Building Departments in Tennessee

There are 78 Building Departments in Tennessee, serving a population of 6,597,381 people in an area of 41,225 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 84,581 people, and 1 Building Department per 528 square miles.

The state of Tennessee is ranked 41st in Building Departments per capita, and 23rd in Building Departments per square mile.

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Tennessee Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Tennessee Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Tennessee Residential Housing Units
 TennesseeUnited States
Total Housing Units2,903,199135,393,564
Occupied Housing Units2,547,194 (87.7%)118,825,921 (87.8%)
Tennessee Occupied Residential Buildings
 TennesseeUnited States
Single-Family Detached Homes1,786,722 (70.1%)74,725,744 (62.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes79,693 (3.1%)7,108,474 (6.0%)
2 Apartments72,411 (2.8%)4,163,223 (3.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments78,881 (3.1%)5,096,643 (4.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments112,591 (4.4%)5,539,054 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments193,108 (7.6%)15,360,749 (12.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing223,788 (8.8%)6,832,034 (5.7%)
Tennessee Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 TennesseeUnited States
2014 or Later28,840 (1.1%)1,027,503 (0.9%)
2010 to 201380,144 (3.1%)2,888,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 2009439,930 (17.3%)17,290,715 (14.6%)
1980 to 1999841,613 (33.0%)32,923,618 (27.7%)
1960 to 1979673,487 (26.4%)31,190,223 (26.2%)
1940 to 1959339,781 (13.3%)18,692,139 (15.7%)
1939 or Earlier143,399 (5.6%)14,813,119 (12.5%)
Tennessee Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 TennesseeUnited States
1 Room27,733 (1.1%)2,205,033 (1.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms187,705 (7.4%)12,973,069 (10.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms922,424 (36.2%)41,694,651 (35.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms851,228 (33.4%)36,818,298 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms558,104 (21.9%)25,134,870 (21.2%)
Tennessee Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 TennesseeUnited States
No Bedroom30,721 (1.2%)2,479,583 (2.1%)
1 Bedroom177,156 (7.0%)12,375,686 (10.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms1,843,928 (72.4%)77,772,411 (65.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms495,389 (19.4%)26,198,241 (22.0%)
Tennessee Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 TennesseeUnited States
With Complete Plumbing Facilities2,536,854 (99.6%)118,355,147 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities2,527,583 (99.2%)117,845,683 (99.2%)