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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 6,499,615 people in Tennessee as per 2016 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) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Nashville 34 57,919
2 Memphis 29 47,214
3 Knoxville 13 43,015
4 Chattanooga 7 21,778
5 Madison 6 733
6 Jackson 6 10,373
7 Johnson City 6 15,954
8 Cleveland 5 8,998
9 Clarksville 4 10,819
10 Cookeville 4 11,321
11 Murfreesboro 4 23,282
12 Antioch 2 38
13 Franklin 2 237
14 Crossville 2 425
15 Shelbyville 2 577
16 Cordova 2 938
17 Athens 2 1,321
18 Dayton 2 1,582
19 Lebanon 2 1,751
20 Pulaski 2 2,108

Largest Tennessee Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Adams 840
Adamsville 2,306
Alamo 2,281
Alcoa 8,737
Alexandria 988
Algood 3,581
Allardt 610
Altamont 1,174
Ardmore 1,182
Arlington 11,635
Ashland 4,650
Athens 13,634
Atoka 8,845
Atwood 905
Auburntown 311
Baileyton 531
Baneberry 534
Bartlett 58,107
Baxter 1,517
Beersheba Springs 573

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

People

Total Population 6,499,615
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,843,629
Age of the Population 38.4

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $32,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,237
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,990

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,110
% Above Poverty Level 82.4%
% Below Poverty Level 17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $764
Median House Value $142,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 10.5%

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

Tennessee flag
Tennessee State Flag

Tennessee seal
Tennessee State Seal

Tennessee quarter
Tennessee State Quarter

Info for Tennessee Government Officials

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