These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Tennessee For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Tennessee. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 274 cities and places in Tennessee.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Volunteer State has to offer. You know the places like Memphis and Nashville which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Tennessee that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Tennessee with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Tennessee, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Tennessee, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Tennessee

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Volunteer State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Tennessee from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Memphis.

The smallest? Decaturville, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Memphis, TN
Overall SnackAbility
3
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 654,723
Population 2010: 654,876
Growth: 0.0%
More on Memphis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.

Review Of Memphis by Suntan Superman

I live in memphis and beem here my whole life. Not all of the people of memphis drink, smoke, and or have a gun


Nashville, TN
Source: Public domain
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 654,187
Population 2010: 587,790
Growth: 11.3%
More on Nashville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north central part of the state. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, private prison, banking and transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities.

Review Of Nashville by Coochiemain_69

I live in Nashville, HOLY S**T THE 91st California license plate today!


Knoxville, TN
Overall SnackAbility
4
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 184,465
Population 2010: 178,202
Growth: 3.5%
More on Knoxville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. The city had an estimated population of 186,239 in 2016 and a population of 178,874 as of the 2010 census, making it the state's third largest city after Nashville and Memphis. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which, in 2016, was 868,546, up 0.9 percent, or 7,377 people, from to 2015. The KMSA is, in turn, the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2013, had a population of 1,096,961.

Review Of Knoxville by Ace Remark

I live in Tennessee Knoxville to be exact and i love it


Chattanooga, TN
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 176,291
Population 2010: 164,481
Growth: 7.2%
More on Chattanooga: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Chattanooga is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with a population of 176,588 in 2015. The fourth-largest Tennessee city, it is the seat of Hamilton County. Located in southeastern Tennessee in East Tennessee, on the Tennessee River, served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways, Chattanooga is a transit hub. Chattanooga lies 120 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, 120 miles southwest of Knoxville, Tennessee, 135 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, 120 miles northeast of Huntsville, Alabama, and 148 miles northeast of Birmingham, Alabama.

Review Of Chattanooga by HomeSnacks User

Chattanooga is a big town / small city, but it is growing. The natural surroundings are beautiful, with the Tennessee River flowing right through town and the surrounding hills and mountains. Everyone there seems friendly and there are plenty of things to do. There are many great restaurants and coffee shops. There are live music venues and bars for nightlife. The riverfront area is great for walking or biking outdoors. The aquarium is a very enjoyable attraction and it is affordable and rarely too crowded. The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a neat experience where you can actually book a room to stay in an old railroad sleeping car. Chattanooga is also an easy car trip from several cities like Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville, and Atlanta.

The Tennessee Aquarium. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Riverboat rides. Antique shopping. Good restaurants. Lookout Mountain. Ruby Falls.


Clarksville, TN
Overall SnackAbility
6
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 147,771
Population 2010: 126,148
Growth: 17.1%
More on Clarksville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States. It is the fifth-largest city in the state behind Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. The city had a population of 132,929 at the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 150,287 in 2016.

Review Of Clarksville by Brandi Miller Powell

I live in Clarksville and pit bulls and m**h usually go together here! Lmbo !!! I know it's sad! If you sell or do drugs you own it least one or more.


Murfreesboro, TN
Overall SnackAbility
8
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 126,188
Population 2010: 102,602
Growth: 23.0%
More on Murfreesboro: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 108,755 according to the 2010 census, up from 68,816 residents certified in 2000. In 2016, census estimates showed a population of 131,947. The city is the center of population of Tennessee, located 34 miles southeast of downtown Nashville in the Nashville metropolitan area of Middle Tennessee. It is Tennessee's fastest growing major city and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University, the second largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee, with 22,729 total students as of fall 2014.

Franklin, TN
Overall SnackAbility
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 72,990
Population 2010: 59,905
Growth: 21.8%
More on Franklin: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Franklin is a city in, and the county seat of, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. Located about 21 miles south of Nashville, it is one of the principal cities of the Nashville metropolitan area. Since 1980, its population has increased more than fivefold and, based on its 2013 estimated population of 68,886, it is ranked as the seventh-largest city in Tennessee.

