10 Largest Cities in Tennessee

The largest city in Tennessee is Nashville, with a population of 682,262. Thompson's Station is the fastest growing city in Tennessee over the past 10 years, having grown 258.62% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Nashville682,262604,58912.85%1,435475.54
2Memphis650,980652,326-0.21%2,051317.36
3Knoxville188,326178,2585.65%1,90898.71
4Chattanooga185,442170,5748.72%1,297142.96
5Clarksville163,456133,48622.45%1,65498.80
6Murfreesboro163,274109,57249.01%2,64661.71
7Franklin89,30762,82042.16%2,14841.58
8Jackson67,90866,8141.64%1,16558.30
9Johnson City67,34763,5286.01%1,56343.09
10Bartlett59,55157,0304.42%1,84532.28
11Hendersonville59,55051,48515.66%1,89731.39
12Kingsport54,49052,9532.90%1,03752.54
13Smyrna54,10040,56833.36%1,78530.31
14Collierville52,14745,66114.20%1,44036.20
15Spring Hill50,71129,30773.03%1,89326.79
16Gallatin49,84230,51663.33%1,56631.83
17Cleveland46,31141,32112.08%1,70927.09
18Brentwood43,43137,20516.73%1,05741.10
19Columbia43,25434,73024.54%1,31232.98
20Mount Juliet41,13324,98964.60%1,65424.88
21Lebanon39,80326,32251.22%1,00439.65
22Germantown39,44738,8771.47%1,97419.99
23Cookeville36,69231,20717.58%1,03735.38
24La Vergne35,75532,7159.29%1,45524.58
25Maryville30,94227,46812.65%1,79417.25
26Morristown30,69128,9905.87%1,12327.34
27Oak Ridge29,49829,3120.63%34685.25
28Bristol27,34426,7572.19%83732.66
29Farragut26,41220,69227.64%1,65415.97
30Shelbyville22,71020,34111.65%1,23218.44
31East Ridge21,42821,0072.00%2,5878.28
32Tullahoma20,16418,6028.40%86023.44
33Sevierville18,22114,81323.01%76023.97
34Springfield17,56816,4466.82%1,36012.92
35Goodlettsville16,61515,9484.18%1,16114.32
36Dyersburg16,00517,124-6.53%92417.32
37Dickson15,57214,6646.19%77620.07
38Greeneville14,59415,035-2.93%85917.00
39Athens14,28413,6714.48%92115.51
40McMinnville14,00313,6402.66%1,26611.06
41Soddy-Daisy13,99112,9408.12%60423.15
42Portland13,62111,53218.11%1,02113.34
43Elizabethton13,31114,224-6.42%1,3939.55
44Nolensville13,1825,992119.99%1,26410.43
45White House13,05810,25927.28%1,16511.21
46Lewisburg12,87211,12515.70%95313.51
47Lakeland12,75012,4272.60%54323.48
48Red Bank12,23311,6564.95%1,8656.56
49Crossville12,21410,86512.42%59920.40
50Middle Valley12,06112,684-4.91%1,2359.76
51Hartsville12,0377,87452.87%105114.34
52Arlington11,84511,5252.78%51523.02
53Collegedale11,5648,58034.78%96012.05
54Manchester11,32310,12311.85%79414.26
55Lawrenceburg11,28410,5297.17%89112.66
56Seymour11,19310,9192.51%88612.63
57Millington10,68310,779-0.89%47722.41
58Clinton10,2799,7615.31%88511.62
59Alcoa10,2778,40822.23%68914.92
60Martin10,13911,471-11.61%81712.40
61Union City10,08210,904-7.54%83612.07
62Paris10,05310,138-0.84%77912.91
63Atoka9,9048,54115.96%81912.09
64Fairview9,6177,86822.23%55517.33
65Winchester9,5378,57711.19%88910.72
66Lenoir City9,4778,6359.75%1,1298.40
67Brownsville9,31810,340-9.88%9459.86
68Bloomingdale9,1759,888-7.21%9299.88
69Oakland9,0986,64936.83%90010.11
70Fairfield Glade8,9856,98928.56%39123.00
71Signal Mountain8,8168,2686.63%1,0558.36
72Covington8,7328,983-2.79%77011.34
