100 Biggest Cities In Tennessee For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Tennessee. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 286 cities and places in Tennessee.

We all love the biggest cities that the Volunteer State has to offer. You know the places like Nashville and Memphis which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Tennessee that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Tennessee with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Tennessee, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Tennessee, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Tennessee

Nashville, TN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Population: 663,750
Population 2010: 587,790
Growth: 12.9%
More on Nashville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Memphis, TN
Overall SnackAbility
3
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Population: 651,932
Population 2010: 654,876
Growth: -0.4%
More on Memphis: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Knoxville, TN
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 186,173
Population 2010: 178,202
Growth: 4.5%
More on Knoxville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Chattanooga, TN
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 179,690
Population 2010: 164,481
Growth: 9.2%
More on Chattanooga: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Clarksville, TN
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 152,934
Population 2010: 126,148
Growth: 21.2%
More on Clarksville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Murfreesboro, TN
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 136,366
Population 2010: 102,602
Growth: 32.9%
More on Murfreesboro: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Franklin, TN
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 77,939
Population 2010: 59,905
Growth: 30.1%
More on Franklin: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Jackson, TN
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 66,870
Population 2010: 64,418
Growth: 3.8%
More on Jackson: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Johnson City, TN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 66,515
Population 2010: 61,758
Growth: 7.7%
More on Johnson City: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Bartlett, TN
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 59,102
Population 2010: 52,754
Growth: 12.0%
More on Bartlett: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Tennessee

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Volunteer State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Tennessee from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Nashville.

The smallest? Alexandria, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Tennessee

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Tennessee.

Have fun snacking around in the Volunteer State!

For more reading on Tennessee, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Tennessee

