ZIPs in Tennessee with the Highest High School Grad Rates

The Top 3

#1

38139 (Germantown, TN)

Percent With A High School Diploma of 98.9%

#2

37069 (Franklin, TN)

Percent With A High School Diploma of 98.5%

#3

37215 (Nashville, TN)

Percent With A High School Diploma of 98.1%

About the Rankings

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

In most jobs, a high school education is considered the minimum requirement. High school graduates are less likely to be unemployed, live in poverty, have poor health, and engage in criminal activity. The areas below are ranked according to the percentage of people aged 25+ living in the area that at least have a high school education or equivalent.

The Tennessee percent with a high school diploma from the latest estimates is 87.8% and has risen 1.0% from 87.0%.

This year saw several big changes. 38139 (Germantown, TN) rose from #3 to #1, 37069 (Franklin, TN) fell from #1 to #2, 37215 (Nashville, TN) fell from #2 to #3, 37934 (Knoxville, TN) rose from #6 to #4, and 37205 (Nashville, TN) fell from #4 to #5.

The Top 50

#1
38139 (Germantown, TN)
Previously #3 at 98.2%
98.9%
#2
37069 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #1 at 98.4%
98.5%
#3
37215 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #2 at 98.3%
98.1%
#4
37934 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #6 at 97.5%
98.1%
#5
37205 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #4 at 97.7%
97.7%
#6
37027 (Brentwood, TN)
Previously #7 at 97.3%
97.5%
#7
37067 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #5 at 97.6%
97.2%
   #8
37922 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously 97.2%
97.2%
#9
38117 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #10 at 96.4%
96.8%
#10
38138 (Germantown, TN)
Previously #9 at 96.4%
96.6%
   #11
38017 (Collierville, TN)
Previously 96.2%
96.2%
#12
38018 (Cordova, TN)
Previously #14 at 95.4%
96.2%
#13
38016 (Cordova, TN)
Previously #12 at 96.2%
95.6%
#14
37128 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #18 at 94.8%
95.6%
#15
37221 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #13 at 95.8%
95.6%
   #16
37377 (Signal Mountain, TN)
Previously 94.9%
95.1%
   #17
37043 (Clarksville, TN)
Previously 94.8%
94.5%
#18
38002 (Arlington, TN)
Previously #22 at 93.6%
94.4%
   #19
37075 (Hendersonville, TN)
Previously 94.0%
94.4%
#20
38135 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #21 at 93.7%
94.3%
#21
37923 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #23 at 93.3%
94.2%
#22
37122 (Mount Juliet, TN)
Previously #20 at 93.9%
94.1%
#23
37663 (Kingsport, TN)
Previously #15 at 95.0%
93.8%
#24
37919 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #34 at 91.9%
93.8%
#25
37931 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #24 at 93.1%
93.5%
#26
37932 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #30 at 92.4%
93.2%
#27
38305 (Jackson, TN)
Previously #28 at 92.8%
92.8%
#28
37064 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #27 at 92.8%
92.7%
#29
37803 (Maryville, TN)
Previously #35 at 91.6%
92.6%
#30
37830 (Oak Ridge, TN)
Previously #29 at 92.5%
92.6%
#31
37214 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #37 at 91.5%
92.5%
   #32
37129 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously 92.0%
92.4%
#33
37938 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #25 at 92.9%
92.2%
#34
37042 (Clarksville, TN)
Previously #26 at 92.9%
92.2%
#35
37343 (Hixson, TN)
Previously #44 at 90.7%
92.0%
#36
37604 (Johnson City, TN)
Previously #43 at 90.7%
91.9%
#37
37363 (Ooltewah, TN)
Previously #47 at 90.0%
91.7%
   #38
37076 (Hermitage, TN)
Previously 91.4%
91.5%
#39
38125 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #45 at 90.7%
91.5%
   #40
37615 (Johnson City, TN)
Previously 91.1%
91.4%
#41
37421 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #33 at 92.0%
91.4%
#42
37415 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #39 at 91.1%
91.3%
#43
37849 (Powell, TN)
Previously #55 at 88.8%
91.0%
#44
37312 (Cleveland, TN)
Previously #48 at 89.9%
90.6%
#45
38104 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #56 at 88.7%
90.3%
#46
37072 (Goodlettsville, TN)
Previously #53 at 89.3%
90.2%
#47
37138 (Old Hickory, TN)
Previously #41 at 90.8%
90.0%
#48
37167 (Smyrna, TN)
Previously #46 at 90.2%
89.8%
#49
37216 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #66 at 87.6%
89.6%
#50
37664 (Kingsport, TN)
Previously #49 at 89.7%
89.6%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 7.5%

