The 10 Richest Cities In Tennessee For 2022


We analyzed 95 places in Tennessee to determine where the 1% live.

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If you tell people that you live in one of Tennessee’s richest places, they will think that you are crazy rich.

And since HomeSnacks is our name and ranking states and places is our game, the only ten we see in Tennessee are The Volunteer State’s top ten richest places for 2022. And lucky for you, they’re listed below.

But first things first. How did we identify Tennessee’s wealthiest places? We took a look at the latest Census data from the American Community Survey for 97 Tennessee cities with 5,000 residents. We then looked at median income and unemployment and poverty rates for each and assigned a score. We call this a city’s overall SnackAbility. And, folks, there are some super rich places in Tennessee that are snack worthy.

You’ll be living the Tennessee dream if you choose one of the state’s richest to plant some roots. Heck, there’s a reason famous Tennesseans like country singer Jason Aldean and hockey star Mike Fisher can’t stop talking about their hometowns Spring Hill and Brentwood: these places know how to cater to the state’s one percent. But, folks, you’re going to need some serious cash if you think you’re going to set up shop in The Home to Country Music: the median income in many of Tennessee’s richest places is north of $100,000/year.

Want to know more? We suggest that you crank some Dolly, grab a quiet spot next to the Cumberland River in Nashville, and read on.

HomeSnacks is not just your average website. Millions of people read our articles every year and media outlets love to feature our work. Take for instance this little gem by Nashville’s Fox 17. Needless to say, we are very confident in our work and we are very confident in this list of the top ten richest places in Tennessee for 2022.

So, where is Tennessee’s number one richest place to live? According to the latest data, Nolensville, has earned this honor.

If you want to see a list of the rest of Tennessee’s richest places, take a look below. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, head to the bottom.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Tennessee:

The 10 Richest Cities In Tennessee For 2022

1. Nolensville

Nolensville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 9,221
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $146,563
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on Nolensville: Real Estate | Photos

2. Brentwood

Brentwood, TN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 42,700
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $160,174
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Brentwood: Real Estate | Photos

3. Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain, TN

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,574
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 5)
Median Income: $109,611
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Signal Mountain: Real Estate | Photos

4. Germantown

Germantown, TN

Source: City Of Germantwon
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 39,196
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Income: $123,387
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Germantown: Real Estate | Photos

5. Farragut

Farragut, TN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 23,110
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $109,156
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Farragut: Real Estate | Photos

6. Spring Hill

Spring Hill, TN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 41,797
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Median Income: $90,322
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Spring Hill: Real Estate | Photos

7. Collierville

Collierville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 50,596
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 4)
Median Income: $117,327
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Collierville: Real Estate | Photos

8. White House

White House, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,258
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Median Income: $80,085
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on White House: Real Estate | Photos

9. Arlington

Arlington, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,715
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Median Income: $101,196
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Arlington: Real Estate | Photos

10. Mount Juliet

Mount Juliet, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 35,834
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Median Income: $93,096
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 6.1%
More on Mount Juliet: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Tennessee For 2022

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Tennessee
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2016-2020 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 97 places with more than 5,000 people in Tennessee, we ranked each place from 1 to 97 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Nolensville, crowned the “Richest City In Tennessee For 2022”. You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 97 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Tennessee For 2022

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Tennessee, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Tennessee.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in Tennessee, according to data:

Poorest: Newport
2nd Poorest: Lawrenceburg
3rd Poorest: Lexington

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Tennessee

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Nolensville 1.67 $146,563
2 Brentwood 3.67 $160,174
3 Signal Mountain 5.67 $109,611
4 Germantown 6.0 $123,387
5 Farragut 7.67 $109,156
6 Spring Hill 8.0 $90,322
7 Collierville 8.33 $117,327
8 White House 13.0 $80,085
9 Arlington 13.67 $101,196
10 Mount Juliet 14.33 $93,096
11 Oakland 15.0 $77,439
12 Franklin 15.67 $100,169
13 Greenbrier 15.67 $69,381
14 Lakeland 16.67 $106,211
15 Jonesborough 17.0 $60,638
16 Millersville 18.0 $65,559
17 Atoka 20.33 $86,935
18 Fairview 21.67 $67,696
19 Gallatin 24.33 $60,930
20 Thompson’s Station 25.0 $95,386
21 Bartlett 25.33 $81,568
22 Maryville 26.0 $66,038
23 Soddy-Daisy 27.0 $51,192
24 Manchester 27.67 $49,389
25 Hendersonville 28.0 $75,146
26 Collegedale 28.67 $57,713
27 La Vergne 28.67 $66,360
28 Munford 30.67 $73,365
29 Lebanon 32.33 $58,859
30 Hartsville/trousdale County 33.0 $56,981
31 Red Bank 33.33 $44,730
32 Columbia 33.33 $50,378
33 Nashville 35.67 $62,087
34 Murfreesboro 36.33 $60,683
35 Oak Ridge 37.0 $55,869
36 Smyrna 37.0 $66,003
37 Goodlettsville 38.33 $55,857
38 Alcoa 38.33 $48,351
39 Portland 38.67 $55,777
40 Pigeon Forge 40.33 $48,327
41 Winchester 41.67 $48,021
42 Mount Carmel 43.67 $57,111
43 Dickson 45.67 $52,399
44 Sevierville 45.67 $43,307
45 Tullahoma 46.0 $48,342
46 Shelbyville 47.0 $44,030
47 Kingston 48.0 $48,179
48 Clarksville 48.33 $55,819
49 Church Hill 50.0 $58,600
50 Cleveland 50.33 $44,542
51 Lenoir City 50.67 $45,987
52 Chattanooga 51.0 $47,165
53 Clinton 51.0 $50,158
54 East Ridge 51.33 $47,811
55 Millington 53.0 $51,728
56 Harriman 54.67 $36,487
57 Fayetteville 57.0 $42,524
58 Mckenzie 61.33 $37,401
59 Erwin 62.67 $35,731
60 Springfield 63.0 $48,420
61 Milan 63.0 $43,300
62 Johnson City 63.0 $42,174
63 Dunlap 63.33 $37,880
64 Kingsport 64.0 $42,066
65 Rockwood 64.67 $35,607
66 Sweetwater 65.0 $38,510
67 Knoxville 65.33 $41,598
68 Jefferson City 65.33 $43,158
69 Greeneville 67.33 $41,020
70 Paris 68.33 $33,405
71 Lafayette 68.67 $33,133
72 Elizabethton 69.0 $38,007
73 Bristol 69.67 $42,067
74 Jackson 72.0 $42,549
75 Brownsville 72.33 $35,160
76 Covington 72.33 $34,208
77 Mcminnville 73.0 $36,337
78 Dyersburg 73.33 $41,724
79 Savannah 74.0 $37,544
80 Cookeville 74.33 $40,836
81 Lewisburg 75.67 $41,988
82 Henderson 76.0 $42,722
83 Memphis 76.33 $41,864
84 Athens 77.0 $36,864
85 Dayton 77.33 $35,436
86 Pulaski 77.67 $38,750
87 Crossville 79.33 $37,212
88 Martin 82.67 $33,030
89 Morristown 86.67 $33,511
90 Humboldt 87.0 $31,995
91 La Follette 88.33 $36,506
92 Ripley 89.33 $34,813
93 Union City 90.0 $31,123
94 Bolivar 91.67 $32,174
95 Lexington 93.0 $33,337
96 Lawrenceburg 93.33 $31,573
97 Newport 94.67 $32,892

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Tennessee.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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