100 Biggest Cities In Tennessee For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Tennessee. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 285 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 Nashville and Memphis 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 Nashville.

The smallest? Collinwood, 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.

Nashville, TN
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Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Population: 660,062
Population 2010: 587,790
Growth: 12.3%
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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 HomeSnacks User

I have traveled to Nashville many times and love it. The weather is great and there are lots of activities to take advantage of. There are many great restaurants.

The bars on Broadway are lots of fun - with great music. You can enjoy delicious food also.


Memphis, TN
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Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Population: 653,248
Population 2010: 654,876
Growth: -0.2%
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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 HomeSnacks User

The crime is very bad. Most people here don't have a life.

Beale Street is okay. Watch some of the people around here though.


Knoxville, TN
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 185,429
Population 2010: 178,202
Growth: 4.1%
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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 HomeSnacks User

This is the most wonderful place on Earth. It is near the Smoky Mountains, has lots of lakes, and is the home of the University of Tennessee. It's easy to get around, the people are friendly, the food is good, and everything is wonderful.

Go to a University of Tennessee football game. Visit a Calhoun's restaurant. Enjoy yourself!


Chattanooga, TN
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 177,365
Population 2010: 164,481
Growth: 7.8%
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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
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 150,602
Population 2010: 126,148
Growth: 19.4%
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.

Murfreesboro, TN
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 130,968
Population 2010: 102,602
Growth: 27.6%
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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
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 75,366
Population 2010: 59,905
Growth: 25.8%
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.

