These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Tennessee


We analyzed over 105 places in Tennessee to determine where the 1% live.

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Arlington, Brentwood, Signal Mountain: 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.

Arlington in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $97,500 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.6%.

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.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 105 places in Tennessee with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Volunteer State:

  1. Arlington
  2. Brentwood
  3. Signal Mountain
  4. Germantown
  5. Green Hill
  6. Spring Hill
  7. Farragut
  8. Collierville
  9. Nolensville
  10. Lakeland

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Tennessee? That would be Ripley.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Tennessee

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think 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 2010-2014 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 105 places with more than 5,000 people in Tennessee, we ranked each place from 1 to 105 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, Arlington, crowned the “Richest Place In Tennessee”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 105 places.

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1. Arlington

Arlington, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia.

Population: 11,623
Median Income: 9750000.0%
Poverty Level: 2.6%
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%

2. Brentwood

Brentwood, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia.

Population: 39,059
Median Income: 13839500.0%
Poverty Level: 2.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

3. Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia.

Population: 8,416
Median Income: 9709200.0%
Poverty Level: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

4. Germantown

Germantown, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia.

Population: 39,207
Median Income: 11016900.0%
Poverty Level: 4.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

5. Green Hill


Population: 6,667
Median Income: 7140200.0%
Poverty Level: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

6. Spring Hill

Spring Hill, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,467
Median Income: 7684000.0%
Poverty Level: 3.2%
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%

7. Farragut

Farragut, Tennessee

Source:

Population: 21,111
Median Income: 10471500.0%
Poverty Level: 3.7%
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

8. Collierville

Collierville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 46,780
Median Income: 10678300.0%
Poverty Level: 3.3%
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%

9. Nolensville

Nolensville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia.

Population: 6,131
Median Income: 10298200.0%
Poverty Level: 4.3%
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

10. Lakeland

Lakeland, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,549
Median Income: 9162000.0%
Poverty Level: 4.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Tennessee

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 TN, according to data:

Poorest: Ripley
2nd Poorest: La Follette
3rd Poorest: Newport
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Tennessee

