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)
1Nashville678,448604,58912.22%213
2Memphis651,011652,326-0.20%306
3Knoxville188,085178,2585.51%284
4Chattanooga184,561170,5748.20%192
5Clarksville161,686133,48621.13%244
6Murfreesboro157,816109,57244.03%381
7Franklin87,23762,82038.87%313
8Jackson67,66966,8141.28%173
9Johnson City67,20063,5285.78%232
10Bartlett59,51457,0304.36%275
11Hendersonville59,07151,48514.73%280
12Kingsport54,36952,9532.67%154
13Smyrna53,26240,56831.29%262
14Collierville51,77845,66113.40%213
15Spring Hill48,39729,30765.14%269
16Gallatin47,53430,51655.77%223
17Cleveland46,04241,32111.43%253
18Brentwood43,21537,20516.15%157
19Columbia42,28134,73021.74%191
20Mount Juliet39,76524,98959.13%238
21Germantown39,37338,8771.28%294
22Lebanon38,69526,32247.01%145
23Cookeville36,03031,20715.45%152
24La Vergne35,74232,7159.25%217
25Maryville30,54227,46811.19%264
26Morristown30,52528,9905.29%166
27Oak Ridge29,38429,3120.25%51
28Bristol27,22526,7571.75%124
29Farragut25,53420,69223.40%238
30Shelbyville22,50720,34110.65%182
31East Ridge21,34621,0071.61%384
32Tullahoma19,96118,6027.31%127
33Sevierville17,85314,81320.52%111
34Springfield17,47116,4466.23%202
35Goodlettsville16,67615,9484.56%174
36Dyersburg16,10817,124-5.93%139
37Dickson15,57314,6646.20%116
38Greeneville14,69315,035-2.27%129
39Athens14,19613,6713.84%136
40McMinnville13,92513,6402.09%188
41Soddy-Daisy13,86712,9407.16%89
42Portland13,42411,53216.41%150
43Elizabethton13,37714,224-5.95%209
44White House12,91810,25925.92%172
45Lakeland12,71412,4272.31%81
46Lewisburg12,70411,12514.19%140
47Nolensville12,1425,992102.64%173
48Red Bank12,10211,6563.83%275
49Crossville12,06910,86511.08%88
50Middle Valley12,06112,684-4.91%184
51Arlington11,81111,5252.48%76
52Hartsville11,7867,87449.68%15
53Collegedale11,5028,58034.06%142
54Manchester11,22810,12310.92%117
55Lawrenceburg11,20110,5296.38%132
56Seymour11,19310,9192.51%132
57Millington10,66910,779-1.02%71
58Martin10,25411,471-10.61%123
59Clinton10,2119,7614.61%131
60Alcoa10,1788,40821.05%102
61Union City10,16310,904-6.80%126
62Paris10,05410,138-0.83%116
63Atoka9,7758,54114.45%120
64Fairview9,4607,86820.23%81
65Lenoir City9,4268,6359.16%167
66Brownsville9,35710,340-9.51%141
67Winchester9,3528,5779.04%130
68Bloomingdale9,1759,888-7.21%138
69Fairfield Glade8,9856,98928.56%58
70Oakland8,8476,64933.06%130
71Covington8,7668,983-2.42%115
72Signal Mountain8,7468,2685.78%156
73Jefferson City8,2168,250-0.41%185
74Harrison8,1217,7694.53%187
75Humboldt8,0958,477-4.51%125
76South Cleveland8,0566,91216.55%84
77Lexington7,9797,6624.14%102
78Milan7,5627,862-3.82%126
79Pulaski7,5197,840-4.09%149
80Thompson's Station7,4752,211238.08%57
81Ripley7,4698,381-10.88%87
82Dayton7,3567,2771.09%141
83Savannah6,9356,981-0.66%155
84Fayetteville6,9336,7862.17%107
85Greenbrier6,8486,4715.83%144
86Newport6,8126,919-1.55%184
87Millersville6,7916,4075.99%73
88Church Hill6,6666,744-1.16%105
89Green Hill6,5636,618-0.83%282
90Lynchburg, Moore County6,5506,3303.48%8
91La Follette6,5267,471-12.65%198
92Henderson6,4476,3202.01%123
93Munford6,2075,8865.45%102
94Pigeon Forge6,1725,8755.06%69
95Harriman6,1366,337-3.17%87
96Loudon6,0645,35413.26%72
97Kingston6,0525,9561.61%127
98Sweetwater5,9595,8122.53%101
99Erwin5,9446,077-2.19%215