73Jefferson City8,2278,250-0.28%1,2466.60
74Harrison8,1217,7694.53%1,2576.46
75Humboldt8,0678,477-4.84%8349.67
76South Cleveland8,0566,91216.55%56414.27
77Lexington8,0247,6624.72%68711.68
78Thompson's Station7,9292,211258.62%40319.70
79Milan7,5377,862-4.13%8448.93
80Pulaski7,4807,840-4.59%9977.51
81Dayton7,3557,2771.07%9437.80
82Ripley7,3278,381-12.58%56912.87
83Savannah6,9366,981-0.64%1,0436.65
84Fayetteville6,8766,7861.33%7159.62
85Greenbrier6,8466,4715.80%9667.08
86Millersville6,8026,4076.17%49313.80
87Newport6,7766,919-2.07%1,2265.53
88Church Hill6,6676,744-1.14%7079.44
89Lynchburg, Moore County6,5816,3303.97%51129.22
90Green Hill6,5636,618-0.83%1,8893.47
91Henderson6,4926,3202.72%8327.80
92La Follette6,4457,471-13.73%1,3124.91
93Munford6,2565,8866.29%6889.10
94Loudon6,1515,35414.89%49012.56
95Harriman6,1386,337-3.14%58510.50
96Pigeon Forge6,1255,8754.26%45913.35
97Kingston6,0815,9562.10%8587.09
98Sweetwater5,9915,8123.08%6788.84
99Erwin5,9576,077-1.97%1,4444.13
100Eagleton Village5,9035,05216.84%2,0062.94
101Jonesborough5,8815,06916.02%1,1425.15
102Tellico Village5,6715,791-2.07%7617.45
103Lafayette5,5394,54221.95%1,0595.23
104Rockwood5,3745,561-3.36%6718.01
105Dunlap5,3504,84810.35%49510.80
106Pleasant View5,2724,14527.19%42112.52
107Mount Carmel5,2675,384-2.17%7936.64
108Smithville5,2584,52116.30%8985.85
109Madisonville5,2094,7519.64%8725.97
110Sparta4,9464,8521.94%7366.72
111Mount Pleasant4,9424,5758.02%39312.58
112McKenzie4,8235,260-8.31%7636.32
113Ashland City4,7674,6073.47%44710.67
114Bolivar4,7655,348-10.90%5878.11
115Coopertown4,7214,27910.33%15031.58
116Forest Hills4,6914,822-2.72%5089.24
117Algood4,6733,52332.64%1,1454.08
118Spurgeon4,6663,95717.92%1,1424.09
119Oak Grove4,4584,4250.75%9954.48
120Medina4,4563,60423.64%1,1114.01
121Lake Tansi4,4413,80316.78%5208.54
122Oak Hill4,4354,529-2.08%5657.84
123Harrogate4,3604,362-0.05%6007.26
124Whiteville4,3334,644-6.70%1,6442.64
125Hohenwald4,2903,73514.86%8145.27
126Rogersville4,2724,458-4.17%1,1363.76
127Louisville4,1834,0672.85%28014.92
128Waverly4,1704,0782.26%4798.71
129Selmer4,1534,311-3.67%4359.55
130Livingston4,1184,0721.13%6336.51
131Trenton4,0814,287-4.81%5088.03
132Huntingdon3,8413,989-3.71%32411.84
133White Bluff3,8003,21018.38%6266.07
134Oneida3,7173,787-1.85%3999.33
135Gatlinburg3,7013,993-7.31%35510.41
136Camden3,6983,5853.15%6495.69
137Unicoi3,6573,6121.25%22616.19
138Wildwood Lake3,6393,12416.49%30312.03
139Jasper3,5973,3387.76%3669.82
140Christiana3,5804527.91
141Etowah3,5543,4832.04%1,2582.83
142Centerville3,4893,602-3.14%32410.76
143Oliver Springs3,4623,3951.97%5995.78
144Dandridge3,3132,97111.51%5635.89
145Newbern3,2473,316-2.08%7164.53
146Somerville3,2193,1123.44%23713.57
147Colonial Heights3,1776,934-54.18%8353.80
148Bean Station3,1763,1052.29%5305.99
149Shackle Island3,1122,8449.42%5615.54
150Blountville3,1023,0740.91%6294.93
151South Pittsburg3,0263,096-2.26%3688.22
152Woodbury3,0242,63814.63%1,5401.96
153Monterey2,9942,8295.83%9893.03
154Dresden2,9823,089-3.46%5025.94
155Tiptonville2,9694,475-33.65%1,4582.04
156Brighton2,8602,886-0.90%9423.04
