The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Tennessee For 2024

The fastest-growing cities in Tennessee are Thompson’S Station and Nolensville for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Is being in an area of Tennessee that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask.

Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Nashville and Memphis, while others want peace and quiet like in Smithville and Madisonville, thank you very much.

But today, we’re going to put opinions aside and look at the cold, hard facts — since 2010, which cities in Tennessee have grown the fastest.

After getting knee-deep in the Census’s American Community Survey using Saturday Night Science, we emerged with this set of cities in the Volunteer State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

Fastest Growing Cities In Tennessee Map

What’s the fastest growing city in Tennessee for 2024? Based on the most recent ACS data, Thompson’S Station ranks as the fastest-growing city in Tennessee. If you happen to be a resident of Thompson’S Station, you’re probably not surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re surprised — and you’re wondering why these places are a big deal — keep reading. We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Tennessee grow like weeds.

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The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Tennessee For 2024

1. Thompson’s Station

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Population: 7,426
Population 2010: 1,946
Percent Growth 281.6%
Absolute Growth: 5,480
More on Thompson’s Station: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

2. Nolensville

Nolensville, TN

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Population: 14,444
Population 2010: 5,351
Percent Growth 169.9%
Absolute Growth: 9,093
More on Nolensville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

3. Spring Hill

Spring Hill, TN

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Population: 51,319
Population 2010: 25,415
Percent Growth 101.9%
Absolute Growth: 25,904
More on Spring Hill: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

4. Mount Juliet

Mount Juliet, TN

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Population: 39,525
Population 2010: 21,922
Percent Growth 80.3%
Absolute Growth: 17,603
More on Mount Juliet: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

5. Medina

Medina, TN

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Population: 5,121
Population 2010: 3,010
Percent Growth 70.1%
Absolute Growth: 2,111
More on Medina: Data | Crime | Real Estate

6. Oakland

Oakland, TN

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Population: 9,139
Population 2010: 5,815
Percent Growth 57.2%
Absolute Growth: 3,324
More on Oakland: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

7. Lebanon

Lebanon, TN

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Population: 39,562
Population 2010: 25,188
Percent Growth 57.1%
Absolute Growth: 14,374
More on Lebanon: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

8. Gallatin

Gallatin, TN

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Population: 44,947
Population 2010: 29,084
Percent Growth 54.5%
Absolute Growth: 15,863
More on Gallatin: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

9. Hartsville/trousdale County

Hartsville/Trousdale County, TN

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Population: 11,596
Population 2010: 7,751
Percent Growth 49.6%
Absolute Growth: 3,845
More on Hartsville/trousdale County: Data | Real Estate

10. Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, TN

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Population: 153,487
Population 2010: 102,602
Percent Growth 49.6%
Absolute Growth: 50,885
More on Murfreesboro: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Volunteer State for 2024

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we used Saturday Night Science to look at the growth rates for cities since the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2022)

We ranked all 101 Tennessee cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest-growing city in the Volunteer State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

The data has been updated for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Tennessee.

Here’s a graph of the cities in Tennessee with the most significant percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Tennessee Graph For 2024

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Summary: These Places Grew Up So Fast In Tennessee, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Tennessee are led by Thompson’S Station which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

The fastest-growing cities in Tennessee are Thompson’s Station, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Mount Juliet, Medina, Oakland, Lebanon, Gallatin, Hartsville/Trousdale County, and Murfreesboro.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We’ll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Humboldt
  2. Harriman
  3. Ripley

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Fastest Growing Places In Tennessee For 2024

Rank City Population Population 2010 Growth Absolute Growth
1 Thompson’s Station 7,426 1,946 281.6% 5,480
2 Nolensville 14,444 5,351 169.9% 9,093
3 Spring Hill 51,319 25,415 101.9% 25,904
4 Mount Juliet 39,525 21,922 80.3% 17,603
5 Medina 5,121 3,010 70.1% 2,111
6 Oakland 9,139 5,815 57.2% 3,324
7 Lebanon 39,562 25,188 57.1% 14,374
8 Gallatin 44,947 29,084 54.5% 15,863
9 Hartsville/trousdale County 11,596 7,751 49.6% 3,845
10 Murfreesboro 153,487 102,602 49.6% 50,885
About Chris Kolmar

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