METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA DESIGNATIONS
Updated Definitions*
September 2018

*Changes from previous definitions are noted in red.


METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS  <pdf map>

Tennessee has 43 counties that form 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

  • Chattanooga, TN-GA: Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Catoosa GA, Dade GA, Walker GA
  • Clarksville, TN-KY: Montgomery, Stewart, Christian KY, Trigg KY
  • Cleveland: Bradley, Polk
  • Jackson: Chester, Crockett, Gibson, Madison
  • Johnson City: Carter, Unicoi, Washington
  • Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA: Hawkins, Sullivan, Scott VA, Washington VA, Bristol City VA
  • Knoxville: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Union  [Grainger removed]
  • Memphis, TN-MS-AR:  Fayette, Shelby, Tipton, Crittenden AR, Desoto MS, Marshall MS, Tate MS, Tunica MS  [Benton MS removed]
  • Morristown: Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson
  • Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin:  Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson  [Hickman removed]

MICROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS <pdf map>

Twenty-one Tennessee counties form 17 Micropolitan Statistical Areas.

  • Athens:  McMinn
  • Brownsville:  Haywood
  • Cookeville:  Jackson, Overton, Putnam
  • Crossville:  Cumberland
  • Dayton:  Rhea
  • Dyersburg:  Dyer
  • Greeneville:  Greene
  • Lawrenceburg:  Lawrence
  • Lewisburg:  Marshall
  • McMinnville: Warren
  • Martin:  Weakley
  • Newport:  Cocke
  • Paris:  Henry
  • Sevierville:  Sevier
  • Shelbyville:  Bedford
  • Tullahoma-Manchester:  Coffee, Franklin, Moore
  • Union City:  Obion [Fulton KY removed]

COMBINED METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS <pdf map>

There are 7 Combined Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Tennessee.  CMSAs are combinations of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.

  • Chattanooga-Cleveland-Dalton, TN-GA [Jackson AL removed]
  • Jackson-Brownsville, TN
  • Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
  • Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville, TN
  • Martin-Union City, TN [Fulton KY county removed]
  • Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR [Benton MS removed]
  • Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN

If you would like more information about Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, please visit the Census Bureau's web page:  https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro.html and Office of Management and Budget's most recent bulletin.

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau.

updated:  January 18, 2019


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