Population of Cities in Tennessee (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
7
100,000 to 1 Million
52
10,000 to 100,000

The southeastern state of Tennessee is ranked 16th in the nation in terms of its population, which is estimated in 2017 to be over 6.7 million. The most populated city in the state is Memphis, which boasts 655,770 residents. The state capital, Nashville, which is consolidated into the Nashville-Davidson metro area, falls only slightly behind with 654,610 residents. There are four other cities with populations that exceed 100,000: Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville and Murfreesboro.

Municipalities in the state are classified as either a city or a town. There are no distinctions legally between the two, unlike other states where municipal charters, population and other factors may be considered. There are multiple charters that municipalities can operate under, including home rule, mayor-aldermanic, city manager-commission, and consolidated city-county governments. The smallest city in the state of Tennessee is Saulsbury located in Hardeman County, which has a population of just 81. There are two additional municipalities with populations under 100: Cottage Grove in Henry County and Hickory Valley in Hardeman County.

Tennessee has 0 cities with more than a million people, 7 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 52 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Tennessee is Nashville, with a population of 679,318 people.

Memphis

Memphis has a strong history of music, earning it the nickname the Birthplace of Rock and Roll.

647,506

Nashville-Davidson

The state's capital city is the center of the country music industry.

679,318

Knoxville

Knoxville was originally the capital of Tennessee before that title was given to Nashville in 1826.

189,368

Chattanooga

Chattanooga is also known as Gig City, because the city claims to have the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere.

181,624

Clarksville

Tennessee's oldest newspaper is printed in Clarksville.

154,250

Murfreesboro

This city is the fastest-growing in the state and one of the fastest-growing in the nation.

149,605

Franklin

Frankin's population has grown five-fold since 1980.

81,346

Jackson

Jackson is the largest city in Madison County, as well as the second-largest in all of Western Tennessee.

67,278

Johnson City

Johnson City has been named as one of the country's least-expensive cities because its homes, transportation and health care costs fall below national averages.

68,729

Bartlett

Bartlett was incorporated as a city in 1866 with a population of less than 100 people.

59,132

Name 2019 Population
Nashville-Davidson679,318
Nashville679,318
Memphis647,506
Knoxville189,368
Chattanooga181,624
Clarksville154,250
Murfreesboro149,605
Franklin81,346
Johnson City68,729
Jackson67,278
Hendersonville60,308
Bartlett59,132
Smyrna53,510
Kingsport52,308
Collierville50,458
Cleveland45,828
Brentwood44,740
Spring Hill42,726
Gallatin39,994
Columbia39,898
Germantown38,789
Mount Juliet38,582
La Vergne35,905
Lebanon34,635
Cookeville33,096
Morristown30,146
Maryville29,696
Oak Ridge29,569
Bristol28,483
Farragut23,314
Shelbyville22,161
East Ridge21,470
Tullahoma19,762
Sevierville17,235
Springfield17,049
Goodlettsville16,800
Dyersburg16,406
Dickson15,966
Greeneville15,031
Athens13,982
Elizabethton13,896
McMinnville13,851
Collegedale13,540
Soddy-Daisy13,424
Portland13,170
Lakeland12,416
White House12,120
Lewisburg12,047
Red Bank11,990
Crossville11,680
Arlington11,488
Alcoa11,446
Lawrenceburg11,135
Manchester10,935
Millington10,884
Union City10,793
Martin10,474
Paris10,309
Clinton10,208
Brownsville9,473
Thompson's Station9,385
Lenoir City9,361
Nolensville9,341
Atoka9,317
Fairview9,018
Hartsville/Trousdale County8,979
Signal Mountain8,768
Covington8,693
Winchester8,640
Oakland8,338
Jefferson City8,191
Humboldt8,145
Ripley7,930
Pulaski7,899
Milan7,705
Lexington7,655
Dayton7,224
Fayetteville7,030
Savannah6,998
Greenbrier6,955
Millersville6,940
Newport6,884
Church Hill6,812
La Follette6,779
Henderson6,635
Lynchburg, Moore County6,422
Pigeon Forge6,322
Harriman6,281
Munford6,048
Sweetwater6,005
Kingston5,885
Loudon5,858
Erwin5,797
Lafayette5,651
McKenzie5,612
Algood5,573
Rockwood5,500
Mount Carmel5,454
Jonesborough5,438
Dunlap5,237
Bolivar5,211
Sparta5,061
Mount Pleasant5,042
Forest Hills4,861
Madisonville4,833
Smithville4,782
Ashland City4,650
Oak Hill4,630
Coopertown4,558
Pleasant View4,517
Selmer4,423
Harrogate4,397
Medina4,371
Rogersville4,363
Whiteville4,344
Tinville4,334
Gatlinburg4,281
Waverly4,274
Louisville4,136
Trenton4,077
Livingston4,005
Huntingdon3,883
Hohenwald3,717
Oneida3,716
Centerville3,664
White Bluff3,653
Etowah3,535
Camden3,494
Unicoi3,477
Jasper3,359
Newbern3,281
Oliver Springs3,277
Bean Station3,184
Somerville3,161
South Pittsburg3,073
Dandridge3,046
Woodbury2,921
Belle Meade2,898
Monterey2,874
Brighton2,870
Kingston Springs2,760
Dresden2,756
New Tazewell2,749
Tusculum2,691
Clifton2,646
Mountain City2,419
Parsons2,414
Decherd2,405
Alamo2,382
Maynardville2,372
Westmoreland2,368
Bells2,354
Waynesboro2,339
Carthage2,319
White Pine2,307
Mosheim2,294
Tazewell2,266
Ridgetop2,241
Dyer2,218
South Fulton2,214
Jellico2,206
Walden2,197
Adamsville2,183
Pegram2,136
Caryville2,122
Halls2,114
Estill Springs2,096
Greenfield2,025
Plainview2,008
Spring City2,000
Jamestown1,996
New Johnsonville1,993
Jacksboro1,926
Lookout Mountain1,918
Blaine1,914
Lakesite1,879
Piperton1,836
Lake City1,827
Loretto1,818
McEwen1,794
Cross Plains1,788
Surgoinsville1,784
Gruetli-Laager1,705
Ridgely1,698
Pikeville1,696
Whitwell1,684
Three Way1,679
Cowan1,665
Norris1,639
Spencer1,626
Bluff City1,620
Decatur1,599
Watertown1,571
Mason1,548
Vonore1,535
Englewood1,533
Burns1,530
Graysville1,529
Charlotte1,529
Chapel Hill1,506