Review Of Franklin by Dominick Nesbitt

I live in Franklin and you make us out to look like inbred hicks who can't read. Were nice people and Tennessee is a really pretty state so please don't bash us


Jackson, TN
Overall SnackAbility
7
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 66,977
Population 2010: 64,418
Growth: 4.0%
More on Jackson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Located 70 miles east of Memphis, it is a regional center of trade for West Tennessee. Its total population was 65,211 at the 2010 census and 67,265 in the 2012 Census estimate.

Johnson City, TN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 65,598
Population 2010: 61,758
Growth: 6.2%
More on Johnson City: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Johnson City was 63,152, and by 2015 the estimated population was 66,027, making it the ninth-largest city in the state.

Bartlett, TN
Overall SnackAbility
9
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 58,640
Population 2010: 52,754
Growth: 11.2%
More on Bartlett: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bartlett is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, located northeast of Memphis, and is part of the Memphis metropolitan area. The population was 54,613 at the 2010 U.S. Census.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Tennessee

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Tennessee.

Have fun snacking around in the Volunteer State!

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Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Tennessee

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Memphis 654,723 654,876 0.0%
2 Nashville 654,187 587,790 11.3%
3 Knoxville 184,465 178,202 3.5%
4 Chattanooga 176,291 164,481 7.2%
5 Clarksville 147,771 126,148 17.1%
6 Murfreesboro 126,188 102,602 23.0%
7 Franklin 72,990 59,905 21.8%
8 Jackson 66,977 64,418 4.0%
9 Johnson City 65,598 61,758 6.2%
10 Bartlett 58,640 52,754 11.2%
11 Hendersonville 55,635 49,725 11.9%
12 Kingsport 52,698 47,852 10.1%
13 Collierville 48,960 41,983 16.6%
14 Smyrna 46,885 38,102 23.1%
15 Cleveland 43,496 40,507 7.4%
16 Brentwood 41,524 35,331 17.5%
17 Germantown 39,230 38,655 1.5%
18 Columbia 36,635 34,482 6.2%
19 Spring Hill 35,995 25,415 41.6%
20 La Vergne 34,905 30,367 14.9%
21 Gallatin 34,495 29,084 18.6%
22 Cookeville 32,536 29,722 9.5%
23 Mount Juliet 31,397 21,922 43.2%
24 Lebanon 30,212 25,188 19.9%
25 Morristown 29,446 28,749 2.4%
26 Oak Ridge 29,009 28,925 0.3%
27 Maryville 28,208 26,925 4.8%
28 Bristol 26,668 26,427 0.9%
29 Farragut 21,975 20,154 9.0%
30 East Ridge 21,193 20,778 2.0%