Jackson, TN
Overall SnackAbility
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 66,878
Population 2010: 64,418
Growth: 3.8%
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
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 66,037
Population 2010: 61,758
Growth: 6.9%
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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
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 58,828
Population 2010: 52,754
Growth: 11.5%
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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 Nashville 660,062 587,790 12.3%
2 Memphis 653,248 654,876 -0.2%
3 Knoxville 185,429 178,202 4.1%
4 Chattanooga 177,365 164,481 7.8%
5 Clarksville 150,602 126,148 19.4%
6 Murfreesboro 130,968 102,602 27.6%
7 Franklin 75,366 59,905 25.8%
8 Jackson 66,878 64,418 3.8%
9 Johnson City 66,037 61,758 6.9%
10 Bartlett 58,828 52,754 11.5%
11 Hendersonville 56,421 49,725 13.5%
12 Kingsport 53,115 47,852 11.0%
13 Collierville 49,610 41,983 18.2%
14 Smyrna 48,361 38,102 26.9%
15 Cleveland 43,924 40,507 8.4%
16 Brentwood 41,987 35,331 18.8%
17 Germantown 39,164 38,655 1.3%
18 Spring Hill 37,830 25,415 48.8%
19 Columbia 37,455 34,482 8.6%
20 Gallatin 36,139 29,084 24.3%
21 La Vergne 35,237 30,367 16.0%
22 Cookeville 32,894 29,722 10.7%
23 Mount Juliet 32,882 21,922 50.0%
24 Lebanon 31,592 25,188 25.4%
25 Morristown 29,547 28,749 2.8%
26 Oak Ridge 29,030 28,925 0.4%
27 Maryville 28,520 26,925 5.9%
28 Bristol 26,766 26,427 1.3%
29 Farragut 22,260 20,154 10.4%
30 Shelbyville 21,319 19,769 7.8%
31 East Ridge 21,134 20,778 1.7%
32 Tullahoma 19,669 18,561 6.0%
33 Goodlettsville 16,900 15,448 9.4%
34 Springfield 16,787 16,097 4.3%
35 Dyersburg 16,559 17,213 -3.8%
36 Sevierville 16,439 14,477 13.6%
37 Dickson 15,294 14,299 7.0%
38 Greeneville 14,896 15,189 -1.9%
39 Athens 13,752 13,491 1.9%
40 Mcminnville 13,650 13,473 1.3%
41 Elizabethton 13,555 14,306 -5.2%
42 Soddy-Daisy 13,460 12,393 8.6%
43 Lakeland 12,628 11,503 9.8%
44 Portland 12,539 10,973 14.3%
45 Middle Valley 12,097 12,853 -5.9%
46 Red Bank 11,748 11,661 0.7%
47 Arlington 11,689 9,925 17.8%
48 Lewisburg 11,638 10,953 6.3%
49 White House 11,513 9,764 17.9%
50 Crossville 11,368 10,625 7.0%
51 Collegedale 11,256 7,937 41.8%
52 Seymour 10,873 10,378 4.8%
53 Martin 10,721 11,083 -3.3%
54 Millington 10,720 10,351 3.6%
55 Lawrenceburg 10,684 10,423 2.5%
56 Manchester 10,561 9,899 6.7%
57 Union City 10,478 10,896 -3.8%
58 Paris 10,042 10,083 -0.4%
59 Clinton 9,908 9,744 1.7%
60 Brownsville 9,715 10,392 -6.5%
61 Alcoa 9,633 8,473 13.7%
62 Hartsville/trousdale County 9,573 7,751 23.5%
63 Atoka 9,139 7,629 19.8%
64 Lenoir City 9,122 8,360 9.1%
65 Covington 8,855 9,016 -1.8%
66 Bloomingdale 8,660 9,742 -11.1%
67 Fairview 8,599 7,500 14.7%
68 Winchester 8,578 8,430 1.8%
69 Fairfield Glade 8,564 6,261 36.8%
70 Signal Mountain 8,523 7,481 13.9%
71 Jefferson City 8,235 8,096 1.7%
72 Humboldt 8,226 8,582 -4.1%
73 South Cleveland 8,069 6,329 27.5%
74 Ripley 8,023 8,372 -4.2%
75 Lexington 7,735 7,641 1.2%
76 Oakland 7,707 5,815 32.5%
77 Milan 7,703 7,796 -1.2%
78 Nolensville 7,656 5,351 43.1%
79 Pulaski 7,652 7,895 -3.1%
80 Harrison 7,555 7,917 -4.6%
81 Dayton 7,340 7,118 3.1%
82 Fayetteville 6,987 6,842 2.1%
