,000 live births) 9.1 7.14
Child Death Rates (deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-14) 27 24.84
Rate of Teen Deaths Rate by Accident, Homicide, and Suicide
(deaths per 100,000 teens ages 15-19)
79 58.2
Teen Birth Rate (births per 1,000 females ages 15-17) 38 28.1
% of Teens Who Are High School Dropouts (ages 16-19) 12 9.16
% of Teens Not Attending School and Not Working (ages 16-19) 11 8.16
% of Children Living With Parents
Who Do Not Have Full-Time, Year- Round Employment
24 24.02
% of Children in Poverty (date reflect poverty in pervious year) 19 17.29
% of Families with Children Headed by Single Parent 31 24.92
Financial & Government Comparison TN USA
State Government Tax Revenue, 2000 7821984000.0000 11195307960
Per Capita State Government Tax Revenue, 2000 1360.0000 1949.8
State Government Debt Outstanding, 1999 3292314000.0000 10937316480
Per Capita State Government Debt Outstanding, 1999 577.0000 2259.96
Gross State Product, 1998 (Millions) 159575.0000 173820.7
State Government Bond Rating (S&P, 1999) AA
Cost of Living Index , Selected Metro, Second Quarter, 2000 0.9 1.06
Number of Bureaucrats per 100 Population, 2002 5.32 5.64
Tennessee Neighborhood
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Tennessee
Song: When Its Iris Time In

Written by Willa Waid Newman

Sweetness of Spring memories bring
Of a place I long to be.
Land of Sunshine calls this old hear of mine,
Come back to Tennessee.

Rocks and the rills deep tinted hills,
Three&apos no spot so dear to me.
Where&apoer I roam still it&apos my Home Sweet Home,
My own, my Tennessee.

When it&apos Iris time down in Tennessee,
I&apoll be coming back to stay
Where the mockingbird sings at the break of day
A lilting love song gay.
Where the Iris grows,
Where the Harpeth flows,
That is where I long to be.
There&apos a picture there that lives in memory
When it&apos Iris time in Tennessee.

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