31 Shelbyville 21,028 19,769 6.4%
32 Tullahoma 19,037 18,561 2.6%
33 Goodlettsville 16,935 15,448 9.6%
34 Springfield 16,692 16,097 3.7%
35 Dyersburg 16,666 17,213 -3.2%
36 Sevierville 16,387 14,477 13.2%
37 Dickson 15,128 14,299 5.8%
38 Greeneville 14,895 15,189 -1.9%
39 Elizabethton 13,796 14,306 -3.6%
40 Mcminnville 13,591 13,473 0.9%
41 Athens 13,559 13,491 0.5%
42 Lakeland 12,623 11,503 9.7%
43 Portland 12,258 10,973 11.7%
44 Middle Valley 12,252 12,853 -4.7%
45 Red Bank 11,744 11,661 0.7%
46 Arlington 11,678 9,925 17.7%
47 Lewisburg 11,457 10,953 4.6%
48 Crossville 11,284 10,625 6.2%
49 White House 11,107 9,764 13.8%
50 Millington 11,073 10,351 7.0%
51 Collegedale 10,902 7,937 37.4%
52 Martin 10,797 11,083 -2.6%
53 Lawrenceburg 10,614 10,423 1.8%
54 Seymour 10,574 10,378 1.9%
55 Union City 10,479 10,896 -3.8%
56 Manchester 10,430 9,899 5.4%
57 Paris 10,059 10,083 -0.2%
58 Clinton 9,961 9,744 2.2%
59 Brownsville 9,829 10,392 -5.4%
60 Alcoa 9,343 8,473 10.3%
61 Bloomingdale 9,222 9,742 -5.3%
62 Lenoir City 9,007 8,360 7.7%
63 Atoka 8,994 7,629 17.9%
64 Covington 8,921 9,016 -1.1%
65 Hartsville/trousdale County 8,773 7,751 13.2%
66 Signal Mountain 8,507 7,481 13.7%
67 Winchester 8,467 8,430 0.4%
68 Fairview 8,442 7,500 12.6%
69 Jefferson City 8,220 8,096 1.5%
70 Fairfield Glade 8,217 6,261 31.2%
71 Humboldt 8,155 8,582 -5.0%
72 Ripley 8,148 8,372 -2.7%
73 South Cleveland 7,882 6,329 24.5%
74 Lexington 7,731 7,641 1.2%
75 Milan 7,715 7,796 -1.0%
76 Pulaski 7,653 7,895 -3.1%
77 Oakland 7,508 5,815 29.1%
78 Harrison 7,427 7,917 -6.2%
79 Dayton 7,341 7,118 3.1%
80 Nolensville 7,119 5,351 33.0%
81 Green Hill 7,117 6,836 4.1%
82 La Follette 6,983 7,585 -7.9%
83 Savannah 6,977 7,011 -0.5%
84 Fayetteville 6,976 6,842 2.0%
85 Newport 6,780 7,023 -3.5%
86 Millersville 6,760 6,111 10.6%
87 Greenbrier 6,720 6,195 8.5%
88 Church Hill 6,686 6,630 0.8%
89 Henderson 6,237 6,141 1.6%
90 Harriman 6,153 6,503 -5.4%
91 Pigeon Forge 6,147 5,831 5.4%
92 Munford 6,009 5,779 4.0%
93 Erwin 5,921 6,090 -2.8%
94 Tellico Village 5,890 5,431 8.5%
95 Sweetwater 5,842 5,807 0.6%
96 Kingston 5,812 5,864 -0.9%
97 Loudon 5,697 5,273 8.0%
98 Mckenzie 5,455 5,254 3.8%
99 Rockwood 5,415 5,592 -3.2%
100 Mount Carmel 5,386 5,349 0.7%
101 Jonesborough 5,275 4,875 8.2%
102 Eagleton Village 5,163 4,593 12.4%
103 Dunlap 5,061 4,843 4.5%
104 Bolivar 5,037 5,551 -9.3%
105 Forest Hills 5,002 4,769 4.9%
106 Lafayette 4,985 4,383 13.7%
107 Sparta 4,952 4,891 1.2%
108 Mount Pleasant 4,748 4,555 4.2%
109 Madisonville 4,709 4,503 4.6%
110 Oak Hill 4,681 4,498 4.1%
111 Smithville 4,659 4,466 4.3%
112 Ashland City 4,599 4,405 4.4%