100Eagleton Village5,9035,05216.84%299
101Jonesborough5,7915,06914.24%168
102Tellico Village5,6715,791-2.07%113
103Lafayette5,4704,54220.43%156
104Rockwood5,3915,561-3.06%100
105Dunlap5,2924,8489.16%73
106Mount Carmel5,2765,384-2.01%118
107Madisonville5,1404,7518.19%128
108Smithville5,1344,52113.56%131
109Pleasant View5,1134,14523.35%61
110McKenzie4,9875,260-5.19%118
111Sparta4,9474,8521.96%110
112Mount Pleasant4,9274,5757.69%58
113Bolivar4,8225,348-9.84%89
114Ashland City4,7674,6073.47%67
115Forest Hills4,7344,822-1.82%76
116Coopertown4,6764,2799.28%22
117Spurgeon4,6663,95717.92%170
118Algood4,6033,52330.66%168
119Oak Hill4,4624,529-1.48%85
120Oak Grove4,4584,4250.75%148
121Lake Tansi4,4413,80316.78%77
122Medina4,3983,60422.03%163
123Whiteville4,3744,644-5.81%247
124Harrogate4,3564,362-0.14%89
125Rogersville4,3074,458-3.39%171
126Selmer4,1994,311-2.60%66
127Louisville4,1694,0672.51%42
128Waverly4,1624,0782.06%71
129Hohenwald4,1313,73510.60%117
130Trenton4,1144,287-4.04%76
131Livingston4,0954,0720.56%94
132Huntingdon3,8393,989-3.76%48
133Gatlinburg3,7543,993-5.99%54
134White Bluff3,7513,21016.85%92
135Oneida3,7133,787-1.95%59
136Camden3,6763,5852.54%96
137Wildwood Lake3,6393,12416.49%45
138Unicoi3,6363,6120.66%33
139Christiana3,58067
140Jasper3,5473,3386.26%54
141Etowah3,5343,4831.46%186
142Centerville3,5063,602-2.67%49
143Oliver Springs3,4463,3951.50%89
144Tinville3,3034,475-26.19%242
145Dandridge3,2762,97110.27%83
146Newbern3,2623,316-1.63%107
147Somerville3,2343,1123.92%36
148Colonial Heights3,1776,934-54.18%124
149Bean Station3,1553,1051.61%79
150Shackle Island3,1122,8449.42%84
151Blountville3,1023,0740.91%94
152South Pittsburg3,0273,096-2.23%55
153Woodbury2,9792,63812.93%226
154Dresden2,9673,089-3.95%74
155Monterey2,9622,8294.70%146
156Brighton2,8762,886-0.35%141
157Belle Meade2,8142,898-2.90%137
158Park City2,7902,44214.25%76
159Sale Creek2,7812,845-2.25%14
160Apison2,7232,46910.29%28
161Kingston Springs2,7112,736-0.91%40
162New Tazewell2,7072,827-4.24%80
163Clifton2,6492,691-1.56%71
164Coalfield2,5802,4634.75%16
165Pine Crest2,5412,3886.41%196
166Sewanee2,5052,3118.39%96
167Tusculum2,5032,669-6.22%77
168Maynardville2,4862,3684.98%69
169Mountain City2,4852,513-1.11%110
170Walnut Hill2,4812,3943.63%90
171Waynesboro2,4492,4370.49%85
172Rural Hill2,4412,00721.62%90
173Bells2,4262,487-2.45%152
174Westmoreland2,3992,3422.43%86
175Hunter2,3901,85428.91%56
176White Pine2,3562,2833.20%128
177Decherd2,3512,3460.21%73
178Carthage2,3382,2951.87%120
179Mosheim2,3232,371-2.02%55
180Mascot2,3102,411-4.19%49
181Piperton2,3061,44959.14%13
182Tazewell2,2802,2371.92%78
183Parsons2,2642,355-3.86%83
184Alamo2,2472,363-4.91%153
185Fairmount2,2452,825-20.53%75
186Walden2,2321,91516.55%94
187Plainview2,2242,1185.00%52
188Central2,2172,279-2.72%94
189Ridgetop2,2111,87018.24%109
190Dyer2,1992,316-5.05%143
191Jamestown2,1881,95911.69%111
192South Fulton2,1722,391-9.16%96
193Adamsville2,1402,187-2.15%45
194Jellico2,1252,328-8.72%51
195Unionville2,1091,36854.17%35
196Caryville2,1062,320-9.22%62
197Greenfield2,0762,202-5.72%89
198Pegram2,0462,085-1.87%42
199Jacksboro2,0322,042-0.49%117
200Estill Springs2,0302,0230.35%68
201East Cleveland2,0191,60825.56%241
202Halls1,9932,252-11.50%81
203Mowbray Mountain1,9611,61521.42%14
