Population of Cities in Tennessee (2019)

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.

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Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
52
10,000 to 100,000

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 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 Location
Nashville-Davidson679,318Map
Memphis647,506Map
Knoxville189,368Map
Chattanooga181,624Map
Clarksville154,250Map
Murfreesboro149,605Map
Franklin81,346Map
Johnson City68,729Map
Jackson67,278Map
Hendersonville60,308Map
Bartlett59,132Map
Smyrna53,510Map
Kingsport52,308Map
Collierville50,458Map
Cleveland45,828Map
Brentwood44,740Map
Spring Hill42,726Map
Gallatin39,994Map
Columbia39,898Map
Germantown38,789Map
Mount Juliet38,582Map
La Vergne35,905Map
Lebanon34,635Map
Cookeville33,096Map
Morristown30,146Map
Maryville29,696Map
Oak Ridge29,569Map
Bristol28,483Map
Farragut23,314Map
Shelbyville22,161Map
East Ridge21,470Map
Tullahoma19,762Map
Sevierville17,235Map
Springfield17,049Map
Goodlettsville16,800Map
Dyersburg16,406Map
Dickson15,966Map
Greeneville15,031Map
Athens13,982Map
Elizabethton13,896Map
McMinnville13,851Map
Collegedale13,540Map
Soddy-Daisy13,424Map
Portland13,170Map
Lakeland12,416Map
White House12,120Map
Lewisburg12,047Map
Red Bank11,990Map
Crossville11,680Map
Arlington11,488Map
Alcoa11,446Map
Lawrenceburg11,135Map
Manchester10,935Map
Millington10,884Map
Union City10,793Map
Martin10,474Map
Paris10,309Map
Clinton10,208Map
Brownsville9,473Map
Thompson's Station9,385Map
Lenoir City9,361Map
Nolensville9,341Map
Atoka9,317Map
Fairview9,018Map
Hartsville/Trousdale County8,979Map
Signal Mountain8,768Map
Covington8,693Map
Winchester8,640Map
Oakland8,338Map
Jefferson City8,191Map
Humboldt8,145Map
Ripley7,930Map
Pulaski7,899Map
Milan7,705Map
Lexington7,655Map
Dayton7,224Map
Fayetteville7,030Map
Savannah6,998Map
Greenbrier6,955Map
Millersville6,940Map
Newport6,884Map
Church Hill6,812Map
La Follette6,779Map
Henderson6,635Map
Lynchburg, Moore County6,422Map
Pigeon Forge6,322Map
Harriman6,281Map
Munford6,048Map
Sweetwater6,005Map
Kingston5,885Map
Loudon5,858Map
Erwin5,797Map
Lafayette5,651Map
McKenzie5,612Map
Algood5,573Map
Rockwood5,500Map
Mount Carmel5,454Map
Jonesborough5,438Map
Dunlap5,237Map
Bolivar5,211Map
Sparta5,061Map
Mount Pleasant5,042Map
Forest Hills4,861Map
Madisonville4,833Map
Smithville4,782Map
Ashland City4,650Map
Oak Hill4,630Map
Coopertown4,558Map
Pleasant View4,517Map
Selmer4,423Map
Harrogate4,397Map
Medina4,371Map
Rogersville4,363Map
Whiteville4,344Map
Tinville4,334Map
Gatlinburg4,281Map
Waverly4,274Map
Louisville4,136Map
Trenton4,077Map
Livingston4,005Map
Huntingdon3,883Map
Hohenwald3,717Map
Oneida3,716Map
Centerville3,664Map
White Bluff3,653Map
Etowah3,535Map
Camden3,494Map
Unicoi3,477Map
Jasper3,359Map
Newbern3,281Map
Oliver Springs3,277Map
Bean Station3,184Map
Somerville3,161Map
South Pittsburg3,073Map
Dandridge3,046Map
Woodbury2,921Map
Belle Meade2,898Map
Monterey2,874Map
Brighton2,870Map
Kingston Springs2,760Map
Dresden2,756Map
New Tazewell2,749Map
Tusculum2,691Map
Clifton2,646Map
Mountain City2,419Map
Parsons2,414Map
Decherd2,405Map
Alamo2,382Map
Maynardville2,372Map
Westmoreland2,368Map
Bells2,354Map
Waynesboro2,339Map
Carthage2,319Map
White Pine2,307Map
Mosheim2,294Map
Tazewell2,266Map
Ridgetop2,241Map
Dyer2,218Map
South Fulton2,214Map
Jellico2,206Map
Walden2,197Map
Adamsville2,183Map
Pegram2,136Map
Caryville2,122Map
Halls2,114Map
Estill Springs2,096Map
Greenfield2,025Map
Plainview2,008Map
Spring City2,000Map
Jamestown1,996Map
New Johnsonville1,993Map
Jacksboro1,926Map
Lookout Mountain1,918Map
Blaine1,914Map
Lakesite1,879Map
Piperton1,836Map
Lake City1,827Map
Loretto1,818Map
McEwen1,794Map
Cross Plains1,788Map
Surgoinsville1,784Map
Gruetli-Laager1,705Map
Ridgely1,698Map
Pikeville1,696Map
Whitwell1,684Map
Three Way1,679Map
Cowan1,665Map
Norris1,639Map
Spencer1,626Map
Bluff City1,620Map
Decatur1,599Map
Watertown1,571Map
Mason1,548Map
Vonore1,535Map
Englewood1,533Map
Burns1,530Map
Graysville1,529Map
Charlotte1,529Map
Chapel Hill1,506Map
Celina1,470Map