157Belle Meade2,7922,898-3.66%9093.07
158Park City2,7902,44214.25%5115.46
159Sale Creek2,7812,845-2.25%9230.20
160Apison2,7232,46910.29%19014.33
161Kingston Springs2,7032,736-1.21%26910.05
162New Tazewell2,7012,827-4.46%5335.07
163Clifton2,6462,691-1.67%4775.55
164Coalfield2,5802,4634.75%10424.73
165Pine Crest2,5412,3886.41%1,3171.93
166Maynardville2,5152,3686.21%4665.39
167Mountain City2,5092,513-0.16%7453.37
168Sewanee2,5052,3118.39%6453.89
169Walnut Hill2,4812,3943.63%6034.11
170Piperton2,4661,44970.19%9127.20
171Waynesboro2,4642,4371.11%5754.28
172Rural Hill2,4412,00721.62%6014.06
173Bells2,4172,487-2.81%1,0192.37
174Tusculum2,4102,669-9.70%4964.86
175Westmoreland2,3922,3422.13%5724.18
176Hunter2,3901,85428.91%3746.40
177White Pine2,3612,2833.42%8592.75
178Decherd2,3412,346-0.21%4884.79
179Carthage2,3382,2951.87%8062.90
180Mosheim2,3162,371-2.32%3706.26
181Mascot2,3102,411-4.19%3326.96
182Tazewell2,2822,2372.01%5264.34
183Walden2,2701,91518.54%6433.53
184Plainview2,2582,1186.61%3566.34
185Parsons2,2512,355-4.42%5574.04
186Ridgetop2,2481,87020.21%7433.03
187Fairmount2,2452,825-20.53%5014.49
188Alamo2,2322,363-5.54%1,0162.20
189Jamestown2,2291,95913.78%7612.93
190Central2,2172,279-2.72%6293.52
191Dyer2,1952,316-5.22%9572.29
192South Fulton2,1512,391-10.04%6363.38
193Adamsville2,1282,187-2.70%3027.04
194Unionville2,1091,36854.17%2349.03
195Jellico2,1052,328-9.58%3386.22
196Caryville2,0852,320-10.13%4095.10
197Greenfield2,0712,202-5.95%5953.48
198Pegram2,0352,085-2.40%2817.25
199Estill Springs2,0282,0230.25%4574.44
200East Cleveland2,0191,60825.56%1,6151.25
201Jacksboro2,0192,042-1.13%7822.58
202Mowbray Mountain1,9611,61521.42%9720.25
203Halls1,9562,252-13.14%5313.68
204Lakesite1,9361,8325.68%1,1131.74
205Hopewell1,9001,8741.39%2677.12
206Lookout Mountain1,8951,8631.72%1,4111.34
207Cross Plains1,8781,70310.28%2168.69
208Blaine1,8691,8530.86%1969.52
209New Johnsonville1,8591,926-3.48%3615.14
210Spring City1,8451,863-0.97%6922.67
211Charlotte1,8201,50820.69%4484.06
212Olivet1,8151,35034.44%3045.97
213Spencer1,7991,61111.67%2746.55
214Loretto1,7981,6916.33%4813.74
215Pikeville1,7921,61311.10%7342.44
216Lake City1,7831,7750.45%1,1591.54
217McEwen1,7611,7321.67%9561.84
218Gruetli-Laager1,7531,796-2.39%13812.68
219Surgoinsville1,7421,804-3.44%3045.73
220Whitwell1,7421,7231.10%4963.51
221Decatur1,7211,6573.86%4533.80
222Three Way1,7151,7130.12%3824.49
223Bluff City1,6701,700-1.76%9561.75
224Baxter1,6631,36022.28%5293.14
225Cowan1,6371,730-5.38%7882.08
226Vonore1,6061,4897.86%1828.81
227Graysville1,6041,5225.39%1,3621.18
228Norris1,6021,5930.56%1928.33
229Dover1,5911,41412.52%4163.83
230Chapel Hill1,5801,4518.89%4993.17
231Banner Hill1,5761,4975.28%1,1311.39
232Englewood1,5581,5291.90%8161.91
233Watertown1,5561,4765.42%1,1711.33
234Ridgely1,5301,793-14.67%9281.65
235Kimball1,5241,4256.95%2875.31
236Burns1,5101,36410.70%4463.39
237Mason1,5101,587-4.85%7621.98
238South Carthage1,4761,31512.24%5762.56
239Bon Aqua Junction1,4711,23019.59%3124.71
240Rockvale1,4673374.36
241Crump1,4451,480-2.36%11412.68
242New Market1,4051,3424.69%3324.23
