10 Largest Cities in Tennessee

The largest city in Tennessee is Nashville, with a population of 678,448. Thompson's Station is the fastest growing city in Tennessee over the past 10 years, having grown 238.08% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Nashville678,448604,58912.22%1,427475.54
2Memphis651,011652,326-0.20%2,051317.36
3Knoxville188,085178,2585.51%1,90598.71
4Chattanooga184,561170,5748.20%1,291142.96
5Clarksville161,686133,48621.13%1,63798.80
6Murfreesboro157,816109,57244.03%2,55761.71
7Franklin87,23762,82038.87%2,09841.58
8Jackson67,66966,8141.28%1,16158.30
9Johnson City67,20063,5285.78%1,56043.09
10Bartlett59,51457,0304.36%1,84432.28
11Hendersonville59,07151,48514.73%1,88231.39
12Kingsport54,36952,9532.67%1,03552.54
13Smyrna53,26240,56831.29%1,75730.31
14Collierville51,77845,66113.40%1,43036.20
15Spring Hill48,39729,30765.14%1,80726.79
16Gallatin47,53430,51655.77%1,49431.83
17Cleveland46,04241,32111.43%1,69927.09
18Brentwood43,21537,20516.15%1,05241.10
19Columbia42,28134,73021.74%1,28232.98
20Mount Juliet39,76524,98959.13%1,59924.88
21Germantown39,37338,8771.28%1,97019.99
22Lebanon38,69526,32247.01%97639.65
23Cookeville36,03031,20715.45%1,01835.38
24La Vergne35,74232,7159.25%1,45424.58
25Maryville30,54227,46811.19%1,77017.25
26Morristown30,52528,9905.29%1,11627.34
27Oak Ridge29,38429,3120.25%34585.25
28Bristol27,22526,7571.75%83332.66
29Farragut25,53420,69223.40%1,59915.97
30Shelbyville22,50720,34110.65%1,22118.44
31East Ridge21,34621,0071.61%2,5778.28
32Tullahoma19,96118,6027.31%85223.44
33Sevierville17,85314,81320.52%74523.97
34Springfield17,47116,4466.23%1,35212.92
35Goodlettsville16,67615,9484.56%1,16514.32
36Dyersburg16,10817,124-5.93%93017.32
37Dickson15,57314,6646.20%77620.07
38Greeneville14,69315,035-2.27%86417.00
39Athens14,19613,6713.84%91515.51
40McMinnville13,92513,6402.09%1,25911.06
41Soddy-Daisy13,86712,9407.16%59923.15
42Portland13,42411,53216.41%1,00713.34
43Elizabethton13,37714,224-5.95%1,4009.55
44White House12,91810,25925.92%1,15311.21
45Lakeland12,71412,4272.31%54123.48
46Lewisburg12,70411,12514.19%94113.51
47Nolensville12,1425,992102.64%1,16410.43
48Red Bank12,10211,6563.83%1,8456.56
49Crossville12,06910,86511.08%59220.40
50Middle Valley12,06112,684-4.91%1,2359.76
51Arlington11,81111,5252.48%51323.02
52Hartsville11,7867,87449.68%103114.34
53Collegedale11,5028,58034.06%95412.05
54Manchester11,22810,12310.92%78714.26
55Lawrenceburg11,20110,5296.38%88412.66
56Seymour11,19310,9192.51%88612.63
57Millington10,66910,779-1.02%47622.41
58Martin10,25411,471-10.61%82712.40
59Clinton10,2119,7614.61%87911.62
60Alcoa10,1788,40821.05%68214.92
61Union City10,16310,904-6.80%84212.07
62Paris10,05410,138-0.83%77912.91
63Atoka9,7758,54114.45%80812.09
64Fairview9,4607,86820.23%54617.33
65Lenoir City9,4268,6359.16%1,1238.40
66Brownsville9,35710,340-9.51%9499.86
67Winchester9,3528,5779.04%87210.72
68Bloomingdale9,1759,888-7.21%9299.88
69Fairfield Glade8,9856,98928.56%39123.00
70Oakland8,8476,64933.06%87510.11
71Covington8,7668,983-2.42%77311.34
72Signal Mountain8,7468,2685.78%1,0478.36
73Jefferson City8,2168,250-0.41%1,2446.60
74Harrison8,1217,7694.53%1,2576.46
75Humboldt8,0958,477-4.51%8379.67