83 Savannah 6,964 7,011 -0.7%
84 La Follette 6,911 7,585 -8.9%
85 Greenbrier 6,770 6,195 9.3%
86 Newport 6,757 7,023 -3.8%
87 Green Hill 6,695 6,836 -2.1%
88 Church Hill 6,681 6,630 0.8%
89 Millersville 6,570 6,111 7.5%
90 Henderson 6,247 6,141 1.7%
91 Pigeon Forge 6,197 5,831 6.3%
92 Harriman 6,136 6,503 -5.6%
93 Munford 5,998 5,779 3.8%
94 Erwin 5,891 6,090 -3.3%
95 Sweetwater 5,870 5,807 1.1%
96 Kingston 5,821 5,864 -0.7%
97 Loudon 5,687 5,273 7.9%
98 Tellico Village 5,612 5,431 3.3%
99 Rockwood 5,419 5,592 -3.1%
100 Mckenzie 5,363 5,254 2.1%
101 Mount Carmel 5,327 5,349 -0.4%
102 Jonesborough 5,321 4,875 9.1%
103 Eagleton Village 5,250 4,593 14.3%
104 Dunlap 5,083 4,843 5.0%
105 Lafayette 5,055 4,383 15.3%
106 Bolivar 5,002 5,551 -9.9%
107 Forest Hills 4,968 4,769 4.2%
108 Sparta 4,940 4,891 1.0%
109 Madisonville 4,903 4,503 8.9%
110 Mount Pleasant 4,810 4,555 5.6%
111 Thompson's Station 4,754 1,946 144.3%
112 Smithville 4,699 4,466 5.2%
113 Oak Hill 4,634 4,498 3.0%
114 Ashland City 4,608 4,405 4.6%
115 Whiteville 4,526 4,704 -3.8%
116 Oliver Springs 4,489 2,831 58.6%
117 Spurgeon 4,482 3,383 32.5%
118 Coope 4,455 4,060 9.7%
119 Selmer 4,422 4,402 0.5%
120 Pleasant View 4,360 3,962 10.0%
121 Tiptonville 4,359 4,451 -2.1%
122 Lake Tansi 4,343 3,435 26.4%
123 Rogersville 4,341 4,419 -1.8%
124 Harrogate 4,323 4,333 -0.2%
125 Medina 4,175 3,010 38.7%
126 Gatlinburg 4,150 3,885 6.8%
127 Louisville 4,133 2,537 62.9%
128 Trenton 4,091 4,319 -5.3%
129 Waverly 4,069 4,080 -0.3%
130 Algood 4,065 3,391 19.9%
131 Livingston 4,024 4,066 -1.0%
132 Huntingdon 3,845 4,046 -5.0%
133 Oneida 3,706 3,815 -2.9%
134 Hohenwald 3,657 3,734 -2.1%
135 Colonial Heights 3,642 7,274 -49.9%
136 Unicoi 3,556 3,638 -2.3%
137 Centerville 3,555 3,711 -4.2%
138 Camden 3,549 3,608 -1.6%
139 Etowah 3,474 3,540 -1.9%
140 White Bluff 3,449 3,077 12.1%
141 Wildwood Lake 3,400 3,360 1.2%
142 Jasper 3,351 3,268 2.5%
143 Newbern 3,327 3,257 2.1%
144 Decherd 3,151 2,300 37.0%
145 Somerville 3,139 3,075 2.1%
146 Dandridge 3,091 2,693 14.8%
147 Bean Station 3,089 2,949 4.7%
148 Shackle Island 3,082 2,736 12.6%
149 South Pittsburg 3,045 3,047 -0.1%
150 Dresden 2,957 2,984 -0.9%
151 Brighton 2,944 2,579 14.2%
152 Sale Creek 2,872 2,530 13.5%
153 Monterey 2,845 2,854 -0.3%
154 Apison 2,830 2,598 8.9%
155 Blountville 2,813 3,342 -15.8%
156 Bells 2,777 2,253 23.3%
157 Kingston Springs 2,754 2,787 -1.2%
158 New Tazewell 2,744 3,006 -8.7%
159 Tusculum 2,737 2,587 5.8%
160 Woodbury 2,735 2,647 3.3%
161 Maynardville 2,724 2,250 21.1%
162 Clifton 2,684 2,730 -1.7%
163 Caryville 2,653 2,255 17.6%
164 Westmoreland 2,603 2,555 1.9%
165 Waynesboro 2,552 2,542 0.4%
166 Carthage 2,546 2,238 13.8%
167 Pegram 2,469 2,300 7.3%
168 South Fulton 2,449 1,893 29.4%
169 Dyer 2,446 2,570 -4.8%
170 Park City 2,424 2,292 5.8%
171 Fairmount 2,418 2,604 -7.1%
172 Pine Crest 2,412 2,360 2.2%
173 Belle Meade 2,401 2,891 -16.9%
174 Mosheim 2,398 3,049 -21.4%
175 Gruetli-Laager 2,388 1,827 30.7%
176 Coalfield 2,385 1,919 24.3%
177 Mascot 2,361 2,145 10.1%
178 Greenfield 2,357 2,407 -2.1%
179 Sewanee 2,352 2,242 4.9%
180 Central 2,350 1,978 18.8%
181 Mountain City 2,349 2,536 -7.4%
182 Tazewell 2,312 2,310 0.1%
183 Jellico 2,289 2,545 -10.1%
184 Walnut Hill 2,286 2,836 -19.4%