243Fall Branch1,4031,2918.68%3114.52
244Tracy City1,4031,456-3.64%3014.66
245Powells Crossroads1,3801,3571.69%2824.90
246Bruceton1,3771,473-6.52%8191.68
247Huntsville1,3711,2598.90%3394.04
248Gleason1,3701,449-5.45%6112.24
249Sneedville1,3701,384-1.01%5962.30
250Rutledge1,3671,2935.72%2475.53
251Celina1,3631,497-8.95%7401.84
252Cornersville1,3571,15817.18%2395.69
253Fincastle1,3331,618-17.61%3653.65
254Tennessee Ridge1,3111,385-5.34%3503.75
255Roan Mountain1,3011,360-4.34%1966.63
256Troy1,2941,399-7.51%9591.35
257Greenback1,2911,10117.26%1558.31
258Gordonsville1,2901,2116.52%1817.11
259New Union1,2831,431-10.34%3343.84
260Falling Water1,2801,2323.90%2405.33
261Midtown1,2611,360-7.28%2814.49
262Monteagle1,2521,258-0.48%1339.40
263Erin1,2501,336-6.44%3213.90
264Telford1,22792133.22%4972.47
265Ardmore1,2181,219-0.08%2594.70
266Benton1,1881,376-13.66%3923.03
267Kenton1,1741,285-8.64%6011.95
268Lyles1,15373457.08%4402.62
269Altamont1,1391,0518.37%5520.59
270Luttrell1,1311,02510.34%2953.83
271Lone Oak1,1261,206-6.63%1746.47
272Red Boiling Springs1,1201,1090.99%6401.75
273Wildwood1,1101,0981.09%4462.49
274Riceville1,10767065.22%5082.18
275Rossville1,10366565.86%2135.18
276New Hope1,0491,085-3.32%10110.34
277Rutherford1,0491,149-8.70%4552.30
278Dodson Branch1,0441,074-2.79%9411.11
279Alexandria1,0309676.51%5092.02
280Gray1,0161,222-16.86%6811.49
281Grimsley1,0131,167-13.20%9310.89
282Obion1,0051,125-10.67%7791.29
283Winfield1,0001,021-2.06%1536.54
284Linden9869236.83%9811.00
285Scotts Hill976984-0.81%2603.76
286Orlinda97387311.45%1486.59
287Bradford9601,050-8.57%5631.71
288Wartburg9579273.24%9471.01
289Gainesboro953955-0.21%6121.56
290Collinwood938982-4.48%3372.78
291Clarkrange93257562.09%9210.16
292Walnut Grove9258647.06%1924.82
293Helenwood9188656.13%1446.35
294Friendsville9158892.92%3222.84
295Tellico Plains9158557.02%4691.95
296Atwood910950-4.21%5251.73
297Henning904978-7.57%3662.47
298Sharon902977-7.68%7101.27
299Lobelville8948781.82%2383.75
300Eagleville88963041.11%3162.81
301Decaturville856867-1.27%5181.65
302Rockford852856-0.47%2683.18
303St. Joseph8507986.52%2263.77
304Coalmont843858-1.75%1396.06
305Huntland835876-4.68%5481.52
306Trezevant829874-5.15%5831.42
307Lakewood Park795990-19.70%1385.74
308Philadelphia78065319.45%5021.55
309Byrdstown768804-4.48%5161.49
310Niota7577165.73%3322.28
311Ooltewah75668710.04%1,2230.62
312Morrison7496957.77%2792.69
313Bulls Gap733746-1.74%6021.22
314Charleston71864910.63%6921.04
315Bethel Springs715746-4.16%3202.23
316Petros71558322.64%1813.94
317Crab Orchard709756-6.22%6510.94
318Wartrace7016557.02%8000.88
319Adams69562111.92%2642.63
320Eastview689733-6.00%1355.12
321Chesterfield68346945.63%897.68
322Palmer683684-0.15%1394.93
323Hollow Rock673699-3.72%3981.69
324Puryear660673-1.93%6970.95
325Maury City653674-3.12%5801.13
326Friendship652683-4.54%4941.32
327Summertown651866-24.83%3242.01
328Flintville6416272.23%1205.32
329Gallaway641670-4.33%1036.23
330Allardt6396193.23%1693.77
331Michie616639-3.60%1105.62
332Mooresburg611941-35.07%1613.79
333Middleton608714-14.85%2912.09
