The South is the fastest growing region in the United States, according to newly released data from the 2020 census.
The region had a 10.2% increase in population over the last decade, census officials said Monday as they released state-level data determining how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Western region grew by 9.2%, the Northeast by 4.1% and the Midwest by 3.1%, according to census officials.
The South includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
Tennessee as a whole grew by 8.9% from 2010, according to census data. It now has a resident population of 6,910,840. Tennessee will continue to have its nine seats in the U.S. House.