Fastest Growing Cities in Tennessee

Apr 07, 2022 at 04:34 pm by robmtchl


According to current Census Bureau data, two of the 15 fastest growing cities in the United States over the last decade are located in Tennessee. Can you guess which one they are?

Hint: one is NOT the "it" city of Tennessee and it isn't a former home of Elvis, Rock City or the UT Vols! 

They are cities of Murfreesboro and Franklin.

Murfreesboro, home of Middle Tennessee State University which has a larger undergraduate population than the University of Tennessee, is the sixth-largest city in Tennessee. This Nashville suburb grew 34.6 percent from 2010 to 2019, from a population of 109,572 to 146,900. It is the 11th fastest-growing city over 50,000 residents in the United States.

Franklin was the 15th fastest-growing city in the United States from 2010 to 2019. Its population rose from 62,820 to 83,097 over this time period, an increase of more than 32 percent. Like Murfreesboro, Franklin is a suburb of Nashville, located about 30 miles due south of the city.

Niche ranks Murfreesboro the best place to live in Tennessee and the 17th best city in the United States to buy a home. Nearby Franklin, meanwhile, is Niche's number two place to live in the Volunteer State( but only if your pockets are lined with gold ). The median price of a home in Williamson County, in which Franklin lies, is one million dollars!



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