Population Projections for Incorporated Areas in Tennessee
Population projections for Tennessee’s 345 cities and towns aren’t readily available. So we leveraged the Boyd Center’s county-level population projections and Census Bureau estimates to create a simple approach that can be replicated by communities across the state.
2018 Population Data Shows State’s Fastest-Growing Cities, Counties Are Mid-State
Based on the change in population between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, nine of the 10 cities with the largest gains were in Middle Tennessee. Murfreesboro and Clarksville were the state’s two fastest-growing cities of 2018. Metropolitan Nashville–Davidson County was third and ranked as the 24th most populous city in the nation.
Tennessee Population Total Tops 6.77 Million in 2018
New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Tennessee remained the nation’s 16th most populous state for the third year in a row in 2018. Although the state grew by 61,216 people last year, the rate of population growth slowed for the first time in 5 years.