10 Largest Cities in Tennessee

The largest city in Tennessee is Nashville with a population of 673,167. Cottage Grove is the fastest growing city in Tennessee over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Nashville673,167604,58711.34%547
2Memphis647,374652,309-0.76%788
3Knoxville191,060178,4327.08%747
4Chattanooga184,143170,5597.96%497
5Clarksville164,496133,48023.24%643
6Murfreesboro151,066109,52437.93%945
7Franklin88,00462,81940.09%817
8Jackson66,98966,8150.26%444
9Johnson City66,93663,5225.37%600
10Bartlett59,70957,0114.73%714
11Hendersonville59,55651,48015.69%732
12Kingsport56,02852,9635.79%412
13Smyrna53,59940,55032.18%683
14Collierville52,16645,66214.24%556
15Cleveland45,90241,32011.09%654
16Spring Hill45,29629,30954.55%653
17Gallatin44,10730,50844.58%535
18Brentwood42,92437,20415.37%403
19Columbia41,50834,73119.51%486
20Germantown38,98538,8770.28%753
21Mount Juliet38,83324,99255.38%603
22Lebanon37,26026,30541.65%363
23La Vergne36,69532,71612.16%576
24Cookeville35,62931,20914.16%389
25Morristown30,28429,0024.42%428
26Maryville29,89627,4698.84%669
27Oak Ridge29,36329,3130.17%133
28Bristol26,61326,730-0.44%315
29Farragut23,85620,69915.25%577
30Shelbyville22,41020,34210.17%469
31East Ridge20,87221,004-0.63%973
32Tullahoma19,66418,6045.70%324
33Springfield17,11916,4444.10%512
34Sevierville16,71914,81212.87%269
35Goodlettsville16,62915,9604.19%448
36Dyersburg16,17517,123-5.54%361
37Dickson15,95514,6588.85%307
38Greeneville14,88815,036-0.98%338
39Soddy-Daisy14,33912,94010.81%239
40Athens13,92113,6851.72%347
41McMinnville13,76013,6241.00%480
42Elizabethton13,56514,226-4.65%548
43Portland13,28711,53015.24%385
44White House13,06410,25827.35%450
45Hartsville12,8127,87462.71%43
46Lewisburg12,79611,11915.08%366
47Lakeland12,60512,4371.35%207
48Middle Valley12,09712,684-4.63%478
49Crossville11,72610,8657.92%222
50Red Bank11,72111,6560.56%690
51Arlington11,68911,5251.42%196
52Collegedale11,6588,58235.84%374
53Alcoa11,3778,40235.41%294
54Manchester11,13010,1229.96%301
55Lawrenceburg10,98610,5304.33%335
56Seymour10,87310,919-0.42%332
57Millington10,65910,812-1.42%184
58Union City10,27110,903-5.80%329
59Clinton10,1909,7604.41%339
60Martin10,18811,465-11.14%317
61Nolensville10,1785,99169.89%377
62Paris10,14510,1360.09%303
63Atoka9,6718,53913.26%309
64Lenoir City9,5678,63510.79%440
65Fairview9,3517,86118.95%208
66Brownsville9,18110,345-11.25%360
67Winchester8,7338,5711.89%314
68Covington8,7128,983-3.02%297
69Bloomingdale8,6609,888-12.42%338
70Signal Mountain8,5958,2683.96%397
71Fairfield Glade8,5646,98922.54%144
72Oakland8,5586,65128.67%327
73Jefferson City8,4778,2502.75%496
74Humboldt8,1558,479-3.82%326
75South Cleveland8,0696,91216.74%218
76Ripley7,8078,385-6.89%234
77Pulaski7,6667,850-2.34%394
78Lexington7,6647,6620.03%253
79Milan7,5947,862-3.41%328
80Dayton7,5577,2783.83%374
81Harrison7,5557,769-2.75%451
82Fayetteville7,1056,7834.75%285
83Thompson's Station7,0502,211218.86%138
84Greenbrier7,0016,4698.22%382
85Savannah6,9446,986-0.60%403
86Millersville6,9356,4128.16%194
87Newport6,8916,927-0.52%481
88Green Hill6,6956,6181.16%744
89Church Hill6,6696,747-1.16%273
90La Follette6,5777,463-11.87%517
91Lynchburg, Moore County6,5696,3303.78%20
92Henderson6,3656,3200.71%315
93Pigeon Forge6,3625,8758.29%184
94Munford6,1505,8814.57%261
95Harriman6,1356,337-3.19%226
96Loudon5,9335,35210.86%182