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Nashville 663,750 587,790 12.9%
2 Memphis 651,932 654,876 -0.4%
3 Knoxville 186,173 178,202 4.5%
4 Chattanooga 179,690 164,481 9.2%
5 Clarksville 152,934 126,148 21.2%
6 Murfreesboro 136,366 102,602 32.9%
7 Franklin 77,939 59,905 30.1%
8 Jackson 66,870 64,418 3.8%
9 Johnson City 66,515 61,758 7.7%
10 Bartlett 59,102 52,754 12.0%
11 Hendersonville 57,083 49,725 14.8%
12 Kingsport 53,376 47,852 11.5%
13 Collierville 50,086 41,983 19.3%
14 Smyrna 49,552 38,102 30.1%
15 Cleveland 44,595 40,507 10.1%
16 Brentwood 42,407 35,331 20.0%
17 Spring Hill 39,711 25,415 56.3%
18 Germantown 39,193 38,655 1.4%
19 Columbia 38,380 34,482 11.3%
20 Gallatin 38,156 29,084 31.2%
21 La Vergne 35,411 30,367 16.6%
22 Mount Juliet 34,377 21,922 56.8%
23 Cookeville 33,454 29,722 12.6%
24 Lebanon 33,159 25,188 31.6%
25 Morristown 29,782 28,749 3.6%
26 Oak Ridge 29,037 28,925 0.4%
27 Maryville 28,974 26,925 7.6%
28 Bristol 26,852 26,427 1.6%
29 Farragut 22,631 20,154 12.3%
30 Shelbyville 21,591 19,769 9.2%
31 East Ridge 21,168 20,778 1.9%
32 Tullahoma 19,852 18,561 7.0%
33 Springfield 17,092 16,097 6.2%
34 Goodlettsville 16,870 15,448 9.2%
35 Sevierville 16,743 14,477 15.7%
36 Dyersburg 16,476 17,213 -4.3%
37 Dickson 15,447 14,299 8.0%
38 Greeneville 14,942 15,189 -1.6%
39 Athens 13,851 13,491 2.7%
40 Mcminnville 13,695 13,473 1.6%
41 Elizabethton 13,577 14,306 -5.1%
42 Soddy-Daisy 13,398 12,393 8.1%
43 Portland 12,729 10,973 16.0%
44 Lakeland 12,606 11,503 9.6%
45 Middle Valley 12,061 12,853 -6.2%
46 Lewisburg 11,910 10,953 8.7%
47 White House 11,843 9,764 21.3%
48 Red Bank 11,745 11,661 0.7%
49 Arlington 11,697 9,925 17.9%
50 Crossville 11,545 10,625 8.7%
51 Collegedale 11,275 7,937 42.1%
52 Seymour 11,193 10,378 7.9%
53 Lawrenceburg 10,877 10,423 4.4%
54 Manchester 10,721 9,899 8.3%
55 Millington 10,645 10,351 2.8%
56 Martin 10,635 11,083 -4.0%
57 Union City 10,424 10,896 -4.3%
58 Hartsville/trousdale County 10,231 7,751 32.0%
59 Paris 10,043 10,083 -0.4%
60 Clinton 9,964 9,744 2.3%
61 Brownsville 9,647 10,392 -7.2%
62 Alcoa 9,561 8,473 12.8%
63 Atoka 9,241 7,629 21.1%
64 Bloomingdale 9,175 9,742 -5.8%
65 Lenoir City 9,162 8,360 9.6%
66 Fairfield Glade 8,985 6,261 43.5%
67 Covington 8,857 9,016 -1.8%
68 Fairview 8,762 7,500 16.8%
69 Winchester 8,706 8,430 3.3%
70 Signal Mountain 8,539 7,481 14.1%
71 Nolensville 8,390 5,351 56.8%
72 Jefferson City 8,237 8,096 1.7%
73 Humboldt 8,169 8,582 -4.8%
74 Harrison 8,121 7,917 2.6%
75 South Cleveland 8,056 6,329 27.3%
76 Ripley 7,947 8,372 -5.1%
77 Oakland 7,893 5,815 35.7%
78 Lexington 7,848 7,641 2.7%
79 Milan 7,672 7,796 -1.6%
80 Pulaski 7,643 7,895 -3.2%
81 Dayton 7,344 7,118 3.2%
82 Fayetteville 7,034 6,842 2.8%
83 Savannah 6,947 7,011 -0.9%
84 La Follette 6,857 7,585 -9.6%
85 Newport 6,848 7,023 -2.5%
86 Greenbrier 6,818 6,195 10.1%
87 Church Hill 6,667 6,630 0.6%
88 Green Hill 6,563 6,836 -4.0%
89 Millersville 6,350 6,111 3.9%
90 Henderson 6,289 6,141 2.4%
91 Pigeon Forge 6,229 5,831 6.8%
92 Harriman 6,126 6,503 -5.8%
93 Munford 6,034 5,779 4.4%
94 Kingston 5,927 5,864 1.1%
