Population of Cities in Tennessee (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
6
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, 6 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-Davidson, with a population of 673,008 people.

Memphis

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

649,243

Nashville-Davidson

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

673,008

Knoxville

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

188,325

Chattanooga

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

180,273

Clarksville

Tennessee's oldest newspaper is printed in Clarksville.

152,929

Murfreesboro

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

143,719

Franklin

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

79,162

Jackson

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

67,187

Bartlett

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

58,962

Name 2018 Population
Nashville-Davidson673,008
Memphis649,243
Knoxville188,325
Chattanooga180,273
Clarksville152,929
Murfreesboro143,719
Franklin79,162
Johnson City 68,045
Jackson67,187
Hendersonville59,222
Bartlett58,962
Kingsport 52,474
Smyrna 51,872
Collierville50,031
Cleveland45,309
Brentwood43,999
Spring Hill 41,061
Columbia39,112
Germantown38,878
Gallatin38,574
Mount Juliet36,809
La Vergne35,627
Lebanon33,529
Cookeville32,938
Morristown 29,985
Oak Ridge 29,496
Maryville29,365
Bristol28,025
Farragut 22,970
Shelbyville21,918
East Ridge21,414
Tullahoma 19,599
Sevierville17,045
Springfield16,969
Goodlettsville 16,850
Dyersburg16,499
Dickson15,808
Greeneville15,041
Athens13,904
Elizabethton13,882
McMinnville13,821
Soddy-Daisy13,355
Portland 12,954
Collegedale12,839
Lakeland12,442
Red Bank11,931
Lewisburg11,898
White House 11,876
Crossville11,605
Arlington11,514
Lawrenceburg11,002
Alcoa10,922
Millington10,914
Manchester10,829
Union City10,725
Martin10,572
Paris10,270
Clinton10,174
Brownsville9,576
Lenoir City9,276
Atoka9,243
Fairview8,855
Covington8,770
Nolensville8,754
Hartsville/Trousdale County8,743
Signal Mountain8,703
Winchester8,614
Jefferson City8,239
Humboldt 8,175
Oakland8,122
Ripley7,992
Thompson's Station7,988
Pulaski7,852
Milan7,734
Lexington7,693
Dayton7,232
Fayetteville7,037
Savannah7,005
Greenbrier6,902
Millersville 6,874
Newport6,867
La Follette6,843
Church Hill6,788
Henderson6,607
Lynchburg, Moore County6,389
Pigeon Forge6,281
Harriman 6,260
Munford6,051
Sweetwater 5,981
Kingston5,870
Erwin5,838
Loudon5,822
McKenzie 5,596
Rockwood5,481
Lafayette5,481
Mount Carmel5,445
Jonesborough5,403
Dunlap5,202
Bolivar5,178
Algood5,113
Sparta5,065
Mount Pleasant4,979
Forest Hills4,905
Madisonville4,812
Smithville4,752
Oak Hill4,647
Ashland City4,647
Coopertown4,515
Pleasant View4,460
Selmer4,437
Whiteville4,397
Harrogate4,394
Rogersville4,367
Tinville4,339
Medina4,308
Gatlinburg4,256
Waverly4,227
Louisville4,133
Trenton4,098
Livingston4,024
Huntingdon3,893
Oneida3,718
Hohenwald3,704
Centerville3,632
White Bluff3,581
Etowah3,526
Camden3,513
Unicoi3,495
Jasper3,360
Newbern3,282
Oliver Springs 3,269
Bean Station 3,159
Somerville3,153
South Pittsburg3,081
Dandridge3,016
Belle Meade2,920
Brighton2,892
Woodbury2,873
Monterey2,872
Dresden2,786
Kingston Springs2,761
New Tazewell2,755
Tusculum2,684
Clifton2,650
Mountain City2,427
Decherd2,408
Alamo2,407
Parsons2,395
Bells2,378
Maynardville2,367
Westmoreland2,349
Waynesboro2,345
Carthage2,308
Mosheim2,297
White Pine 2,292
Tazewell2,271
South Fulton2,228
Dyer2,224
Jellico2,216
Adamsville 2,190
Ridgetop 2,186
Walden2,164
Caryville2,141
Halls2,130
Pegram2,129
Estill Springs2,073
Greenfield2,047
Plainview2,021
Spring City1,996
Jamestown1,985
New Johnsonville1,967
Jacksboro1,932
Lookout Mountain1,908
Blaine1,901
Lakesite1,875
Lake City 1,811
Loretto1,796
Surgoinsville1,785
Piperton1,785
Cross Plains1,769
McEwen1,768
Gruetli-Laager1,718
Ridgely1,701
Whitwell1,695
Pikeville1,680
Three Way1,678
Cowan1,671
Norris1,640
Bluff City1,632
Spencer1,627
Decatur1,590
Mason1,558
Watertown1,557
Englewood1,532
Graysville1,527
Vonore 1,524
Charlotte1,523
Burns1,510
Chapel Hill1,496
Celina1,476