76South Cleveland8,0566,91216.55%56414.27
77Lexington7,9797,6624.14%68311.68
78Milan7,5627,862-3.82%8478.93
79Pulaski7,5197,840-4.09%1,0027.51
80Thompson's Station7,4752,211238.08%37919.70
81Ripley7,4698,381-10.88%58012.87
82Dayton7,3567,2771.09%9447.80
83Savannah6,9356,981-0.66%1,0436.65
84Fayetteville6,9336,7862.17%7219.62
85Greenbrier6,8486,4715.83%9677.08
86Newport6,8126,919-1.55%1,2325.53
87Millersville6,7916,4075.99%49213.80
88Church Hill6,6666,744-1.16%7079.44
89Green Hill6,5636,618-0.83%1,8893.47
90Lynchburg, Moore County6,5506,3303.48%51129.22
91La Follette6,5267,471-12.65%1,3284.91
92Henderson6,4476,3202.01%8267.80
93Munford6,2075,8865.45%6829.10
94Pigeon Forge6,1725,8755.06%46213.35
95Harriman6,1366,337-3.17%58410.50
96Loudon6,0645,35413.26%48312.56
97Kingston6,0525,9561.61%8547.09
98Sweetwater5,9595,8122.53%6748.84
99Erwin5,9446,077-2.19%1,4414.13
100Eagleton Village5,9035,05216.84%2,0062.94
101Jonesborough5,7915,06914.24%1,1255.15
102Tellico Village5,6715,791-2.07%7617.45
103Lafayette5,4704,54220.43%1,0465.23
104Rockwood5,3915,561-3.06%6738.01
105Dunlap5,2924,8489.16%49010.80
106Mount Carmel5,2765,384-2.01%7946.64
107Madisonville5,1404,7518.19%8615.97
108Smithville5,1344,52113.56%8775.85
109Pleasant View5,1134,14523.35%40812.52
110McKenzie4,9875,260-5.19%7896.32
111Sparta4,9474,8521.96%7366.72
112Mount Pleasant4,9274,5757.69%39212.58
113Bolivar4,8225,348-9.84%5948.11
114Ashland City4,7674,6073.47%44710.67
115Forest Hills4,7344,822-1.82%5139.24
116Coopertown4,6764,2799.28%14831.58
117Spurgeon4,6663,95717.92%1,1424.09
118Algood4,6033,52330.66%1,1284.08
119Oak Hill4,4624,529-1.48%5697.84
120Oak Grove4,4584,4250.75%9954.48
121Lake Tansi4,4413,80316.78%5208.54
122Medina4,3983,60422.03%1,0974.01
123Whiteville4,3744,644-5.81%1,6592.64
124Harrogate4,3564,362-0.14%6007.26
125Rogersville4,3074,458-3.39%1,1463.76
126Selmer4,1994,311-2.60%4409.55
127Louisville4,1694,0672.51%27914.92
128Waverly4,1624,0782.06%4788.71
129Hohenwald4,1313,73510.60%7845.27
130Trenton4,1144,287-4.04%5128.03
131Livingston4,0954,0720.56%6296.51
132Huntingdon3,8393,989-3.76%32411.84
133Gatlinburg3,7543,993-5.99%36010.41
134White Bluff3,7513,21016.85%6186.07
135Oneida3,7133,787-1.95%3989.33
136Camden3,6763,5852.54%6465.69
137Wildwood Lake3,6393,12416.49%30312.03
138Unicoi3,6363,6120.66%22516.19
139Christiana3,5804527.91
140Jasper3,5473,3386.26%3619.82
141Etowah3,5343,4831.46%1,2512.83
142Centerville3,5063,602-2.67%32610.76
143Oliver Springs3,4463,3951.50%5975.78
144Tiptonville3,3034,475-26.19%1,6222.04
145Dandridge3,2762,97110.27%5575.89
146Newbern3,2623,316-1.63%7194.53
147Somerville3,2343,1123.92%23813.57
148Colonial Heights3,1776,934-54.18%8353.80
149Bean Station3,1553,1051.61%5275.99
150Shackle Island3,1122,8449.42%5615.54
151Blountville3,1023,0740.91%6294.93
152South Pittsburg3,0273,096-2.23%3688.22
153Woodbury2,9792,63812.93%1,5181.96
154Dresden2,9673,089-3.95%4995.94
155Monterey2,9622,8294.70%9783.03
156Brighton2,8762,886-0.35%9473.04
157Belle Meade2,8142,898-2.90%9173.07
158Park City2,7902,44214.25%5115.46
159Sale Creek2,7812,845-2.25%9230.20
160Apison2,7232,46910.29%19014.33
161Kingston Springs2,7112,736-0.91%27010.05