204Lakesite1,9121,8324.37%164
205Hopewell1,9001,8741.39%40
206Lookout Mountain1,8931,8631.61%210
207Blaine1,8661,8530.70%29
208New Johnsonville1,8641,926-3.22%54
209Cross Plains1,8611,7039.28%32
210Spring City1,8471,863-0.86%103
211Olivet1,8151,35034.44%45
212Loretto1,7891,6915.80%71
213Lake City1,7801,7750.28%172
214Pikeville1,7751,61310.04%108
215Spencer1,7631,6119.44%40
216Charlotte1,7581,50816.58%65
217McEwen1,7511,7321.10%142
218Surgoinsville1,7481,804-3.10%45
219Gruetli-Laager1,7481,796-2.67%21
220Whitwell1,7381,7230.87%74
221Three Way1,7061,713-0.41%57
222Decatur1,7031,6572.78%67
223Bluff City1,6701,700-1.76%142
224Cowan1,6441,730-4.97%118
225Baxter1,6191,36019.04%77
226Norris1,6021,5930.56%29
227Graysville1,5961,5224.86%202
228Vonore1,5881,4896.65%27
229Dover1,5761,41411.46%61
230Banner Hill1,5761,4975.28%168
231Chapel Hill1,5661,4517.93%74
232Ridgely1,5611,793-12.94%141
233Englewood1,5501,5291.37%121
234Watertown1,5451,4764.67%173
235Mason1,5171,587-4.41%114
236Kimball1,4991,4255.19%42
237Burns1,4921,3649.38%66
238Bon Aqua Junction1,4711,23019.59%47
239Rockvale1,46750
240South Carthage1,4501,31510.27%84
241Crump1,4481,480-2.16%17
242Fall Branch1,4031,2918.68%46
243Tracy City1,4011,456-3.78%45
244New Market1,3951,3423.95%49
245Bruceton1,3831,473-6.11%123
246Celina1,3821,497-7.68%112
247Powells Crossroads1,3731,3571.18%42
248Gleason1,3721,449-5.31%91
249Sneedville1,3631,384-1.52%88
250Rutledge1,3631,2935.41%37
251Huntsville1,3371,2596.20%49
252Cornersville1,3351,15815.28%35
253Fincastle1,3331,618-17.61%54
254Tennessee Ridge1,3181,385-4.84%52
255Troy1,3031,399-6.86%144
256Roan Mountain1,3011,360-4.34%29
257New Union1,2831,431-10.34%50
258Falling Water1,2801,2323.90%36
259Gordonsville1,2751,2115.28%27
260Greenback1,2671,10115.08%23
261Midtown1,2611,360-7.28%42
262Erin1,2601,336-5.69%48
263Monteagle1,2461,258-0.95%20
264Telford1,22792133.22%74
265Ardmore1,2191,2190.00%39
266Benton1,2181,376-11.48%60
267Kenton1,1811,285-8.09%90
268Lyles1,15373457.08%66
269Lone Oak1,1261,206-6.63%26
270Red Boiling Springs1,1241,1091.35%96
271Altamont1,1151,0516.09%8
272Luttrell1,1141,0258.68%43
273Wildwood1,1101,0981.09%67
274Riceville1,10767065.22%76
275Rossville1,05666558.80%30
276Rutherford1,0551,149-8.18%68
277New Hope1,0501,085-3.23%15
278Dodson Branch1,0441,074-2.79%14
279Alexandria1,0249675.89%75
280Obion1,0171,125-9.60%118
281Gray1,0161,222-16.86%101
282Grimsley1,0131,167-13.20%14
283Winfield1,0021,021-1.86%23
284Scotts Hill977984-0.71%39
285Linden9769235.74%145
286Bradford9661,050-8.00%84
287Orlinda96287310.19%22
288Gainesboro9559550.00%91
289Wartburg9469272.05%139
290Collinwood940982-4.28%50
291Clarkrange93257562.09%14
292Walnut Grove9258647.06%29
293Helenwood9188656.13%22
294Tellico Plains9138556.78%70
295Henning913978-6.65%55
296Atwood913950-3.89%78
297Friendsville9118892.47%48
298Sharon907977-7.16%106
299Lobelville8928781.59%35
300Decaturville858867-1.04%77
301Rockford852856-0.47%40
302Eagleville84763034.44%45
303St. Joseph8437985.64%33
304Coalmont840858-2.10%21
305Huntland838876-4.34%82
306Trezevant832874-4.81%87
307Lakewood Park795990-19.70%21
308Byrdstown773804-3.86%77
309Philadelphia76365316.85%73
310Ooltewah75668710.04%182
311Niota7497164.61%49
312Morrison7406956.47%41
