ZIPs in Tennessee with the Highest Percent w/ Degrees

The Top 3

#1

37215 (Nashville, TN)

Percent With A Degree of 81.1%

#2

37350 (Lookout Mountain, TN)

Percent With A Degree of 79.9%

#3

37069 (Franklin, TN)

Percent With A Degree of 76.8%

About the Rankings

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

College grads earn more money and have higher job satisfaction. Obtaining a degree can also drastically increase the chance of moving up the socioeconomic ladder. Having a large percentage of the population with higher education can make areas hubs for high paying industries and bring many other benefits. Which areas are doing the best job of attracting well-educated talent? See the rankings below for those aged 25+ with a college degree.

The Tennessee percent with a degree from the latest estimates is 34.6% and has risen 3.6% from 33.4%.

This year saw several big changes. 37069 (Franklin, TN) rose from #4 to #3, 37027 (Brentwood, TN) rose from #6 to #4, 37205 (Nashville, TN) fell from #3 to #5, 38139 (Germantown, TN) fell from #5 to #6, and 37204 (Nashville, TN) rose from #13 to #9.

The Top 50

   #1
37215 (Nashville, TN)
Previously 81.7%
81.1%
   #2
37350 (Lookout Mountain, TN)
Previously 79.1%
79.9%
#3
37069 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #4 at 76.1%
76.8%
#4
37027 (Brentwood, TN)
Previously #6 at 73.9%
75.7%
#5
37205 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #3 at 76.4%
75.4%
#6
38139 (Germantown, TN)
Previously #5 at 74.4%
74.7%
   #7
37212 (Nashville, TN)
Previously 73.5%
72.9%
   #8
37220 (Nashville, TN)
Previously 73.3%
72.8%
#9
37204 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #13 at 67.8%
72.8%
   #10
37922 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously 70.4%
71.7%
   #11
37067 (Franklin, TN)
Previously 70.4%
71.1%
#12
38120 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #9 at 71.5%
70.5%
#13
38103 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #15 at 65.7%
67.6%
   #14
37934 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously 66.4%
66.6%
#15
38138 (Germantown, TN)
Previously #12 at 68.1%
66.4%
#16
37135 (Nolensville, TN)
Previously #20 at 60.4%
65.3%
#17
37377 (Signal Mountain, TN)
Previously #16 at 64.6%
65.1%
#18
37902 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #17 at 64.2%
64.7%
#19
37221 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #18 at 62.3%
63.3%
#20
37919 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #19 at 60.8%
61.9%
   #21
38017 (Collierville, TN)
Previously 60.4%
60.9%
   #22
38117 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 57.7%
59.0%
#23
37375 (Sewanee, TN)
Previously #24 at 55.8%
58.9%
#24
37203 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #30 at 53.4%
57.3%
#25
37064 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #23 at 56.7%
57.2%
   #26
37405 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously 55.4%
56.7%
#27
37179 (Thompsons Station, TN)
Previously #25 at 55.8%
56.7%
   #28
37909 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously 54.2%
55.5%
#29
37923 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #27 at 54.4%
55.4%
#30
37932 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #29 at 54.1%
53.9%
   #31
38119 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 53.1%
53.7%
#32
38018 (Cordova, TN)
Previously #33 at 51.8%
52.4%
#33
37931 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #34 at 50.0%
52.4%
#34
37174 (Spring Hill, TN)
Previously #38 at 48.6%
50.9%
   #35
38028 (Eads, TN)
Previously 49.4%
50.8%
#36
38104 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #37 at 49.2%
50.1%
#37
38002 (Arlington, TN)
Previously #40 at 47.2%
49.6%
#38
37409 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #36 at 49.3%
49.3%
#39
37363 (Ooltewah, TN)
Previously #44 at 46.1%
48.2%
#40
37403 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #32 at 52.0%
47.7%
#41
37408 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #47 at 44.8%
47.6%
#42
37209 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #45 at 45.0%
47.5%
   #43
37206 (Nashville, TN)
Previously 46.6%
47.4%
#44
37128 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #46 at 44.8%
47.4%
#45
37830 (Oak Ridge, TN)
Previously #41 at 46.9%
46.8%
#46
38016 (Cordova, TN)
Previously #39 at 48.2%
46.7%
#47
38558 (Crossville, TN)
Previously #42 at 46.6%
46.2%
#48
37214 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #53 at 43.1%
45.8%
#49
37122 (Mount Juliet, TN)
Previously #48 at 44.6%
45.5%
#50
37604 (Johnson City, TN)
Previously #51 at 43.8%
44.8%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 15.0%

