Cities on the Rise in Tennessee- Full Ranking

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Check out our in-depth analysis of the top 10 cities on the rise here.

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Rank City 2009-2012 Working-Age Population Growth 2009-2012 Employment Growth 2009-2012 Employment Growth in Tennessee 2009-2012 Employment Growth Relative to Statewide Growth 2009-2012 Median Income Growth
1 Kingsport 14.3% (0.6%) (5.2%) 4.6% 16.2%
2 Franklin 10.1% (3.0%) (5.2%) 2.2% 9.1%
3 Oak Ridge 9.6% 0.4% (5.2%) 5.6% 5.2%
4 Mount Juliet 23.0% (14.8%) (5.2%) (9.6%) 10.1%
5 Collierville 19.1% (2.9%) (5.2%) 2.3% (2.8%)
6 Bartlett 17.1% (6.2%) (5.2%) (1.0%) 2.9%
7 Cleveland 6.2% (7.8%) (5.2%) (2.7%) 14.8%
8 Clarksville 12.8% (5.6%) (5.2%) (0.4%) 5.5%
9 Smyrna 4.6% 1.3% (5.2%) 6.5% 3.3%
10 Johnson City 3.1% 1.5% (5.2%) 6.7% 3.7%
11 Hendersonville 10.4% 0.2% (5.2%) 5.3% (2.1%)
12 La Vergne 9.3% (7.7%) (5.2%) (2.5%) 8.1%
13 Morristown 2.4% (4.0%) (5.2%) 1.2% 8.0%
14 Murfreesboro 8.1% (4.9%) (5.2%) 0.3% 3.3%
15 Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government 3.0% (3.9%) (5.2%) 1.3% 5.1%
16 Knoxville (0.6%) (2.6%) (5.2%) 2.6% 6.7%
17 Jackson 7.3% (11.7%) (5.2%) (6.5%) 10.7%
18 Farragut 0.0% (3.2%) (5.2%) 2.0% 6.5%
19 Brentwood 5.1% 4.0% (5.2%) 9.2% (7.4%)
20 Lebanon 10.4% (9.1%) (5.2%) (3.9%) 3.0%
21 Gallatin 1.7% (4.2%) (5.2%) 1.0% 4.6%
22 Cookeville 3.6% (7.8%) (5.2%) (2.6%) 6.8%
23 Memphis (1.7%) (6.0%) (5.2%) (0.9%) 8.4%
24 Chattanooga (1.0%) (5.4%) (5.2%) (0.2%) 6.9%
25 Bristol 3.3% (6.0%) (5.2%) (0.8%) 0.2%
26 Maryville 3.3% (5.2%) (5.2%) (0.1%) (0.7%)
27 Shelbyville (2.5%) 5.4% (5.2%) 10.6% (9.6%)
28 Germantown (2.0%) (4.9%) (5.2%) 0.3% (1.9%)
29 Columbia (5.3%) (11.4%) (5.2%) (6.2%) 9.0%

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Methodology

The overall score for each city was derived from these measures:

1. Population growth from 2009 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. Data for the working-age population (16+) comes from the 2009 and 2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey 3-year estimates for all places in the state, Table CP 03.

2. Employment growth from 2009 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. We evaluated growth in the percentage of employed residents from 2009 to 2012 relative to the statewide employment growth over the same period. Data for the percent of employed residents comes from the 2009 and 2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey 3-year estimates for all places in the state, Table CP 03.

3. Income growth from 2009 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. Data for the median earnings for full-time, nonseasonal workers comes from the 2009 and 2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey 3-year estimates for all places in the state, Table S2409.

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