313Bulls Gap729746-2.28%89
314Crab Orchard723756-4.37%10
315Bethel Springs719746-3.62%48
316Petros71558322.64%27
317Charleston7116499.55%102
318Wartrace6996556.72%119
319Eastview695733-5.18%20
320Adams68762110.63%39
321Chesterfield68346945.63%13
322Palmer678684-0.88%20
323Hollow Rock675699-3.43%59
324Puryear661673-1.78%104
325Friendship656683-3.95%74
326Maury City655674-2.82%87
327Summertown651866-24.83%48
328Gallaway643670-4.03%15
329Flintville6416272.23%18
330Allardt6356192.58%25
331Michie619639-3.13%16
332Middleton617714-13.59%44
333Mooresburg611941-35.07%24
334Trimble605631-4.12%139
335Doyle5915419.24%71
336Gates586656-10.67%124
337Petersburg5805436.81%86
338Pittman Center56850312.92%14
339Andersonville56047218.64%52
340Baneberry55448214.94%46
341Bell Buckle55350210.16%139
342Moscow551597-7.71%64
343Pleasant Hill542565-4.07%50
344Minor Hill5355261.71%43
345Saltillo534553-3.44%27
346Big Sandy515540-4.63%110
347Elkton514539-4.64%41
348Calhoun5084933.04%70
349Sunbright505543-7.00%22
350Wrigley49828177.22%78
351Townsend49642018.10%37
352Ethridge4944666.01%64
353Fairgarden493529-6.81%22
354Berry Hill492536-8.21%81
355Cumberland Gap490493-0.61%222
356Hornbeak464500-7.20%66
357Ducktown463471-1.70%26
358Baileyton4634278.43%43
359Beersheba Springs462473-2.33%14
360Ridgeside46139217.60%405
361Gadsden458476-3.78%61
362Gilt Edge449468-4.06%25
363Elgin44828258.87%34
364Henry4454401.14%50
365Bransford444170161.18%16
366Vanleer43239110.49%92
367Guys431445-3.15%6
368Castalian Springs428556-23.02%11
369Stanton418457-8.53%122
370Dowelltown41836414.84%83
371Pelham4084031.24%4
372Burlison404421-4.04%57
373Sardis3843840.00%23
374Hillsboro380450-15.56%14
375Gibson380410-7.32%93
376Watauga376379-0.79%64
377Williston375400-6.25%34
378Clarksburg375391-4.09%26
379Walland35725937.84%35
380Bethpage35528823.26%40
381Woodland Mills353379-6.86%41
382Flat Top Mountain338422-19.91%3
383Liberty3303183.77%43
384Toone326368-11.41%45
385McLemoresville320348-8.05%22
386Cottontown320367-12.81%14
387Parker's Crossroads3193131.92%13
388Copperhill319342-6.73%27
389Lynnville31327912.19%138
390Rives311328-5.18%134
391Cumberland City311312-0.32%9
392Cedar Hill3103080.65%72
393Parrottsville2972892.77%60
394Ramer294304-3.29%28
395Garland294307-4.23%81
396Finger286298-4.03%27
397Auburntown2762567.81%72
398New Deal273368-25.82%21
399Grand Junction263311-15.43%33
400Braden263279-5.73%11
401Hornsby262289-9.34%37
402Walterhill261401-34.91%13
403Centertown2612437.41%42
404Milledgeville260269-3.35%24
405Stantonville257267-3.75%34
406Yorkville253271-6.64%29
407Darden226399-43.36%4
408Graball217236-8.05%16
409Slayden2071918.38%20
410Oakdale203206-1.46%35
411Oak Grove201231-12.99%23
412Samburg199210-5.24%63
413Mitchellville1961903.16%54
414Enville1921920.00%20
415Medon1891842.72%28
416Walnut Grove176396-55.56%5
417Iron City167328-49.09%36
418Bowman156302-48.34%10
419Normandy1471414.26%90
420Viola1441319.92%127
421Fairfield1421318.40%21
422La Grange130142-8.45%10
423Orme110113-2.65%4
424Robbins100287-65.16%9
425Silerton95111-14.41%21
426Hickory Valley95103-7.77%45
427Saulsbury89102-12.75%22
428Cottage Grove8689-3.37%75
429Eva79293-73.04%6

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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