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The state constitution was amended to reject same-sex marriage. In January , Ron Ramsey became the first Republican elected as Speaker of the State Senate since Reconstruction , as a result of the realignment of the Democratic and Republican parties in the South since the late 20th century, with Republicans now elected by conservative voters, who previously had supported Democrats. In , during the midterm elections , Bill Haslam was elected to succeed Bredesen, who was term-limited, to become the 49th Governor of Tennessee in January The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Tennessee was 6,, on July 1, ,  an increase of , people since the United States Census , or 5.
Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 66, people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of , people. Twenty percent of Tennesseans were born outside the South in , compared to a figure of Metropolitan Nashville is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country due in part to these factors. The center of population of Tennessee is located in Rutherford County , in the city of Murfreesboro. In the same year 4.
In , the five most common self-reported ethnic groups in the state were: According to the census, 6. Females made up approximately On June 19, , the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs granted state recognition to six Indian tribes which was later repealed by the state's Attorney General because the action by the commission was illegal. The tribes were as follows:. As of , Births in table do not add up, because Hispanics are counted both by their ethnicity and by their race, giving a higher overall number.
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The religious affiliations of the people of Tennessee as of The largest denominations by number of adherents in were the Southern Baptist Convention with 1,,; the United Methodist Church with ,; the Roman Catholic Church with ,; and the Churches of Christ with , The Southern Baptist Convention maintains its general headquarters in Nashville. Publishing houses of several denominations are located in Nashville. According to the U.
Major outputs for the state include textiles, cotton, cattle, and electrical power. Tennessee has over 82, farms, roughly 59 percent of which accommodate beef cattle.
The upper wedge of the Mississippi Delta extends into southwestern Tennessee, and it was in this fertile section that cotton took hold. Soybeans are also heavily planted in West Tennessee, focusing on the northwest corner of the state. Tennessee is a right to work state, as are most of its Southern neighbors. Unionization has historically been low and continues to decline as in most of the U. As of May , the state had an unemployment rate of 4. Tennessee's Hall income tax does not apply to salaries and wages, but most dividends and interest are taxable. Food is taxed at a lower rate of 5.
Local sales taxes are collected in most jurisdictions, at rates varying from 1. Intangible property tax is assessed on the shares of stock of stockholders of any loan company, investment company, insurance company or for-profit cemetery companies. Tourism contributes billions of dollars every year to the state's economy and Tennessee is ranked among the Top 10 destinations in the US. Tourism-generated jobs for the state reached ,, a 2.
In tourism within the state from local citizens accounted for The average stay was 2. Some of the top tourist attractions in the state are: Tennessee has played a critical role in the development of many forms of American popular music, including rock and roll , blues , country , and rockabilly.
Beale Street in Memphis is considered by many to be the birthplace of the blues, with musicians such as W. Handy performing in its clubs as early as Moreover, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame , an online site recognizing the development of rockabilly in which Tennessee played a crucial role, is based in Nashville. Tennessee is home to three major professional sports franchises: A yet-to-be-named Major League Soccer franchise is scheduled to begin play in Nashville in The state is also home to 14 teams playing in minor leagues.
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Nine Minor League Baseball teams call the state their home. Three soccer teams compete in the National Premier Soccer League , one of a number of de facto fourth-level leagues in the U. In addition, the women's basketball team has won a host of SEC regular-season and tournament titles along with 8 national titles. The Tennessee—Vanderbilt football rivalry began in , having since played over times. In June , the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team won its first men's national championship by winning the College World Series.
Two of these participate in the top level of college football, the Football Bowl Subdivision. Belmont and Lipscomb have an intense rivalry in men's and women's basketball known as the Battle of the Boulevard , with both schools' men's and women's teams playing two games each season against each other a rare feature among non-conference rivalries.
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Tennessee is also home to Bristol Motor Speedway which features NASCAR Cup Series racing two weekends a year, routinely selling out more than , seats on each date; it also was the home of the Nashville Superspeedway , which held Nationwide and IndyCar races until it was shut down in Tennessee's only graded stakes horse race, the Iroquois Steeplechase , is also held in Nashville each May. National Indoor Tennis Championships has been held at Memphis since men's and women's. Interstate 40 crosses the state in a west-east orientation.
I , although technically an east-west interstate, runs from the North Carolina border below Johnson City to its terminus at Kingsport. I is an east-west interstate that runs cross-state from Chattanooga to Clarksville. In a north-south orientation are highways I , I , I , and I Interstate 65 crosses the state through Nashville, while Interstate 75 serves Chattanooga and Knoxville and Interstate 55 serves Memphis. Interstate 81 enters the state at Bristol and terminates at its junction with I near Dandridge. I is a branch highway from I The only spur highway of I in Tennessee is I , which is in Knoxville.
When completed, I will travel through the western part of the state, from South Fulton to Memphis. A branch interstate, I also exists from Millington to Collierville. Because Memphis International Airport is the major hub for FedEx Corporation , it is the world's largest air cargo operation. Nashville is served by the Music City Star commuter rail service. BNSF operates a major intermodal facility in Memphis.
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The Executive Branch is led by Tennessee's governor, who holds office for a four-year term and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. The governor is the only official who is elected statewide. Unlike most states, the state does not elect the lieutenant governor directly; the Tennessee Senate elects its Speaker, who serves as lieutenant governor.
The governor is supported by 22 cabinet-level departments, most headed by a commissioner who serves at the pleasure of the governor:. The Executive Branch also includes several agencies, boards and commissions, some of which are under the auspices of one of the cabinet-level departments. The bicameral Legislative Branch, known as the Tennessee General Assembly , consists of the member Senate and the member House of Representatives.
Senators serve four-year terms, and House members serve two-year terms. Each chamber chooses its own speaker. The speaker of the state Senate also holds the title of lieutenant-governor. Constitutional officials in the legislative branch are elected by a joint session of the legislature.
The highest court in Tennessee is the state Supreme Court. It has a chief justice and four associate justices. No more than two justices can be from the same Grand Division. The Supreme Court of Tennessee also appoints the Attorney General , a practice that is not found in any of the other 49 states.
Tennessee's current state constitution was adopted in The state had two earlier constitutions.