These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Tennessee For 2019


We analyzed 95 places in Tennessee to determine where the 1% live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Tennessee.

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Nolensville, Arlington, Forest Hills: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Tennessee. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Volunteer State.

Nolensville in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $120,411 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.6%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Tennessee share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 95 places in Tennessee with more than 5,000 people.

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Tennessee.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Tennessee:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Tennessee For 2019

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Tennessee
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2013-2017 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 95 places with more than 5,000 people in Tennessee, we ranked each place from 1 to 95 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Nolensville, crowned the “Richest City In Tennessee For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 95 places.

Nolensville, TN

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9
/10

Population: 7,119
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Income: $120,411
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Nolensville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nolensville is a town in Williamson County, Tennessee. The population was 5,861 at the 2010 census.

Arlington, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,678
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $99,404
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Arlington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arlington is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee. The population was 2,569 at the 2000 census and 11,517 at the 2010 census, for a gain of 348.3% during the decade. The 2010 US Census shows that Arlington is the 2nd fastest growing community in the State of Tennessee. It is one of seven municipalities in Shelby County.

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7
/10

Population: 5,002
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $193,281
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Forest Hills: Real Estate | Data

Brentwood, TN

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 41,524
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $151,722
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Brentwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brentwood is a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee; located in Williamson County, it is known for its rolling hills as well as being one of the wealthiest cities in America relative to average cost of living. The population was 37,060 as of the 2010 U.S. Census, and estimated at 40,982 in 2014.

Germantown, TN

Source: City Of Germantwon
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 39,230
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $113,392
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Germantown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Germantown is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 38,844 at the 2010 census.

Collierville, TN

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 48,960
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $113,957
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
More on Collierville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Collierville is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a suburb located in the Memphis metropolitan area. The town had a population of 43,965 at the 2010 census.

Spring Hill, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 35,995
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $86,538
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Spring Hill: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Spring Hill is a city in Maury and Williamson counties, Tennessee, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Nashville. Spring Hill’s population as of 2014 was 34,269.

Lakeland, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,623
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 5)
Median Income: $102,785
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Lakeland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, and a suburb of Memphis. The population was 12,430 at the 2010 census.

Farragut, TN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,975
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $108,171
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Farragut: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farragut is a town which straddles both Knox and Loudon counties in Tennessee and is a suburb of Knoxville. The town’s population was 20,676 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area. The town is named in honor of American Civil War Admiral David Farragut, who was born just east of Farragut at Campbell’s Station in 1801.

Atoka, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,994
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $89,440
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Atoka: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Atoka /.to.k/ is a town in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States. Historians and genealogists can trace Atoka’s origins back to the 1838 charter of Portersville. Atoka adopted Portersville’s charter as its own. World War I Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Joseph B. Adkison lived in Atoka, and he is buried nearby.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Tennessee For 2019

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Tennessee, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Tennessee.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in Tennessee, according to data:

Poorest: Newport
2nd Poorest: Ripley
3rd Poorest: Martin

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

How Is The Area In ?

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Tennessee

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Nolensville 3.0 $120,411
2 Arlington 4.0 $99,404
3 Forest Hills 5.0 $193,281
4 Brentwood 5.0 $151,722
5 Germantown 6.0 $113,392
6 Collierville 9.17 $113,957
7 Spring Hill 9.5 $86,538
8 Lakeland 10.67 $102,785
9 Farragut 11.5 $108,171
10 Atoka 12.33 $89,440
11 Franklin 14.67 $92,589
12 Signal Mountain 15.0 $103,139
13 Mount Juliet 15.67 $80,130
14 Bartlett 16.5 $82,213
15 Collegedale 17.0 $52,931
16 Hendersonville 18.17 $65,918
17 Fairview 18.83 $63,125
18 White House 19.17 $72,374
19 Jonesborough 19.5 $47,461
20 Oakland 21.17 $74,129
21 Millersville 22.67 $60,129
22 Manchester 24.0 $48,280
23 Goodlettsville 26.0 $54,319
24 Gallatin 26.5 $53,794
25 Smyrna 28.5 $58,302
26 La Vergne 28.67 $59,297
27 Maryville 29.17 $56,270
28 East Ridge 30.5 $41,648
29 Kingston 31.33 $48,616
30 Alcoa 33.5 $41,889
31 Winchester 34.17 $44,659
32 Murfreesboro 34.33 $57,753
33 Portland 35.17 $48,449
34 Clinton 37.5 $44,412
35 Munford 39.5 $67,813
36 Mount Carmel 40.17 $47,889
37 Pigeon Forge 40.67 $35,573
38 Dunlap 41.0 $48,208
39 Church Hill 41.33 $43,688
40 Lebanon 43.67 $46,287
41 Clarksville 43.83 $51,164
42 Dickson 44.0 $40,071
43 Oak Ridge 44.17 $50,464
44 Red Bank 44.5 $37,640
45 Greenbrier 45.67 $47,171
46 Hartsville/trousdale County 47.67 $41,776
47 Columbia 47.67 $41,673
48 Loudon 48.5 $37,155
49 Milan 49.0 $37,075
50 Tullahoma 49.17 $39,858
51 Millington 49.83 $48,409
52 Springfield 51.33 $44,296
53 Sweetwater 52.33 $40,042
54 Pulaski 53.33 $34,241
55 Chattanooga 53.33 $41,911
56 Bristol 53.33 $40,139
57 Johnson City 55.17 $39,143
58 Kingsport 55.17 $39,135
59 Sevierville 55.17 $36,884
60 Humboldt 55.67 $35,514
61 Cleveland 56.0 $41,570
62 Jackson 59.67 $40,398
63 Paris 59.83 $33,743
64 Shelbyville 60.17 $37,995
65 Elizabethton 60.67 $33,584
66 Lenoir City 60.83 $40,170
67 Brownsville 64.33 $32,692
68 Knoxville 64.83 $36,331
69 Greeneville 65.83 $33,445
70 Lewisburg 68.0 $37,466
71 Jefferson City 68.33 $36,458
72 Dyersburg 69.17 $36,820
73 Mckenzie 70.17 $35,600
74 Memphis 72.67 $38,230
75 Lawrenceburg 72.67 $32,045
76 Lexington 74.0 $38,468
77 Mcminnville 74.17 $32,460
78 Morristown 76.33 $33,597
79 Henderson 77.17 $37,688
80 Cookeville 78.5 $32,392
81 Rockwood 79.17 $30,777
82 Dayton 80.17 $33,240
83 Fayetteville 81.0 $31,223
84 Union City 81.33 $32,882
85 Harriman 81.67 $29,103
86 Athens 81.67 $31,177
87 Crossville 84.67 $29,183
88 Covington 85.5 $28,786
89 Bolivar 87.0 $31,899
90 Savannah 89.0 $29,890
91 La Follette 89.17 $27,819
92 Erwin 90.0 $29,473
93 Martin 90.33 $27,145
94 Ripley 92.33 $27,309
95 Newport 94.67 $22,127

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3 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Tennessee For 2019

  1. Brentwood is not a suburb of Nashville. It just borders Nashville but stands completely separate from Nashville. Antioch, Hermutage, and Bellevue are all suburbs of Nashville. They are all part of Nashville metro. However, Brentwood is a different city in a different county with a different government.

    1. Splitting hairs aren’t we…. definition of suburb A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. … Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land.

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