113 Whiteville 4,548 4,704 -3.3%
114 Selmer 4,446 4,402 1.0%
115 Coope 4,398 4,060 8.3%
116 Tiptonville 4,375 4,451 -1.7%
117 Rogersville 4,326 4,419 -2.1%
118 Harrogate 4,299 4,333 -0.8%
119 Pleasant View 4,277 3,962 8.0%
120 Lake Tansi 4,150 3,435 20.8%
121 Spurgeon 4,148 3,383 22.6%
122 Louisville 4,141 2,537 63.2%
123 Gatlinburg 4,126 3,885 6.2%
124 Trenton 4,120 4,319 -4.6%
125 Thompson's Station 4,112 1,946 111.3%
126 Medina 4,101 3,010 36.2%
127 Waverly 4,070 4,080 -0.2%
128 Livingston 4,042 4,066 -0.6%
129 Oliver Springs 3,984 2,831 40.7%
130 Algood 3,895 3,391 14.9%
131 Huntingdon 3,876 4,046 -4.2%
132 Oneida 3,682 3,815 -3.5%
133 Wildwood Lake 3,668 3,360 9.2%
134 Hohenwald 3,651 3,734 -2.2%
135 Unicoi 3,556 3,638 -2.3%
136 Camden 3,554 3,608 -1.5%
137 Centerville 3,548 3,711 -4.4%
138 Colonial Heights 3,468 7,274 -52.3%
139 Etowah 3,465 3,540 -2.1%
140 White Bluff 3,350 3,077 8.9%
141 Newbern 3,329 3,257 2.2%
142 Jasper 3,312 3,268 1.3%
143 Somerville 3,121 3,075 1.5%
144 Bean Station 3,089 2,949 4.7%
145 Decherd 3,073 2,300 33.6%
146 South Pittsburg 3,064 3,047 0.6%
147 Apison 2,997 2,598 15.4%
148 Dresden 2,963 2,984 -0.7%
149 Brighton 2,916 2,579 13.1%
150 Dandridge 2,891 2,693 7.4%
151 Monterey 2,847 2,854 -0.2%
152 Kingston Springs 2,763 2,787 -0.9%
153 New Tazewell 2,750 3,006 -8.5%
154 Caryville 2,731 2,255 21.1%
155 Woodbury 2,696 2,647 1.9%
156 Shackle Island 2,694 2,736 -1.5%
157 Bells 2,687 2,253 19.3%
158 Clifton 2,685 2,730 -1.6%
159 Fairmount 2,681 2,604 3.0%
160 Tusculum 2,666 2,587 3.1%
161 Blountville 2,654 3,342 -20.6%
162 Maynardville 2,611 2,250 16.0%
163 Sale Creek 2,596 2,530 2.6%
164 Belle Meade 2,584 2,891 -10.6%
165 Pegram 2,571 2,300 11.8%
166 Coalfield 2,567 1,919 33.8%
167 South Fulton 2,474 1,893 30.7%
168 Jellico 2,427 2,545 -4.6%
169 Halls 2,424 2,326 4.2%
170 Waynesboro 2,416 2,542 -5.0%
171 Parsons 2,403 2,739 -12.3%
172 Mountain City 2,394 2,536 -5.6%
173 Carthage 2,382 2,238 6.4%
174 Mascot 2,379 2,145 10.9%
175 Sewanee 2,377 2,242 6.0%
176 White Pine 2,364 2,122 11.4%
177 Park City 2,354 2,292 2.7%
178 Spring City 2,353 1,868 26.0%
179 Pine Crest 2,347 2,360 -0.6%
180 Mosheim 2,327 3,049 -23.7%
181 Westmoreland 2,322 2,555 -9.1%
182 Dyer 2,320 2,570 -9.7%
183 Central 2,284 1,978 15.5%
184 Whitwell 2,237 1,561 43.3%
185 Ridgetop 2,231 1,855 20.3%
186 Alamo 2,221 2,391 -7.1%
187 Walnut Hill 2,176 2,836 -23.3%
188 Surgoinsville 2,175 2,144 1.4%
189 Estill Springs 2,125 1,991 6.7%
190 Greenfield 2,124 2,407 -11.8%
191 Tazewell 2,124 2,310 -8.1%
192 Adamsville 2,098 2,036 3.0%
193 Jacksboro 2,085 1,838 13.4%