97Sweetwater5,8665,8110.95%256
98Erwin5,8616,077-3.55%548
99Kingston5,8235,956-2.23%317
100Tellico Village5,6125,791-3.09%291
101Jonesborough5,5915,06910.30%419
102Rockwood5,4745,556-1.48%264
103Lafayette5,4194,54119.33%400
104McKenzie5,3025,2630.74%324
105Mount Carmel5,2955,388-1.73%308
106Eagleton Village5,2505,0523.92%689
107Dunlap5,1104,8485.40%183
108Mount Pleasant5,0534,57510.45%155
109Sparta4,9574,8502.21%285
110Smithville4,9434,5219.33%326
111Madisonville4,9434,7593.87%319
112Bolivar4,8815,347-8.72%232
113Ashland City4,8234,5964.94%175
114Pleasant View4,8074,13816.17%148
115Algood4,7553,52235.01%450
116Oak Grove4,7094,4256.42%406
117Coopertown4,6884,2789.58%57
118Forest Hills4,6804,820-2.90%196
119Spurgeon4,4823,95713.27%423
120Whiteville4,4554,643-4.05%652
121Selmer4,4504,3941.27%180
122Oak Hill4,3494,531-4.02%214
123Lake Tansi4,3433,80314.20%196
124Harrogate4,3414,362-0.48%231
125Medina4,3223,60919.76%416
126Tinville4,2694,475-4.60%810
127Rogersville4,2574,458-4.51%437
128Gatlinburg4,1503,9943.91%154
129Louisville4,1354,0671.67%107
130Waverly4,0944,0720.54%181
131Livingston4,0144,072-1.42%238
132Trenton4,0114,287-6.44%193
133Huntingdon3,8173,989-4.31%124
134White Bluff3,7763,20617.78%240
135Hohenwald3,7573,7410.43%275
136Oneida3,7393,787-1.27%155
137Unicoi3,6613,6121.36%87
138Colonial Heights3,6426,934-47.48%370
139Centerville3,5853,607-0.61%129
140Camden3,5373,589-1.45%240
141Etowah3,4943,4790.43%477
142Oliver Springs3,4543,3951.74%231
143Somerville3,4213,1129.93%97
144Wildwood Lake3,4003,1248.83%109
145Jasper3,3603,3380.66%132
146Newbern3,3123,315-0.09%282
147Christiana3,237158
148Dandridge3,2252,9688.66%212
149Bean Station3,0963,105-0.29%200
150Shackle Island3,0822,8448.37%215
151South Pittsburg2,9923,096-3.36%141
152Woodbury2,9722,63912.62%585
153Monterey2,9532,8294.38%377
154Tusculum2,9492,66910.49%234
155Brighton2,8972,8810.56%368
156Dresden2,8923,090-6.41%188
157Sale Creek2,8722,8450.95%37
158Apison2,8302,46914.62%76
159Blountville2,8133,074-8.49%220
160Kingston Springs2,7972,7392.12%107
161Belle Meade2,7452,896-5.21%345
162New Tazewell2,6902,831-4.98%205
163Clifton2,6442,691-1.75%184
164Bells2,4622,485-0.93%401
165Westmoreland2,4492,3464.39%226
166Maynardville2,4482,3683.38%175
167White Pine2,4262,2836.26%341
168Park City2,4242,442-0.74%171
169Fairmount2,4182,825-14.41%208
170Pine Crest2,4122,3881.01%483
171Coalfield2,3852,463-3.17%37
172Mountain City2,3802,512-5.25%273
173Decherd2,3632,3450.77%190
174Mascot2,3612,411-2.07%131
175Sewanee2,3522,3111.77%234
176Central2,3502,2793.12%258
177Mosheim2,3432,371-1.18%144
178Parsons2,3042,355-2.17%220
179Tazewell2,3012,2392.77%205
180Alamo2,2962,365-2.92%404
181Carthage2,2902,298-0.35%305
182Walnut Hill2,2862,394-4.51%215
183Waynesboro2,2772,437-6.57%205
184Dyer2,2102,316-4.58%372
185South Fulton2,2092,391-7.61%252
186Adamsville2,1942,1810.60%120
187Walden2,1801,91513.84%238
188Ridgetop2,1701,88015.43%277
189Plainview2,1652,1212.07%132
190Jellico2,1552,327-7.39%134
191Hunter2,1531,85416.13%130
192Caryville2,1192,322-8.74%160
193Pegram2,1002,0880.57%112
194Halls2,0692,250-8.04%217
195Unionville2,0631,36850.80%88
196Greenfield2,0502,202-6.90%228
197Estill Springs2,0082,012-0.20%175
198Jamestown1,9941,9591.79%263
199Piperton1,9261,44932.92%27
200Jacksboro1,9222,042-5.88%288
201Cross Plains1,9211,70312.80%85
202New Johnsonville1,9131,945-1.65%144
