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Tennessee population on track to add 10th U.S. House seat

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With Tennessee’s population swelling to 7.1 million in 2023, the state is on track to have another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives eight years from now. The seat would be the tenth for Tennessee. The largest increase has occurred in Middle Tennessee, particularly in the counties surrounding Nashville, but there has also been a population uptick in Knoxville. It would be the first time in 80 years that Tennessee added a new Congressional seat.