95 Erwin 5,921 6,090 -2.8%
96 Eagleton Village 5,903 4,593 28.5%
97 Sweetwater 5,873 5,807 1.1%
98 Loudon 5,747 5,273 9.0%
99 Tellico Village 5,671 5,431 4.4%
100 Thompson's Station 5,456 1,946 180.4%
101 Jonesborough 5,427 4,875 11.3%
102 Rockwood 5,423 5,592 -3.0%
103 Mckenzie 5,328 5,254 1.4%
104 Mount Carmel 5,293 5,349 -1.0%
105 Lafayette 5,171 4,383 18.0%
106 Dunlap 5,103 4,843 5.4%
107 Bolivar 5,031 5,551 -9.4%
108 Forest Hills 4,939 4,769 3.6%
109 Sparta 4,937 4,891 0.9%
110 Madisonville 4,920 4,503 9.3%
111 Mount Pleasant 4,847 4,555 6.4%
112 Smithville 4,711 4,466 5.5%
113 Ashland City 4,680 4,405 6.2%
114 Spurgeon 4,666 3,383 37.9%
115 Oak Hill 4,587 4,498 2.0%
116 Whiteville 4,501 4,704 -4.3%
117 Coope 4,496 4,060 10.7%
118 Pleasant View 4,480 3,962 13.1%
119 Oliver Springs 4,468 2,831 57.8%
120 Lake Tansi 4,441 3,435 29.3%
121 Rogersville 4,437 4,419 0.4%
122 Selmer 4,341 4,402 -1.4%
123 Harrogate 4,330 4,333 -0.1%
124 Tiptonville 4,272 4,451 -4.0%
125 Algood 4,228 3,391 24.7%
126 Trenton 4,217 4,319 -2.4%
127 Medina 4,209 3,010 39.8%
128 Louisville 4,133 2,537 62.9%
129 Waverly 4,117 4,080 0.9%
130 Livingston 4,032 4,066 -0.8%
131 Gatlinburg 4,004 3,885 3.1%
132 Huntingdon 3,845 4,046 -5.0%
133 Oneida 3,700 3,815 -3.0%
134 Hohenwald 3,673 3,734 -1.6%
135 Wildwood Lake 3,639 3,360 8.3%
136 Camden 3,582 3,608 -0.7%
137 Unicoi 3,556 3,638 -2.3%
138 Centerville 3,540 3,711 -4.6%
139 White Bluff 3,517 3,077 14.3%
140 Etowah 3,468 3,540 -2.0%
141 Jasper 3,403 3,268 4.1%
142 Newbern 3,314 3,257 1.8%
143 Somerville 3,238 3,075 5.3%
144 Colonial Heights 3,177 7,274 -56.3%
145 Dandridge 3,157 2,693 17.2%
146 Shackle Island 3,112 2,736 13.7%
147 Blountville 3,102 3,342 -7.2%
148 Bean Station 3,086 2,949 4.6%
149 Decherd 3,058 2,300 33.0%
150 South Pittsburg 3,051 3,047 0.1%
151 Dresden 2,940 2,984 -1.5%
152 Brighton 2,928 2,579 13.5%
153 Westmoreland 2,874 2,555 12.5%
154 Monterey 2,840 2,854 -0.5%
155 Dyer 2,791 2,570 8.6%
156 Park City 2,790 2,292 21.7%
157 Woodbury 2,784 2,647 5.2%
158 Sale Creek 2,781 2,530 9.9%
159 Waynesboro 2,745 2,542 8.0%
160 Kingston Springs 2,741 2,787 -1.7%
161 Bells 2,736 2,253 21.4%
162 New Tazewell 2,730 3,006 -9.2%
163 Tusculum 2,726 2,587 5.4%
164 Apison 2,723 2,598 4.8%
165 Clifton 2,666 2,730 -2.3%
166 Pegram 2,597 2,300 12.9%
167 Coalfield 2,580 1,919 34.4%
168 Pine Crest 2,541 2,360 7.7%
169 Maynardville 2,526 2,250 12.3%
170 Sewanee 2,505 2,242 11.7%
171 Walnut Hill 2,481 2,836 -12.5%
172 Carthage 2,466 2,238 10.2%
173 Tazewell 2,451 2,310 6.1%
174 Caryville 2,450 2,255 8.6%
175 Rural Hill 2,441 2,065 18.2%
176 Gruetli-Laager 2,429 1,827 33.0%
177 Hunter 2,390 1,475 62.0%
178 Greenfield 2,336 2,407 -2.9%
179 Mascot 2,310 2,145 7.7%
180 Adamsville 2,307 2,036 13.3%
181 South Fulton 2,305 1,893 21.8%
182 Pikeville 2,286 1,335 71.2%
183 Lake City 2,283 1,544 47.9%
184 Belle Meade 2,280 2,891 -21.1%
185 Mosheim 2,273 3,049 -25.5%
186 Parsons 2,267 2,739 -17.2%
187 Fairmount 2,245 2,604 -13.8%
188 Jacksboro 2,244 1,838 22.1%
189 Ridgetop 2,230 1,855 20.2%
190 Surgoinsville 2,223 2,144 3.7%