185 Estill Springs 2,282 1,991 14.6%
186 Ridgetop 2,274 1,855 22.6%
187 Parsons 2,263 2,739 -17.4%
188 Pikeville 2,251 1,335 68.6%
189 Jacksboro 2,250 1,838 22.4%
190 Alamo 2,241 2,391 -6.3%
191 Halls 2,231 2,326 -4.1%
192 Adamsville 2,192 2,036 7.7%
193 Surgoinsville 2,165 2,144 1.0%
194 Hunter 2,153 1,475 46.0%
195 Dover 2,150 1,659 29.6%
196 Lake City 2,148 1,544 39.1%
197 White Pine 2,135 2,122 0.6%
198 New Johnsonville 2,107 1,793 17.5%
199 Spring City 2,094 1,868 12.1%
200 Unionville 2,063 1,016 103.1%
201 Blaine 2,053 2,199 -6.6%
202 Jamestown 2,010 1,764 13.9%
203 Lakesite 2,004 1,869 7.2%
204 Lookout Mountain 1,992 1,894 5.2%
205 Monteagle 1,957 1,614 21.3%
206 Vonore 1,913 1,421 34.6%
207 Whitwell 1,897 1,561 21.5%
208 Piperton 1,892 1,449 30.6%
209 Rural Hill 1,888 2,065 -8.6%
210 Hopewell 1,888 1,932 -2.3%
211 Bluff City 1,867 1,453 28.5%
212 Loretto 1,838 1,932 -4.9%
213 Ridgely 1,828 1,972 -7.3%
214 Walden 1,828 2,028 -9.9%
215 Celina 1,803 1,647 9.5%
216 Plainview 1,803 2,275 -20.7%
217 Cross Plains 1,769 1,639 7.9%
218 Graysville 1,726 1,099 57.1%
219 Burns 1,719 1,634 5.2%
220 Gordonsville 1,703 1,332 27.9%
221 Mowbray Mountain 1,699 1,440 18.0%
222 Kimball 1,697 1,363 24.5%
223 East Cleveland 1,682 1,970 -14.6%
224 Charlotte 1,674 1,104 51.6%
225 Olivet 1,652 1,210 36.5%
226 Troy 1,644 1,634 0.6%
227 Watertown 1,630 1,616 0.9%
228 Three Way 1,618 1,723 -6.1%
229 Mcewen 1,615 1,649 -2.1%
230 Spencer 1,614 1,968 -18.0%
231 Englewood 1,592 1,791 -11.1%
232 Benton 1,584 1,723 -8.1%
233 Rutledge 1,565 1,541 1.6%
234 Chapel Hill 1,563 1,248 25.2%
235 Decatur 1,557 1,369 13.7%
236 Tracy City 1,556 1,581 -1.6%
237 Gray 1,552 1,279 21.3%
238 Fall Branch 1,547 1,368 13.1%
239 Baxter 1,536 1,455 5.6%
240 Red Boiling Springs 1,516 1,185 27.9%
241 Tennessee Ridge 1,481 1,389 6.6%
242 Cowan 1,475 1,449 1.8%
243 New Market 1,471 1,206 22.0%
244 Gleason 1,462 1,634 -10.5%
245 Powells Crossroads 1,461 1,204 21.3%
246 Banner Hill 1,455 1,774 -18.0%
247 Norris 1,450 1,419 2.2%
248 Midtown 1,437 1,614 -11.0%
249 Huntsville 1,419 1,109 28.0%
250 New Union 1,389 1,268 9.5%
251 Crump 1,371 1,696 -19.2%
252 Cornersville 1,336 964 38.6%
253 Bruceton 1,318 1,675 -21.3%
254 Erin 1,315 1,538 -14.5%
255 Falling Water 1,309 1,106 18.4%
256 Obion 1,300 1,464 -11.2%
257 Ardmore 1,293 1,243 4.0%
258 Sneedville 1,285 1,739 -26.1%
259 Fincastle 1,276 1,521 -16.1%
260 Roan Mountain 1,276 1,237 3.2%
261 Greenback 1,263 986 28.1%
262 Dodson Branch 1,260 904 39.4%
263 South Carthage 1,233 1,546 -20.2%
264 Bon Aqua Junction 1,229 943 30.3%
265 Grimsley 1,219 1,076 13.3%
266 Kenton 1,193 1,253 -4.8%
267 Lyles 1,173 870 34.8%
268 Telford 1,161 822 41.2%
269 Bradford 1,150 1,040 10.6%
270 Rutherford 1,146 1,159 -1.1%
271 Riceville 1,140 299 281.3%
272 Lone Oak 1,125 1,618 -30.5%
273 Mason 1,123 1,581 -29.0%
274 Alexandria 1,112 961 15.7%
275 Berry Hill 1,082 467 131.7%
276 Altamont 1,037 1,160 -10.6%
277 Byrd 1,036 1,017 1.9%
278 Lobelville 1,025 1,038 -1.3%
279 Sharon 1,023 1,039 -1.5%
280 Niota 1,018 916 11.1%
281 Helenwood 1,008 927 8.7%
282 Winfield 1,008 1,059 -4.8%
283 Eastview 1,007 643 56.6%
284 Decaturville 1,007 1,060 -5.0%
285 Collinwood 1,006 1,068 -5.8%

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