162New Tazewell2,7072,827-4.24%5345.07
163Clifton2,6492,691-1.56%4775.55
164Coalfield2,5802,4634.75%10424.73
165Pine Crest2,5412,3886.41%1,3171.93
166Sewanee2,5052,3118.39%6453.89
167Tusculum2,5032,669-6.22%5154.86
168Maynardville2,4862,3684.98%4615.39
169Mountain City2,4852,513-1.11%7373.37
170Walnut Hill2,4812,3943.63%6034.11
171Waynesboro2,4492,4370.49%5724.28
172Rural Hill2,4412,00721.62%6014.06
173Bells2,4262,487-2.45%1,0232.37
174Westmoreland2,3992,3422.43%5744.18
175Hunter2,3901,85428.91%3746.40
176White Pine2,3562,2833.20%8572.75
177Decherd2,3512,3460.21%4904.79
178Carthage2,3382,2951.87%8062.90
179Mosheim2,3232,371-2.02%3716.26
180Mascot2,3102,411-4.19%3326.96
181Piperton2,3061,44959.14%8527.20
182Tazewell2,2802,2371.92%5254.34
183Parsons2,2642,355-3.86%5604.04
184Alamo2,2472,363-4.91%1,0232.20
185Fairmount2,2452,825-20.53%5014.49
186Walden2,2321,91516.55%6323.53
187Plainview2,2242,1185.00%3516.34
188Central2,2172,279-2.72%6293.52
189Ridgetop2,2111,87018.24%7303.03
190Dyer2,1992,316-5.05%9592.29
191Jamestown2,1881,95911.69%7472.93
192South Fulton2,1722,391-9.16%6423.38
193Adamsville2,1402,187-2.15%3047.04
194Jellico2,1252,328-8.72%3426.22
195Unionville2,1091,36854.17%2349.03
196Caryville2,1062,320-9.22%4135.10
197Greenfield2,0762,202-5.72%5973.48
198Pegram2,0462,085-1.87%2827.25
199Jacksboro2,0322,042-0.49%7872.58
200Estill Springs2,0302,0230.35%4584.44
201East Cleveland2,0191,60825.56%1,6151.25
202Halls1,9932,252-11.50%5413.68
203Mowbray Mountain1,9611,61521.42%9720.25
204Lakesite1,9121,8324.37%1,0991.74
205Hopewell1,9001,8741.39%2677.12
206Lookout Mountain1,8931,8631.61%1,4101.34
207Blaine1,8661,8530.70%1969.52
208New Johnsonville1,8641,926-3.22%3625.14
209Cross Plains1,8611,7039.28%2148.69
210Spring City1,8471,863-0.86%6922.67
211Olivet1,8151,35034.44%3045.97
212Loretto1,7891,6915.80%4793.74
213Lake City1,7801,7750.28%1,1571.54
214Pikeville1,7751,61310.04%7272.44
215Spencer1,7631,6119.44%2696.55
216Charlotte1,7581,50816.58%4334.06
217McEwen1,7511,7321.10%9501.84
219Surgoinsville1,7481,804-3.10%3055.73
218Gruetli-Laager1,7481,796-2.67%13812.68
220Whitwell1,7381,7230.87%4953.51
221Three Way1,7061,713-0.41%3804.49
222Decatur1,7031,6572.78%4493.80
223Bluff City1,6701,700-1.76%9561.75
224Cowan1,6441,730-4.97%7912.08
225Baxter1,6191,36019.04%5153.14
226Norris1,6021,5930.56%1928.33
227Graysville1,5961,5224.86%1,3551.18
228Vonore1,5881,4896.65%1808.81
230Dover1,5761,41411.46%4123.83
229Banner Hill1,5761,4975.28%1,1311.39
231Chapel Hill1,5661,4517.93%4953.17
232Ridgely1,5611,793-12.94%9471.65
233Englewood1,5501,5291.37%8121.91
234Watertown1,5451,4764.67%1,1631.33
235Mason1,5171,587-4.41%7661.98
236Kimball1,4991,4255.19%2825.31
237Burns1,4921,3649.38%4403.39
238Bon Aqua Junction1,4711,23019.59%3124.71
239Rockvale1,4673374.36
240South Carthage1,4501,31510.27%5662.56
241Crump1,4481,480-2.16%11412.68
242Fall Branch1,4031,2918.68%3114.52
243Tracy City1,4011,456-3.78%3014.66
244New Market1,3951,3423.95%3304.23
245Bruceton1,3831,473-6.11%8221.68
246Celina1,3821,497-7.68%7501.84
247Powells Crossroads1,3731,3571.18%2804.90
248Gleason1,3721,449-5.31%6122.24
250Sneedville1,3631,384-1.52%5932.30