The Bottom 50

   #1
37140 (Only, TN)
Previously 4.5%
4.2%
   #2
38041 (Henning, TN)
Previously 4.9%
6.3%
#3
38126 (Memphis, TN)
Previously unranked at 11.8%
7.9%
#4
38108 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #3 at 7.4%
8.8%
#5
37769 (Lake City, TN)
Previously #4 at 8.5%
10.4%
#6
38075 (Whiteville, TN)
Previously #5 at 9.6%
10.9%
#7
37887 (Wartburg, TN)
Previously #8 at 12.4%
12.0%
#8
38106 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #11 at 13.6%
13.2%
   #9
38079 (Tiptonville, TN)
Previously 13.2%
13.4%
#10
38063 (Ripley, TN)
Previously #15 at 15.6%
14.5%
#11
37766 (La Follette, TN)
Previously #10 at 13.6%
14.8%
#12
37813 (Morristown, TN)
Previously #23 at 17.5%
15.3%
#13
38127 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #14 at 15.6%
15.6%
#14
37030 (Carthage, TN)
Previously #13 at 15.4%
16.2%
#15
38583 (Sparta, TN)
Previously #16 at 15.8%
16.3%
#16
37821 (Newport, TN)
Previously #12 at 14.0%
16.9%
   #17
38118 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 15.9%
16.9%
#18
38556 (Jamestown, TN)
Previously unranked at 17.0%
17.3%
#19
38012 (Brownsville, TN)
Previously #22 at 17.2%
17.9%
#20
38114 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #25 at 17.9%
18.3%
#21
38019 (Covington, TN)
Previously unranked at 19.3%
18.4%
#22
38372 (Savannah, TN)
Previously #28 at 18.7%
18.7%
#23
37166 (Smithville, TN)
Previously unranked at 17.6%
18.7%
#24
37148 (Portland, TN)
Previously #29 at 18.9%
19.0%
#25
37091 (Lewisburg, TN)
Previously #27 at 18.5%
19.0%
#26
37857 (Rogersville, TN)
Previously #19 at 16.7%
19.0%
#27
37110 (Mcminnville, TN)
Previously #21 at 16.9%
19.5%
#28
38109 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #32 at 19.9%
20.0%
#29
37160 (Shelbyville, TN)
Previously #26 at 18.5%
20.1%
#30
38301 (Jackson, TN)
Previously #38 at 20.4%
20.1%
#31
37643 (Elizabethton, TN)
Previously #34 at 20.1%
20.2%
#32
37321 (Dayton, TN)
Previously #31 at 19.2%
20.2%
#33
38242 (Paris, TN)
Previously #30 at 19.0%
20.6%
#34
38464 (Lawrenceburg, TN)
Previously #36 at 20.3%
20.7%
#35
37055 (Dickson, TN)
Previously #37 at 20.4%
21.1%
#36
38478 (Pulaski, TN)
Previously #35 at 20.1%
21.3%
#37
38115 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #41 at 22.1%
21.4%
#38
37743 (Greeneville, TN)
Previously #43 at 22.2%
21.9%
#39
37172 (Springfield, TN)
Previously #42 at 22.1%
21.9%
#40
38128 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #39 at 21.2%
22.4%
#41
37862 (Sevierville, TN)
Previously unranked at 24.4%
23.6%
#42
37115 (Madison, TN)
Previously #46 at 23.2%
23.8%
#43
38116 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #57 at 26.0%
23.9%
#44
37355 (Manchester, TN)
Previously #45 at 22.9%
23.9%
#45
37207 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #49 at 23.4%
24.4%
#46
37716 (Clinton, TN)
Previously #51 at 24.2%
25.3%
#47
37876 (Sevierville, TN)
Previously #53 at 25.1%
25.4%
   #48
37323 (Cleveland, TN)
Previously 23.3%
25.5%
#49
38053 (Millington, TN)
Previously #54 at 25.2%
25.7%
#50
37660 (Kingsport, TN)
Previously #56 at 25.8%
25.8%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 3.0%


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

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