334Trimble602631-4.60%9320.65
335Doyle59854110.54%4841.24
336Petersburg5865437.92%5811.01
337Gates573656-12.65%8130.70
338Pittman Center56750312.72%946.01
339Baneberry56448217.01%3171.78
340Andersonville56047218.64%3461.62
341Bell Buckle55850211.16%9380.59
342Moscow548597-8.21%4291.28
343Minor Hill5375262.09%2891.86
344Pleasant Hill535565-5.31%3281.63
345Saltillo532553-3.80%1832.90
346Townsend51342022.14%2571.99
347Big Sandy512540-5.19%7340.70
348Calhoun5124933.85%4711.09
349Elkton509539-5.57%2731.86
350Ethridge4984666.87%4321.15
351Sunbright498543-8.29%1433.47
352Wrigley49828177.22%5210.96
353Fairgarden493529-6.81%1463.38
354Cumberland Gap490493-0.61%1,4890.33
355Berry Hill484536-9.70%5340.91
356Ridgeside47139220.15%2,7870.17
357Baileyton4694279.84%2891.62
358Beersheba Springs463473-2.11%964.81
359Ducktown461471-2.12%1752.64
360Hornbeak461500-7.80%4391.05
361Gadsden455476-4.41%4061.12
362Elgin44828258.87%2311.94
363Gilt Edge446468-4.70%1652.71
364Bransford444170161.18%1104.03
365Henry4444400.91%3381.31
366Vanleer43739111.76%6230.70
367Guys429445-3.60%3811.39
368Castalian Springs428556-23.02%745.82
369Dowelltown42636417.03%5660.75
370Stanton417457-8.75%8140.51
371Pelham4084031.24%2516.64
372Burlison401421-4.75%3821.05
373Sardis3853840.26%1542.50
374Hillsboro380450-15.56%924.12
375Gibson377410-8.05%6170.61
376Watauga377379-0.53%4280.88
377Williston374400-6.50%2271.65
378Clarksburg373391-4.60%1762.12
379Walland35725937.84%2341.52
380Bethpage35528823.26%2671.33
381Woodland Mills351379-7.39%2761.27
382Flat Top Mountain338422-19.91%2017.32
383Liberty3303183.77%2861.16
384Parker's Crossroads3223132.88%853.79
385Toone322368-12.50%3001.07
386Cottontown320367-12.81%913.51
387Copperhill318342-7.02%1801.77
388Lynnville31727913.62%9350.34
389McLemoresville317348-8.91%1442.21
390Cumberland City3133120.32%635.00
391Rives311328-5.18%9010.34
392Cedar Hill3093080.32%4800.64
393Parrottsville2992893.46%4040.74
394Ramer293304-3.62%1901.54
395Garland292307-4.89%5370.54
396Finger285298-4.36%1821.57
397Auburntown2812569.77%4930.57
398New Deal273368-25.82%1441.89
399Centertown2652439.05%2870.92
400Braden263279-5.73%723.67
401Hornsby262289-9.34%2491.05
402Walterhill261401-34.91%873.02
403Grand Junction259311-16.72%2181.19
404Milledgeville258269-4.09%1611.61
405Stantonville255267-4.49%2261.13
406Yorkville252271-7.01%1941.30
407Darden226399-43.36%278.39
408Graball217236-8.05%1082.01
409Slayden2081918.90%1361.53
410Oakdale201206-2.43%2300.87
411Oak Grove201231-12.99%1571.28
412Samburg198210-5.71%4190.47
413Mitchellville1961903.16%3650.54
414Enville1921920.00%1331.45
415Medon1921844.35%1930.99
416Walnut Grove176396-55.56%315.76
417Iron City167328-49.09%2420.69
418Bowman156302-48.34%682.29
419Normandy1471414.26%6000.24
420Viola14713112.21%8700.17
421Fairfield1421318.40%1430.99
422La Grange129142-9.15%642.01
423Orme110113-2.65%274.13
424Robbins100287-65.16%571.75
425Hickory Valley96103-6.80%3030.32
426Silerton93111-16.22%1390.67
427Saulsbury88102-13.73%1450.60
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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