249Rutledge1,3631,2935.41%2465.53
251Huntsville1,3371,2596.20%3314.04
252Cornersville1,3351,15815.28%2355.69
253Fincastle1,3331,618-17.61%3653.65
254Tennessee Ridge1,3181,385-4.84%3513.75
255Troy1,3031,399-6.86%9651.35
256Roan Mountain1,3011,360-4.34%1966.63
257New Union1,2831,431-10.34%3343.84
258Falling Water1,2801,2323.90%2405.33
259Gordonsville1,2751,2115.28%1797.11
260Greenback1,2671,10115.08%1528.31
261Midtown1,2611,360-7.28%2814.49
262Erin1,2601,336-5.69%3233.90
263Monteagle1,2461,258-0.95%1339.40
264Telford1,22792133.22%4972.47
265Ardmore1,2191,2190.00%2594.70
266Benton1,2181,376-11.48%4023.03
267Kenton1,1811,285-8.09%6041.95
268Lyles1,15373457.08%4402.62
269Lone Oak1,1261,206-6.63%1746.47
270Red Boiling Springs1,1241,1091.35%6421.75
271Altamont1,1151,0516.09%5420.59
272Luttrell1,1141,0258.68%2913.83
273Wildwood1,1101,0981.09%4462.49
274Riceville1,10767065.22%5082.18
275Rossville1,05666558.80%2045.18
276Rutherford1,0551,149-8.18%4582.30
277New Hope1,0501,085-3.23%10210.34
278Dodson Branch1,0441,074-2.79%9411.11
279Alexandria1,0249675.89%5062.02
280Obion1,0171,125-9.60%7881.29
281Gray1,0161,222-16.86%6811.49
282Grimsley1,0131,167-13.20%9310.89
283Winfield1,0021,021-1.86%1536.54
284Scotts Hill977984-0.71%2603.76
285Linden9769235.74%9711.00
286Bradford9661,050-8.00%5661.71
287Orlinda96287310.19%1466.59
288Gainesboro9559550.00%6131.56
289Wartburg9469272.05%9361.01
290Collinwood940982-4.28%3382.78
291Clarkrange93257562.09%9210.16
292Walnut Grove9258647.06%1924.82
293Helenwood9188656.13%1446.35
296Tellico Plains9138556.78%4681.95
295Henning913978-6.65%3702.47
294Atwood913950-3.89%5271.73
297Friendsville9118892.47%3212.84
298Sharon907977-7.16%7141.27
299Lobelville8928781.59%2383.75
300Decaturville858867-1.04%5191.65
301Rockford852856-0.47%2683.18
302Eagleville84763034.44%3012.81
303St. Joseph8437985.64%2243.77
304Coalmont840858-2.10%1396.06
305Huntland838876-4.34%5501.52
306Trezevant832874-4.81%5861.42
307Lakewood Park795990-19.70%1385.74
308Byrdstown773804-3.86%5191.49
309Philadelphia76365316.85%4911.55
310Ooltewah75668710.04%1,2230.62
311Niota7497164.61%3282.28
312Morrison7406956.47%2752.69
313Bulls Gap729746-2.28%5991.22
314Crab Orchard723756-4.37%6610.94
315Bethel Springs719746-3.62%3222.23
316Petros71558322.64%1813.94
317Charleston7116499.55%6851.04
318Wartrace6996556.72%7980.88
319Eastview695733-5.18%1365.12
320Adams68762110.63%2612.63
321Chesterfield68346945.63%897.68
322Palmer678684-0.88%1374.93
323Hollow Rock675699-3.43%3991.69
324Puryear661673-1.78%6980.95
325Friendship656683-3.95%4971.32
326Maury City655674-2.82%5821.13
327Summertown651866-24.83%3242.01
328Gallaway643670-4.03%1036.23
329Flintville6416272.23%1205.32
330Allardt6356192.58%1683.77
331Michie619639-3.13%1105.62
332Middleton617714-13.59%2952.09
333Mooresburg611941-35.07%1613.79
334Trimble605631-4.12%9370.65
335Doyle5915419.24%4781.24
336Gates586656-10.67%8310.70
337Petersburg5805436.81%5751.01
338Pittman Center56850312.92%956.01
339Andersonville56047218.64%3461.62
340Baneberry55448214.94%3111.78
341Bell Buckle55350210.16%9290.59
342Moscow551597-7.71%4321.28
343Pleasant Hill542565-4.07%3331.63
344Minor Hill5355261.71%2871.86
