ZIPs in Tennessee with the Cheapest Housing

The Top 3

#1

38475 (Olivehill, TN)

Median Monthly Housing Cost of $298

#2

38504 (Allardt, TN)

Median Monthly Housing Cost of $299

#3

38578 (Pleasant Hill, TN)

Median Monthly Housing Cost of $312

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey data to estimate the median monthly housing cost. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the ZIPs in Tennessee with the lowest median monthly housing cost below, and the highest median monthly housing cost ZIPs. Only ZIP codes with a low margin of error are included.

The monthly housing costs include the major costs paid by owners (mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees) as well as the major costs for renters (contract rent and utilities). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, housing is often the largest expense for households at around 33% - well above transportation (16%), food (13%), and healthcare (8%). Keep in mind that housing might be cheap for a reason: people may be fleeing part of the country creating a large supply with little demand.

The Tennessee median monthly housing cost from the latest estimates is $820 and has risen 1.5% from $808.

This year saw several big changes. 38475 (Olivehill, TN) ranked for the first time, 38504 (Allardt, TN) rose from #5 to #2, 38578 (Pleasant Hill, TN) ranked for the first time, 38554 (Crawford, TN) fell from #1 to #4, and 37715 (Clairfield, TN) fell from #3 to #5.

The Top 50

#1
38475 (Olivehill, TN)
Previously unranked at $378
$298
#2
38504 (Allardt, TN)
Previously #5 at $326
$299
#3
38578 (Pleasant Hill, TN)
Previously unranked
$312
#4
38554 (Crawford, TN)
Previously #1 at $287
$313
#5
37715 (Clairfield, TN)
Previously #3 at $320
$320
#6
37729 (Duff, TN)
Previously #2 at $320
$334
#7
37402 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #4 at $325
$338
#8
37688 (Shady Valley, TN)
Previously #7 at $341
$344
#9
37097 (Lobelville, TN)
Previously #6 at $341
$344
#10
38061 (Pocahontas, TN)
Previously unranked at $397
$344
#11
37657 (Flag Pond, TN)
Previously #12 at $348
$354
#12
37640 (Butler, TN)
Previously #9 at $343
$362
#13
37881 (Thorn Hill, TN)
Previously unranked at $468
$366
#14
37710 (Briceville, TN)
Previously unranked at $415
$380
#15
37396 (Whiteside, TN)
Previously unranked at $508
$388
#16
37687 (Roan Mountain, TN)
Previously #21 at $407
$395
#17
37779 (Luttrell, TN)
Previously #29 at $440
$396
#18
37658 (Hampton, TN)
Previously #15 at $387
$397
#19
38256 (Springville, TN)
Previously unranked at $447
$397
#20
38311 (Bath Springs, TN)
Previously unranked at $887
$398
#21
37869 (Sneedville, TN)
Previously #8 at $342
$400
#22
38380 (Sugar Tree, TN)
Previously #17 at $397
$405
#23
37365 (Palmer, TN)
Previously #36 at $452
$406
#24
37756 (Huntsville, TN)
Previously #16 at $394
$408
#25
38585 (Spencer, TN)
Previously #26 at $413
$416
#26
38551 (Celina, TN)
Previously #18 at $400
$418
#27
38036 (Gallaway, TN)
Previously #23 at $410
$425
#28
38456 (Ethridge, TN)
Previously #22 at $407
$426
#29
38541 (Allons, TN)
Previously #37 at $452
$430
#30
38370 (Saltillo, TN)
Previously unranked at $392
$434
#31
37762 (Jellico, TN)
Previously #24 at $410
$435
   #32
38556 (Jamestown, TN)
Previously $445
$437
#33
37872 (Sunbright, TN)
Previously unranked at $425
$437
#34
38549 (Byrdstown, TN)
Previously #25 at $412
$439
#35
38543 (Alpine, TN)
Previously #28 at $430
$441
#36
37385 (Tellico Plains, TN)
Previously #42 at $457
$441
#37
37096 (Linden, TN)
Previously #31 at $443
$445
#38
37683 (Mountain City, TN)
Previously #44 at $462
$449
#39
37825 (New Tazewell, TN)
Previously #43 at $459
$452
#40
37866 (Sharps Chapel, TN)
Previously unranked at $619
$455
#41
38317 (Bruceton, TN)
Previously #91 at $524
$457
#42
37726 (Deer Lodge, TN)
Previously #39 at $456
$459
#43
37753 (Hartford, TN)
Previously unranked at $453
$461
#44
38315 (Bethel Springs, TN)
Previously #34 at $445
$462
#45
37873 (Surgoinsville, TN)
Previously #35 at $449
$465
#46
38230 (Greenfield, TN)
Previously #50 at $475
$465
#47
38485 (Waynesboro, TN)
Previously #46 at $465
$467
#48
38553 (Clarkrange, TN)
Previously unranked at $521
$468
#49
38368 (Reagan, TN)
Previously #41 at $457
$470
#50
38562 (Gainesboro, TN)
Previously #33 at $445
$472
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is $100

