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 6,597,381 people in Tennessee as per 2018 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) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Nashville2752,019
2Memphis2547,663
3Knoxville1145,131
4Jackson610,341
5Clarksville511,709
6Murfreesboro522,881
7Madison4625
8Cleveland48,889
9Cookeville411,002
10Chattanooga420,266
11Johnson City314,588
12Franklin266
13Athens21,337
14Dayton21,487
15Pulaski21,580
16Lebanon22,426
17Harriman25,907
18McKenzie25,955
19Columbia25,990
20Morristown26,747

Largest Tennessee Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Adams720
Adamsville2,098
Alamo2,221
Alcoa9,343
Alexandria1,146
Algood3,895
Altamont1,044
Ashland4,599
Atoka8,994
Atwood901
Auburntown238
Baileyton476
Bartlett58,640
Baxter1,438
Bells2,687
Benton1,695
Bethel Springs793
Big Sandy604
Bluff City1,772
Bulls Gap736

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,597,381
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+2,951,964
Age of the Population38.6

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.1%
Median Earnings25+$34,034
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,748
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,073

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,217
% Above Poverty Level83.3%
% Below Poverty Level16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$808
Median House Value$151,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.9%
Irish9.9%
German9.5%
English8.8%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.7%
Polish1.1%
African1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Arab0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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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