345Saltillo534553-3.44%1842.90
346Big Sandy515540-4.63%7380.70
347Elkton514539-4.64%2761.86
348Calhoun5084933.04%4671.09
349Sunbright505543-7.00%1453.47
350Wrigley49828177.22%5210.96
351Townsend49642018.10%2491.99
352Ethridge4944666.01%4281.15
353Fairgarden493529-6.81%1463.38
354Berry Hill492536-8.21%5430.91
355Cumberland Gap490493-0.61%1,4890.33
356Hornbeak464500-7.20%4411.05
358Ducktown463471-1.70%1752.64
357Baileyton4634278.43%2851.62
359Beersheba Springs462473-2.33%964.81
360Ridgeside46139217.60%2,7280.17
361Gadsden458476-3.78%4091.12
362Gilt Edge449468-4.06%1662.71
363Elgin44828258.87%2311.94
364Henry4454401.14%3381.31
365Bransford444170161.18%1104.03
366Vanleer43239110.49%6150.70
367Guys431445-3.15%3811.39
368Castalian Springs428556-23.02%745.82
370Stanton418457-8.53%8160.51
369Dowelltown41836414.84%5560.75
371Pelham4084031.24%2516.64
372Burlison404421-4.04%3851.05
373Sardis3843840.00%1542.50
375Hillsboro380450-15.56%924.12
374Gibson380410-7.32%6220.61
376Watauga376379-0.79%4270.88
378Williston375400-6.25%2271.65
377Clarksburg375391-4.09%1772.12
379Walland35725937.84%2341.52
380Bethpage35528823.26%2671.33
381Woodland Mills353379-6.86%2781.27
382Flat Top Mountain338422-19.91%2017.32
383Liberty3303183.77%2861.16
384Toone326368-11.41%3031.07
386McLemoresville320348-8.05%1452.21
385Cottontown320367-12.81%913.51
388Parker's Crossroads3193131.92%843.79
387Copperhill319342-6.73%1801.77
389Lynnville31327912.19%9230.34
391Rives311328-5.18%9010.34
390Cumberland City311312-0.32%625.00
392Cedar Hill3103080.65%4810.64
393Parrottsville2972892.77%4010.74
395Ramer294304-3.29%1911.54
394Garland294307-4.23%5400.54
396Finger286298-4.03%1821.57
397Auburntown2762567.81%4840.57
398New Deal273368-25.82%1441.89
400Grand Junction263311-15.43%2221.19
399Braden263279-5.73%723.67
401Hornsby262289-9.34%2491.05
403Walterhill261401-34.91%873.02
402Centertown2612437.41%2820.92
404Milledgeville260269-3.35%1621.61
405Stantonville257267-3.75%2281.13
406Yorkville253271-6.64%1951.30
407Darden226399-43.36%278.39
408Graball217236-8.05%1082.01
409Slayden2071918.38%1351.53
410Oakdale203206-1.46%2320.87
411Oak Grove201231-12.99%1571.28
412Samburg199210-5.24%4210.47
413Mitchellville1961903.16%3650.54
414Enville1921920.00%1331.45
415Medon1891842.72%1900.99
416Walnut Grove176396-55.56%315.76
417Iron City167328-49.09%2420.69
418Bowman156302-48.34%682.29
419Normandy1471414.26%6000.24
420Viola1441319.92%8520.17
421Fairfield1421318.40%1430.99
422La Grange130142-8.45%652.01
423Orme110113-2.65%274.13
424Robbins100287-65.16%571.75
426Silerton95111-14.41%1420.67
425Hickory Valley95103-7.77%3000.32
427Saulsbury89102-12.75%1470.60
428Cottage Grove8689-3.37%5030.17
429Eva79293-73.04%401.99

Top 429 Cities in Tennessee by Population

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 the state capital, Nashville, which is consolidated into the Nashville-Davidson metro area,Nashville, which boasts 678,448 residents. Memphis falls only slightly behind with 651,011 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.

Map of Cities in Tennessee

Tennessee Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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