The Bottom 50

   #1
38139 (Germantown, TN)
Previously $2,048
$2,111
#2
37014 (Arrington, TN)
Previously unranked at $1,906
$2,009
#3
37027 (Brentwood, TN)
Previously #2 at $1,787
$1,801
#4
37135 (Nolensville, TN)
Previously #5 at $1,623
$1,716
#5
37215 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #6 at $1,576
$1,676
#6
37069 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #4 at $1,634
$1,647
#7
37219 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #8 at $1,558
$1,630
#8
37067 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #11 at $1,514
$1,595
   #9
38002 (Arlington, TN)
Previously $1,557
$1,566
#10
38028 (Eads, TN)
Previously #13 at $1,452
$1,514
#11
38017 (Collierville, TN)
Previously #10 at $1,532
$1,512
#12
37350 (Lookout Mountain, TN)
Previously #7 at $1,570
$1,500
#13
37205 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #14 at $1,414
$1,456
#14
37179 (Thompsons Station, TN)
Previously #15 at $1,388
$1,438
#15
37064 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #21 at $1,295
$1,403
#16
38138 (Germantown, TN)
Previously #12 at $1,481
$1,388
#17
37220 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #16 at $1,378
$1,366
#18
37201 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #19 at $1,305
$1,363
#19
37174 (Spring Hill, TN)
Previously #17 at $1,343
$1,358
#20
37204 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #23 at $1,244
$1,337
#21
37922 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #18 at $1,331
$1,334
#22
37212 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #28 at $1,223
$1,296
#23
38004 (Atoka, TN)
Previously #20 at $1,297
$1,281
#24
38120 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #25 at $1,229
$1,271
#25
37221 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #26 at $1,229
$1,269
#26
38103 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #27 at $1,226
$1,263
#27
37122 (Mount Juliet, TN)
Previously #30 at $1,207
$1,255
#28
38135 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #24 at $1,237
$1,238
   #29
37934 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously $1,211
$1,235
#30
37203 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #63 at $1,008
$1,230
#31
38125 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #22 at $1,248
$1,219
#32
37075 (Hendersonville, TN)
Previously #33 at $1,171
$1,219
#33
38016 (Cordova, TN)
Previously #32 at $1,182
$1,206
#34
38018 (Cordova, TN)
Previously #31 at $1,200
$1,192
   #35
37377 (Signal Mountain, TN)
Previously $1,146
$1,187
#36
37351 (Lupton City, TN)
Previously #39 at $1,125
$1,178
#37
37082 (Kingston Springs, TN)
Previously #36 at $1,144
$1,165
#38
37128 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #37 at $1,143
$1,165
#39
37010 (Adams, TN)
Previously #34 at $1,155
$1,143
#40
38117 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #41 at $1,115
$1,131
#41
37363 (Ooltewah, TN)
Previously #43 at $1,100
$1,110
#42
38133 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #40 at $1,123
$1,108
#43
38141 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #44 at $1,096
$1,105
#44
37138 (Old Hickory, TN)
Previously #48 at $1,066
$1,098
#45
37146 (Pleasant View, TN)
Previously #38 at $1,141
$1,097
#46
37932 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #42 at $1,102
$1,094
#47
37129 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #53 at $1,044
$1,085
#48
38355 (Medina, TN)
Previously #45 at $1,090
$1,075
#49
37086 (La Vergne, TN)
Previously #56 at $1,037
$1,075
#50
38119 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #55 at $1,038
$1,074
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is $500


Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2017.

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