191 Central 2,217 1,978 12.1%
192 Spring City 2,199 1,868 17.7%
193 Alamo 2,187 2,391 -8.5%
194 Halls 2,182 2,326 -6.2%
195 Blaine 2,182 2,199 -0.8%
196 Jellico 2,170 2,545 -14.7%
197 Piperton 2,142 1,449 47.8%
198 White Pine 2,139 2,122 0.8%
199 Unionville 2,109 1,016 107.6%
200 Dover 2,071 1,659 24.8%
201 Bluff City 2,062 1,453 41.9%
202 Mountain City 2,058 2,536 -18.8%
203 Lakesite 2,028 1,869 8.5%
204 New Johnsonville 2,027 1,793 13.1%
205 East Cleveland 2,019 1,970 2.5%
206 Estill Springs 1,978 1,991 -0.7%
207 Lookout Mountain 1,965 1,894 3.7%
208 Mowbray Mountain 1,961 1,440 36.2%
209 Jamestown 1,949 1,764 10.5%
210 Walden 1,948 2,028 -3.9%
211 Hopewell 1,900 1,932 -1.7%
212 Plainview 1,872 2,275 -17.7%
213 Celina 1,848 1,647 12.2%
214 Kimball 1,841 1,363 35.1%
215 Monteagle 1,836 1,614 13.8%
216 Olivet 1,815 1,210 50.0%
217 Cross Plains 1,801 1,639 9.9%
218 Whitwell 1,798 1,561 15.2%
219 Englewood 1,790 1,791 -0.1%
220 Ridgely 1,767 1,972 -10.4%
221 Burns 1,761 1,634 7.8%
222 Loretto 1,756 1,932 -9.1%
223 Charlotte 1,736 1,104 57.2%
224 Graysville 1,722 1,099 56.7%
225 Troy 1,703 1,634 4.2%
226 Mcewen 1,687 1,649 2.3%
227 Watertown 1,684 1,616 4.2%
228 Vonore 1,677 1,421 18.0%
229 Three Way 1,676 1,723 -2.7%
230 Erin 1,654 1,538 7.5%
231 Rutledge 1,587 1,541 3.0%
232 Gordonsville 1,581 1,332 18.7%
233 Banner Hill 1,576 1,774 -11.2%
234 Tracy City 1,561 1,581 -1.3%
235 Chapel Hill 1,551 1,248 24.3%
236 Baxter 1,546 1,455 6.3%
237 Red Boiling Springs 1,536 1,185 29.6%
238 Benton 1,526 1,723 -11.4%
239 Decatur 1,501 1,369 9.6%
240 Crump 1,500 1,696 -11.6%
241 Huntsville 1,494 1,109 34.7%
242 Sneedville 1,486 1,739 -14.5%
243 Powells Crossroads 1,483 1,204 23.2%
244 Spencer 1,480 1,968 -24.8%
245 Bon Aqua Junction 1,471 943 56.0%
246 New Market 1,468 1,206 21.7%
247 Gleason 1,464 1,634 -10.4%
248 Fall Branch 1,403 1,368 2.6%
249 Ardmore 1,386 1,243 11.5%
250 Obion 1,339 1,464 -8.5%
251 Fincastle 1,333 1,521 -12.4%
252 Tennessee Ridge 1,322 1,389 -4.8%
253 Cornersville 1,319 964 36.8%
254 Cowan 1,313 1,449 -9.4%
255 Roan Mountain 1,301 1,237 5.2%
256 New Union 1,283 1,268 1.2%
257 Falling Water 1,280 1,106 15.7%
258 Greenback 1,276 986 29.4%
259 Bruceton 1,273 1,675 -24.0%
260 Norris 1,272 1,419 -10.4%
261 South Carthage 1,270 1,546 -17.9%
262 Midtown 1,261 1,614 -21.9%
263 Mason 1,242 1,581 -21.4%
264 Bradford 1,238 1,040 19.0%
265 Telford 1,227 822 49.3%
266 Linden 1,199 1,011 18.6%
267 Kenton 1,188 1,253 -5.2%
268 Lobelville 1,182 1,038 13.9%
269 Berry Hill 1,168 467 150.1%
270 Lyles 1,153 870 32.5%
271 Lone Oak 1,126 1,618 -30.4%
272 Rutherford 1,116 1,159 -3.7%
273 Wildwood 1,110 1,059 4.8%
274 Riceville 1,107 299 270.2%
275 Collinwood 1,093 1,068 2.3%
276 Altamont 1,078 1,160 -7.1%
277 Sharon 1,067 1,039 2.7%
278 Decaturville 1,053 1,060 -0.7%
279 Atwood 1,047 886 18.2%
280 Wartburg 1,045 891 17.3%
281 Dodson Branch 1,044 904 15.5%
282 Winfield 1,035 1,059 -2.3%
283 Gray 1,016 1,279 -20.6%
284 Grimsley 1,013 1,076 -5.9%
285 Henning 1,002 1,025 -2.2%
286 Alexandria 1,002 961 4.3%

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