The Bottom 50

   #1
37407 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously 57.0%
60.2%
#2
37140 (Only, TN)
Previously #4 at 67.6%
60.5%
#3
37387 (Tracy City, TN)
Previously unranked at 65.6%
62.9%
#4
38108 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #3 at 66.7%
65.3%
#5
38041 (Henning, TN)
Previously #2 at 64.1%
66.1%
#6
37888 (Washburn, TN)
Previously unranked at 71.4%
66.9%
#7
37762 (Jellico, TN)
Previously #9 at 69.6%
67.9%
#8
38080 (Ridgely, TN)
Previously #5 at 67.8%
68.5%
#9
37847 (Pioneer, TN)
Previously #8 at 68.6%
68.6%
#10
37402 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #6 at 68.1%
69.1%
#11
38075 (Whiteville, TN)
Previously #7 at 68.2%
70.1%
#12
37318 (Cowan, TN)
Previously unranked at 72.9%
70.6%
#13
37367 (Pikeville, TN)
Previously #20 at 73.3%
72.1%
#14
37766 (La Follette, TN)
Previously #18 at 72.9%
72.5%
#15
37687 (Roan Mountain, TN)
Previously #16 at 72.3%
72.5%
#16
37727 (Del Rio, TN)
Previously #24 at 73.7%
72.9%
#17
37769 (Lake City, TN)
Previously #10 at 69.7%
73.2%
#18
38001 (Alamo, TN)
Previously #14 at 71.5%
73.5%
#19
38317 (Bruceton, TN)
Previously #23 at 73.6%
73.7%
#20
37150 (Red Boiling Springs, TN)
Previously #13 at 71.2%
73.8%
#21
37329 (Englewood, TN)
Previously #44 at 75.8%
74.0%
#22
38079 (Tiptonville, TN)
Previously #21 at 73.3%
74.1%
#23
38549 (Byrdstown, TN)
Previously #54 at 77.0%
74.5%
#24
37880 (Ten Mile, TN)
Previously #28 at 73.9%
74.7%
#25
37096 (Linden, TN)
Previously #32 at 74.8%
75.0%
#26
37825 (New Tazewell, TN)
Previously #29 at 74.2%
75.2%
#27
38425 (Clifton, TN)
Previously #40 at 75.6%
75.2%
#28
38122 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #35 at 75.1%
75.3%
#29
38127 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #36 at 75.1%
75.4%
#30
38551 (Celina, TN)
Previously #66 at 77.9%
75.4%
#31
37665 (Kingsport, TN)
Previously #78 at 78.7%
75.5%
#32
37036 (Charlotte, TN)
Previously #15 at 71.7%
75.5%
#33
37321 (Dayton, TN)
Previously #31 at 74.8%
75.5%
#34
38126 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #26 at 73.8%
75.5%
#35
38570 (Livingston, TN)
Previously #34 at 75.0%
75.7%
#36
38574 (Monterey, TN)
Previously #41 at 75.7%
75.8%
#37
37385 (Tellico Plains, TN)
Previously #56 at 77.1%
75.8%
#38
38456 (Ethridge, TN)
Previously #19 at 73.1%
75.8%
#39
37178 (Tennessee Ridge, TN)
Previously #48 at 76.3%
75.8%
#40
38450 (Collinwood, TN)
Previously #12 at 71.0%
76.0%
#41
38118 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #33 at 74.9%
76.1%
#42
38556 (Jamestown, TN)
Previously #46 at 75.8%
76.2%
#43
37683 (Mountain City, TN)
Previously #39 at 75.6%
76.4%
#44
37869 (Sneedville, TN)
Previously #38 at 75.5%
76.7%
#45
37807 (Maynardville, TN)
Previously #59 at 77.2%
76.8%
#46
37887 (Wartburg, TN)
Previously #27 at 73.9%
77.0%
#47
38562 (Gainesboro, TN)
Previously #30 at 74.7%
77.0%
#48
37406 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #50 at 76.6%
77.1%
#49
38015 (Burlison, TN)
Previously #75 at 78.5%
77.1%
#50
38040 (Halls, TN)
Previously #82 at 78.8%
77.2%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 15.0%


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

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