203Rural Hill1,8882,007-5.93%180
204Hopewell1,8881,8740.75%102
205Spring City1,8751,8640.59%271
206Blaine1,8611,8530.43%76
207Lookout Mountain1,8541,863-0.48%533
208Lakesite1,8471,8340.71%410
209Loretto1,8091,7046.16%187
210Lake City1,7751,7750.00%446
211Surgoinsville1,7681,806-2.10%119
212McEwen1,7611,7371.38%369
213Gruetli-Laager1,7421,796-3.01%53
214Whitwell1,7131,723-0.58%188
215Mowbray Mountain1,6991,6155.20%32
216East Cleveland1,6821,6084.60%519
217Three Way1,6791,713-1.98%144
218Bluff City1,6531,694-2.42%365
219Olivet1,6521,35022.37%107
220Cowan1,6451,730-4.91%306
221Decatur1,6411,657-0.97%167
222Spencer1,6381,6111.68%96
223Norris1,6311,5932.39%76
224Ridgely1,6131,794-10.09%378
225Pikeville1,6121,6110.06%255
226Chapel Hill1,5851,4509.31%193
227Graysville1,5751,5203.62%516
228Dover1,5581,41410.18%157
229Baxter1,5561,36014.41%191
230Gray1,5521,22227.00%401
231Vonore1,5511,4894.16%68
232Fall Branch1,5471,29119.83%132
233Mason1,5451,587-2.65%301
234Watertown1,5411,4814.05%448
235Charlotte1,5311,5111.32%146
236Englewood1,5301,5270.20%309
237Burns1,5111,36310.86%172
238Crump1,4671,484-1.15%45
239Banner Hill1,4551,497-2.81%403
240Celina1,4481,497-3.27%303
241Kimball1,4391,4250.98%105
242Midtown1,4371,3605.66%124
243South Carthage1,4161,3157.68%213
244Bruceton1,4041,471-4.55%322
245Tracy City1,4021,456-3.71%116
246New Union1,3891,431-2.94%140
247New Market1,3831,3423.06%126
248Gleason1,3571,449-6.35%234
249Tennessee Ridge1,3511,369-1.31%139
250Powells Crossroads1,3421,357-1.11%106
251Sneedville1,3401,382-3.04%225
252Rockvale1,340119
253Rutledge1,3371,2933.40%93
254Cornersville1,3311,15115.64%90
255Troy1,3161,399-5.93%376
256Falling Water1,3091,2326.25%95
257Erin1,3061,334-2.10%129
258Roan Mountain1,2761,360-6.18%74
259Fincastle1,2761,618-21.14%135
260Dodson Branch1,2601,07417.32%44
261Huntsville1,2471,259-0.95%119
262Ardmore1,2461,2192.21%102
263Gordonsville1,2441,2112.73%68
264Monteagle1,2371,258-1.67%51
265Greenback1,2341,10012.18%57
266Bon Aqua Junction1,2291,230-0.08%101
267Benton1,2231,376-11.12%156
268Grimsley1,2191,1674.46%43
269Kenton1,1891,285-7.47%235
270Lyles1,17373459.81%173
271Red Boiling Springs1,1701,1065.79%258
272Telford1,16192126.06%182
273Riceville1,14067070.15%202
274Lone Oak1,1251,206-6.72%67
275Luttrell1,0791,0255.27%109
276Rutherford1,0651,149-7.31%179
277New Hope1,0401,085-4.15%39
278Obion1,0391,124-7.56%311
279Altamont1,0361,051-1.43%19
280Alexandria1,0319627.17%197
281Winfield1,0081,019-1.08%59
282Helenwood1,00886516.53%61
283Wildwood9921,098-9.65%154
284Rossville99166549.02%74
285Bradford9801,052-6.84%222
286Scotts Hill972983-1.12%100
287Linden9679214.99%372
288Orlinda96387210.44%56
289Walnut Grove95686410.65%77
290Gainesboro945955-1.05%234
291Henning934978-4.50%146
292Collinwood924982-5.91%128
293Atwood923950-2.84%206
294Tellico Plains9118556.55%180
295Lobelville9088773.53%93
296Sharon906977-7.27%275
297Friendsville8958890.67%122
298Wartburg883927-4.75%337
299Decaturville863866-0.35%202
300Coalmont850862-1.39%54
301Trezevant846875-3.31%230
302Rockford845856-1.29%102
303Mooresburg832941-11.58%85
304Huntland830867-4.27%210
305St. Joseph8197883.93%84
306Clarkrange81857542.26%31
307Petros81258339.28%80
308Ooltewah78668714.41%491
309Byrdstown786802-2.00%204
310Crab Orchard7657561.19%27
311Philadelphia73465312.40%182
312Niota7327162.23%124
313Bethel Springs732733-0.14%127
