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 6,651,089 people in Tennessee as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Memphis2648,045
2Nashville2652,352
3Knoxville1345,020
4Jackson59,947
5Clarksville511,868
6Murfreesboro522,632
7Madison4637
8Cleveland49,165
9Cookeville410,667
10Chattanooga420,435
11Johnson City314,500
12Franklin273
13Athens21,229
14Dayton21,438
15Pulaski21,529
16Lebanon22,539
17McKenzie25,569
18Harriman25,961
19Columbia26,255
20Morristown27,020

Largest Tennessee Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Arlington11,689
Athens13,752
Beersheba Springs516
Bell Buckle446
Braden268
Bradford1,150
Brentwood41,987
Bristol26,766
Bruceton1,318
Byrdstown1,036
Collegedale11,256
Collierville49,610
Columbia37,455
Cornersville1,336
Crump1,371
Cumberland307
Decaturville1,007
Doyle561
Dyersburg16,559
Erin1,315

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,651,089
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+3,003,226
Age of the Population38.7

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,434
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,489
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,268

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,096
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$841
Median House Value$158,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.9%
Irish9.6%
German9.3%
English8.6%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
African1.2%
Polish1.1%
Dutch1%
Arab0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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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