194 Hunter 2,067 1,475 40.1%
195 Jamestown 2,048 1,764 16.1%
196 Dover 2,013 1,659 21.3%
197 Blaine 2,012 2,199 -8.5%
198 Lookout Mountain 1,983 1,894 4.7%
199 Gray 1,973 1,279 54.3%
200 Pikeville 1,968 1,335 47.4%
201 Ridgely 1,963 1,972 -0.5%
202 New Johnsonville 1,963 1,793 9.5%
203 Loretto 1,906 1,932 -1.3%
204 Hopewell 1,900 1,932 -1.7%
205 Rural Hill 1,897 2,065 -8.1%
206 Lake City 1,886 1,544 22.2%
207 New Union 1,876 1,268 47.9%
208 Monteagle 1,875 1,614 16.2%
209 Walden 1,873 2,028 -7.6%
210 Fall Branch 1,848 1,368 35.1%
211 Plainview 1,837 2,275 -19.3%
212 Vonore 1,795 1,421 26.3%
213 Graysville 1,774 1,099 61.4%
214 Bluff City 1,772 1,453 22.0%
215 Lakesite 1,770 1,869 -5.3%
216 Celina 1,763 1,647 7.0%
217 Burns 1,736 1,634 6.2%
218 Spencer 1,729 1,968 -12.1%
219 Piperton 1,703 1,449 17.5%
220 East Cleveland 1,698 1,970 -13.8%
221 Benton 1,695 1,723 -1.6%
222 Mcewen 1,694 1,649 2.7%
223 Three Way 1,665 1,723 -3.4%
224 Red Boiling Springs 1,659 1,185 40.0%
225 Norris 1,622 1,419 14.3%
226 Englewood 1,615 1,791 -9.8%
227 Grimsley 1,614 1,076 50.0%
228 Unionville 1,607 1,016 58.2%
229 Rutledge 1,589 1,541 3.1%
230 Cross Plains 1,569 1,639 -4.3%
231 Huntsville 1,548 1,109 39.6%
232 Charlotte 1,547 1,104 40.1%
233 Mowbray Mountain 1,543 1,440 7.2%
234 Olivet 1,539 1,210 27.2%
235 Chapel Hill 1,520 1,248 21.8%
236 Kimball 1,517 1,363 11.3%
237 Troy 1,499 1,634 -8.3%
238 Powells Crossroads 1,495 1,204 24.2%
239 Gordonsville 1,489 1,332 11.8%
240 Decatur 1,481 1,369 8.2%
241 Cowan 1,477 1,449 1.9%
242 Tennessee Ridge 1,461 1,389 5.2%
243 Roan Mountain 1,458 1,237 17.9%
244 Bruceton 1,445 1,675 -13.7%
245 Midtown 1,443 1,614 -10.6%
246 New Market 1,442 1,206 19.6%
247 Baxter 1,438 1,455 -1.2%
248 Obion 1,421 1,464 -2.9%
249 Watertown 1,408 1,616 -12.9%
250 Gleason 1,402 1,634 -14.2%
251 Banner Hill 1,375 1,774 -22.5%
252 Sneedville 1,347 1,739 -22.5%
253 Crump 1,309 1,696 -22.8%
254 Bradford 1,306 1,040 25.6%
255 Tracy City 1,305 1,581 -17.5%
256 South Carthage 1,305 1,546 -15.6%
257 Ardmore 1,295 1,243 4.2%
258 Falling Water 1,269 1,106 14.7%
259 Cornersville 1,266 964 31.3%
260 Fincastle 1,264 1,521 -16.9%
261 Erin 1,240 1,538 -19.4%
262 Dodson Branch 1,209 904 33.7%
263 Lyles 1,178 870 35.4%
264 Kenton 1,154 1,253 -7.9%
265 Alexandria 1,146 961 19.3%
266 Rutherford 1,146 1,159 -1.1%
267 Bon Aqua Junction 1,113 943 18.0%
268 Orlinda 1,100 789 39.4%
269 Niota 1,096 916 19.7%
270 Sharon 1,051 1,039 1.2%
271 Mason 1,050 1,581 -33.6%
272 Altamont 1,044 1,160 -10.0%
273 Philadelphia 1,020 504 102.4%
274 Decaturville 1,005 1,060 -5.2%

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