314Morrison7226953.88%104
315Eagleville72261417.59%99
316Wartrace71965010.62%317
317Lakewood Park714990-27.88%48
318Eastview711726-2.07%54
319Bulls Gap711746-4.69%225
320Charleston6986497.55%260
321Adams6866269.58%101
322Hollow Rock678699-3.00%155
323Friendship674686-1.75%197
324Puryear6736730.00%274
325Palmer670684-2.05%52
326Maury City665674-1.34%228
327Flintville6406272.07%46
328Gallaway637670-4.93%39
329Middleton635714-11.06%117
330Allardt6286191.45%64
331Gates621656-5.34%340
332Trimble611631-3.17%365
333Chesterfield60646929.21%30
334Summertown598866-30.95%115
335Michie587589-0.34%40
336Doyle5865418.32%183
337Pittman Center58450316.10%38
338Petersburg5805436.81%222
339Pleasant Hill5685650.53%135
340Andersonville55947218.43%133
341Moscow553597-7.37%167
342Bell Buckle55350010.60%359
343Minor Hill5395262.47%112
344Castalian Springs536556-3.60%36
345Elkton533539-1.11%110
346Saltillo532546-2.56%71
347Baneberry5264829.13%114
348Sunbright521543-4.05%58
349Big Sandy518539-3.90%287
350Wrigley50328179.00%203
351Calhoun5014912.04%178
352Ethridge4944666.01%165
353Berry Hill489537-8.94%208
354Cumberland Gap485493-1.62%569
355Ducktown470471-0.21%69
356Henry4674562.41%137
357Beersheba Springs466473-1.48%37
358Gadsden462470-1.70%159
359Gilt Edge452468-3.42%64
360Baileyton4514275.62%107
361Guys449456-1.54%15
362Townsend4434205.48%86
363Ridgeside44039212.24%1,003
364Vanleer4293919.72%236
365Stanton415457-9.19%313
366Burlison413419-1.43%152
367Dowelltown41136412.91%211
368Fairgarden400529-24.39%46
369Hornbeak394416-5.29%145
370Gibson394410-3.90%249
371Clarksburg378391-3.32%69
372Sardis376384-2.08%58
373Watauga375379-1.06%164
374Williston372400-7.00%87
375New Deal354368-3.80%72
376Cottontown354367-3.54%39
377Woodland Mills353379-6.86%107
378Toone340368-7.61%122
379Liberty3343185.03%112
380McLemoresville333351-5.13%58
381Pelham323403-19.85%7
382Bethpage32028811.11%93
383Lynnville31627913.26%360
384Cumberland City3163121.28%24
385Copperhill316342-7.60%69
386Cedar Hill3153072.61%189
387Rives310328-5.49%347
388Parker's Crossroads309313-1.28%32
389Flat Top Mountain308422-27.01%7
390Elgin3032827.45%60
391Garland302307-1.63%214
392Ramer301306-1.63%76
393Parrottsville2932891.38%153
394Finger292296-1.35%72
395Walland2722595.02%69
396Stantonville2722700.74%93
397Auburntown2722575.84%184
398Grand Junction264305-13.44%86
399Milledgeville263265-0.75%63
400Hornsby261289-9.69%96
401Walnut Grove260396-34.34%17
402Braden256279-8.24%27
403Yorkville251271-7.38%75
404Hillsboro251450-44.22%24
405Centertown2512433.29%105
406Fairfield24513187.02%95
407Walterhill233401-41.90%30
408Iron City222328-32.32%124
409Bransford22017029.41%21
410Slayden21219110.99%53
411Oakdale2062060.00%91
412Graball206236-12.71%40
413Oak Grove204231-11.69%61
414Samburg202210-3.81%165
415Darden197399-50.63%9
416Mitchellville1911900.53%137
417Enville185188-1.60%49
418Medon180184-2.17%70
419Robbins178287-37.98%39
420Normandy1511417.09%238
421Viola1351313.05%308
422Bowman133302-55.96%22
423La Grange126137-8.03%24
424Orme111114-2.63%10
425Silerton101111-9.01%58
426Hickory Valley93103-9.71%113
427Eva93293-68.26%18
428Saulsbury90102-11.76%57
429Cottage Grove8289-7.87%185

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 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.

Map of Cities in Tennessee

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