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Cities and Towns

State of Tennessee

Tennessee, abbreviated "TN", is in the East South Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Nashville. There were 6,548,009 people in Tennessee as per 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on June 1, 1796.

Please explore the cities and towns of Tennessee, below.

Top Tennessee College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Nashville3355,254
2Memphis2947,423
3Knoxville1443,474
4Chattanooga821,040
5Madison7652
6Jackson610,241
7Cleveland59,036
8Clarksville511,475
9Murfreesboro522,869
10Cookeville410,915
11Johnson City414,345
12Franklin3238
13Cordova2346
14Crossville2398
15Shelbyville2552
16Athens21,452
17Dayton21,570
18Pulaski21,709
19Lebanon22,091
20Dyersburg22,852

Largest Tennessee Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Adams795
Adamsville2,288
Alamo2,601
Alcoa9,058
Alexandria1,106
Algood3,732
Allardt552
Altamont1,125
Ardmore1,269
Arlington11,599
Ashland4,648
Athens13,651
Atoka8,917
Atwood923
Auburntown285
Baileyton472
Baneberry487
Bartlett58,318
Baxter1,479
Beersheba Springs565

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,548,009
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+2,892,838
Age of the Population38.5

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,454
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,941
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,408

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,747
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$146,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.2%
Irish10.1%
German9.7%
English9.2%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.1%
Polish1.1%
African1.1%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Arab0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Andrew Johnson (Historic Site)
121 Monument Ave.
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743-5552
423-638-3551

Big South Fork (Recreation Area)
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, Tennessee 37841
423-569-9778

Fort Donelson (Battlefield)
P.O. Box 434
Dover, Tennessee 37058-0434
931-232-5348

Great Smoky Mountains (Park)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
865-436-1200

Obed (Recreation Area)
P.O. Box 429
Wartburg, Tennessee 37887
423-346-6294

Shiloh (Battlefield)
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh, Tennessee 38376
731-689-5696

Stones River (Battlefield)
3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
615-893-9501

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