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Arlington 1 11,623 $97,500 2.6% 2.3%
Brentwood 2 39,059 $138,395 2.8% 4.0%
Signal Mountain 3 8,416 $97,092 2.0% 3.1%
Germantown 4 39,207 $110,169 4.0% 4.2%
Green Hill 5 6,667 $71,402 2.1% 3.0%
Spring Hill 6 31,467 $76,840 3.2% 3.6%
Farragut 7 21,111 $104,715 3.7% 5.4%
Collierville 8 46,780 $106,783 3.3% 6.2%
Nolensville 9 6,131 $102,982 4.3% 4.3%
Lakeland 10 12,549 $91,620 4.9% 4.6%
Franklin 11 66,596 $81,432 6.1% 5.3%
Bartlett 12 57,805 $80,240 3.4% 6.3%
Tellico Village 13 6,385 $72,096 1.7% 7.6%
White House 14 10,618 $68,284 4.2% 7.1%
Hendersonville 15 53,257 $61,514 6.8% 5.6%
Fairview 16 8,020 $54,906 6.3% 6.2%
Mount Juliet 17 27,053 $73,512 8.7% 6.3%
Harrison 18 7,595 $54,067 4.6% 7.3%
Middle Valley 19 13,282 $58,813 8.2% 7.2%
Seymour 20 10,703 $54,386 7.8% 7.4%
Millersville 21 6,481 $58,968 7.1% 8.4%
Atoka 22 8,727 $80,625 6.3% 9.8%
Jonesborough 23 5,138 $49,688 14.0% 5.7%
Oakland 24 6,944 $66,981 8.8% 8.7%
Mount Carmel 25 5,443 $53,080 6.8% 9.3%
Maryville 26 27,824 $52,120 11.9% 7.5%
La Vergne 27 33,637 $53,672 8.0% 8.8%
Smyrna 28 42,235 $52,516 12.6% 7.6%
Fairfield Glade 29 7,754 $46,235 14.3% 6.0%
Clinton 30 9,874 $40,194 11.3% 6.4%
Gallatin 31 31,800 $46,279 12.8% 7.7%
Kingston 32 5,888 $45,424 11.5% 8.0%
Munford 33 6,001 $62,201 10.2% 10.7%
Goodlettsville 34 16,466 $52,648 11.1% 9.8%
East Ridge 35 21,220 $39,445 14.8% 6.4%
Church Hill 36 6,742 $46,034 10.3% 8.8%
Nashville 37 624,261 $46,758 16.8% 8.2%
Millington 38 11,152 $48,779 16.7% 8.5%
Murfreesboro 39 114,660 $50,337 18.4% 8.4%
Soddy-Daisy 40 13,109 $42,937 10.7% 9.7%
Oak Ridge 41 29,301 $52,534 17.0% 9.5%
Greenbrier 42 6,550 $50,641 7.3% 11.7%
Portland 43 11,853 $51,027 16.1% 10.0%
Collegedale 44 9,488< /td> $49,688 11.3% 10.5%
Dickson 45 14,814 $34,869 15.9% 7.2%
Lynchburg 46 6,348 $43,393 10.9% 10.8%
Clarksville 47 140,563 $47,489 15.7% 10.8%
Johnson City 48 64,614 $39,121 25.4% 6.2%
Winchester 49 8,493 $39,167 19.2% 9.3%
South Cleveland 50 5,951 $42,386 12.9% 11.0%
Hartsville/Trousdale County 51 7,859 $37,211 14.6% 9.9%
Red Bank 52 11,759 $37,678 21.1% 8.2%
Springfield 53 16,598 $39,980 17.2% 10.2%
Bristol 54 26,705 $35,959 18.3% 9.4%
Lebanon 55 27,847 $41,051 17.0% 11.1%
Loudon 56 5,606 $34,195 22.7% 7.8%
Kingsport 57 52,835 $38,333 19.8% 10.1%
Alcoa 58 8,556 $34,847 21.4% 8.9%
Manchester 59 10,223 $38,063 25.3% 8.5%
Sevierville 60 15,592 $34,167 23.0% 8.1%
Chattanooga 61 171,863 $39,683 20.6% 10.7%
Pigeon Forge 62 6,004 $30,885 21.8% 8.0%
Dyersburg 63 16,998 $34,444 19.7% 10.0%
Knoxville 64 181,759 $33,494 24.8% 7.9%
Lexington 65 7,771 $41,847 20.1% 13.7%
Tullahoma 66 18,900 $35,665 19.5% 12.5%
Jackson 67 67,190 $37,988 22.0% 11.7%
Cleveland 68 42,331 $37,325 23.0% 11.1%
Sweetwater 69 5,856 $34,684 15.8% 15.5%
Humboldt 70 8,363 $31,515 20.8% 10.1%
Columbia 71 35,207 $34,325 21.2% 10.7%
McMinnville 72 13,600 $28,535 27.4% 7.0%
Greeneville 73 15,015 $32,869 25.1% 10.0%
Memphis 74 656,715 $37,099 23.6% 13.4%
Pulaski 75 7,734 $29,019 27.2% 8.4%
McKenzie 76 5,561 $35,036 27.5% 10.2%
Jefferson City 77 8,342 $34,683 22.1% 13.6%
Lewisburg 78 11,252 $32,348 19.9% 14.3%
Milan 79 7,826 $33,667 24.2% 12.1%
Elizabethton 80 14,322 $28,721 23.0% 10.4%
Athens 81 13,603 $31,807 26.5% 10.3%
Bloomingdale 82 9,882 $31,954 23.0% 14.3%
Shelbyville 83 20,616 $27,743 30.3% 8.7%
Union City 84 10,791 $35,051 25.0% 16.5%
Crossville 85 11,125 $27,946 26.4% 10.1%
Rockwood 86 5,480 $28,098 30.0% 9.7%
Brownsville 87 10,079 $29,162 24.1% 13.1%
Fayetteville 88 6,991 $30,488 26.0% 13.3%
Morristown 89 29,152 $31,082 27.3% 12.7%
Henderson 90 6,429 $36,404 29.2% 19.2%
Lenoir City 91 8,867 $33,500 26.6% 17.6%
Erwin 92 6,052 $26,884 23.9% 16.1%
Sparta 93 5,036 $24,035 29.0% 11.3%
Lawrenceburg 94 10,440 $27,100 25.1% 17.6%
Savannah 95 7,029 $29,926 26.5% 21.2%
Paris 96 10,165 $29,705 31.3% 15.7%
Harriman 97 6,296 $24,495 25.5% 16.7%
Dayton 98 7,316 $29,391 32.5% 15.7%
Cookeville 99 31,004 $29,240 38.5% 13.7%
Martin 100 11,396 $30,189 36.7% 16.2%
Bolivar 101 5,275 $30,065 34.9% 23.7%
Covington 102 9,033 $26,784 27.8% 18.5%
Newport 103 6,890 $22,329 37.7% 15.3%
La Follette 104 7,304 $23,071 36.2% 18.3%
Ripley 105 8,350 $23,581 33.8% 22.6%

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