Lowest Poverty ZIPs in Tennessee

The Top 3

#1

37046 (College Grove, TN)

Poverty Rate of 0.6%

#2

38392 (Mercer, TN)

Poverty Rate of 1.5%

#3

37201 (Nashville, TN)

Poverty Rate of 1.6%

About the Rankings

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

Poverty can bring with it many problems: crime, poor housing conditions, low education, and more. In the US, the poverty status is determined at the family level. If the family income is below a threshold, the entire family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold is set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and varies depending on family size, composition, and age. See which areas of the country have done the most to reduce poverty in the list below.

The Tennessee poverty rate from the latest estimates is 15.0% and has fallen 5.2% from 15.8%.

This year saw several big changes. 37046 (College Grove, TN) rose from #3 to #1, 38392 (Mercer, TN) fell from #1 to #2, 37201 (Nashville, TN) ranked for the first time, 38332 (Enville, TN) rose from #6 to #4, and 37135 (Nolensville, TN) rose from #22 to #6.

The Top 50

#1
37046 (College Grove, TN)
Previously #3 at 1.7%
0.6%
#2
38392 (Mercer, TN)
Previously #1 at 1.3%
1.5%
#3
37201 (Nashville, TN)
Previously unranked at 10.9%
1.6%
#4
38332 (Enville, TN)
Previously #6 at 2.5%
1.8%
   #5
38362 (Oakfield, TN)
Previously 2.3%
1.8%
#6
37135 (Nolensville, TN)
Previously #22 at 4.8%
2.0%
#7
38138 (Germantown, TN)
Previously #24 at 5.0%
2.8%
#8
38028 (Eads, TN)
Previously #7 at 2.9%
2.8%
#9
37220 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #4 at 2.3%
2.8%
   #10
37179 (Thompsons Station, TN)
Previously 3.5%
2.9%
#11
37174 (Spring Hill, TN)
Previously #17 at 4.0%
3.1%
#12
37350 (Lookout Mountain, TN)
Previously #8 at 3.0%
3.4%
   #13
37027 (Brentwood, TN)
Previously 3.7%
3.5%
#14
37069 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #9 at 3.4%
4.2%
#15
37922 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #11 at 3.6%
4.3%
#16
37067 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #14 at 3.8%
4.4%
#17
37934 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #23 at 4.8%
4.4%
#18
38017 (Collierville, TN)
Previously #26 at 5.2%
4.4%
#19
37037 (Christiana, TN)
Previously #25 at 5.0%
4.5%
#20
37377 (Signal Mountain, TN)
Previously #16 at 4.0%
4.6%
#21
38366 (Pinson, TN)
Previously unranked at 10.6%
4.6%
#22
37029 (Burns, TN)
Previously #36 at 6.1%
4.9%
#23
38355 (Medina, TN)
Previously #39 at 6.2%
5.0%
#24
38139 (Germantown, TN)
Previously #18 at 4.3%
5.0%
#25
38060 (Oakland, TN)
Previously #43 at 6.8%
5.1%
#26
38002 (Arlington, TN)
Previously #21 at 4.8%
5.1%
#27
37128 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #46 at 7.2%
5.1%
   #28
38135 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 5.5%
5.1%
#29
38120 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #19 at 4.4%
5.3%
#30
37363 (Ooltewah, TN)
Previously #35 at 5.9%
5.4%
#31
37215 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #27 at 5.4%
5.4%
   #32
38004 (Atoka, TN)
Previously 5.8%
5.5%
#33
37221 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #30 at 5.6%
5.8%
#34
38016 (Cordova, TN)
Previously #31 at 5.7%
5.8%
#35
37075 (Hendersonville, TN)
Previously #38 at 6.2%
6.1%
#36
37122 (Mount Juliet, TN)
Previously #29 at 5.6%
6.3%
#37
37938 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #44 at 7.1%
6.5%
#38
37080 (Joelton, TN)
Previously unranked at 9.9%
6.7%
#39
37931 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #48 at 7.3%
6.8%
#40
37153 (Rockvale, TN)
Previously #20 at 4.5%
6.9%
#41
37772 (Lenoir City, TN)
Previously #34 at 5.9%
7.1%
#42
37010 (Adams, TN)
Previously unranked at 10.0%
7.4%
#43
37026 (Bradyville, TN)
Previously #42 at 6.8%
7.4%
#44
37064 (Franklin, TN)
Previously #51 at 8.4%
7.4%
#45
37129 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #50 at 8.0%
7.4%
#46
37062 (Fairview, TN)
Previously #55 at 8.7%
7.5%
#47
37204 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #52 at 8.5%
7.7%
#48
37205 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #37 at 6.2%
7.8%
#49
37043 (Clarksville, TN)
Previously #64 at 10.4%
7.9%
#50
37049 (Cross Plains, TN)
Previously #45 at 7.2%
8.0%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 4.0%

The Bottom 50

   #1
37916 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously 69.5%
68.2%
#2
38126 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #3 at 60.0%
61.0%
#3
37402 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #2 at 63.2%
57.5%
   #4
37410 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously 55.0%
54.5%
#5
37915 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #6 at 49.7%
53.8%
#6
37407 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #5 at 50.0%
50.2%
   #7
38105 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 49.7%
48.1%
   #8
38108 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 45.4%
45.3%
   #9
38127 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 44.7%
43.2%
#10
37403 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #13 at 39.7%
42.6%
   #11
38106 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 42.2%
41.9%
#12
37729 (Duff, TN)
Previously #15 at 37.6%
39.2%
#13
38456 (Ethridge, TN)
Previously #14 at 38.7%
37.5%
#14
38114 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #12 at 40.3%
37.1%
#15
37829 (Oakdale, TN)
Previously #33 at 32.1%
35.9%
#16
37150 (Red Boiling Springs, TN)
Previously #26 at 33.9%
34.8%
#17
37356 (Monteagle, TN)
Previously #30 at 32.6%
34.6%
#18
38118 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #22 at 34.4%
34.6%
#19
38554 (Crawford, TN)
Previously #100 at 25.4%
34.5%
#20
37228 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #25 at 34.1%
34.4%
#21
37333 (Farner, TN)
Previously unranked at 51.0%
34.4%
#22
37755 (Helenwood, TN)
Previously #10 at 42.5%
34.4%
#23
37210 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #28 at 33.9%
33.7%
#24
37208 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #16 at 36.8%
33.7%
#25
37097 (Lobelville, TN)
Previously #24 at 34.2%
33.1%
#26
37406 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #31 at 32.4%
33.0%
#27
38122 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #32 at 32.3%
32.2%
#28
38039 (Grand Junction, TN)
Previously #27 at 33.9%
32.1%
   #29
38107 (Memphis, TN)
Previously 33.5%
32.1%
#30
37339 (Gruetli Laager, TN)
Previously #123 at 24.3%
31.8%
#31
38370 (Saltillo, TN)
Previously #74 at 27.5%
31.5%
#32
38334 (Finger, TN)
Previously #49 at 30.0%
31.5%
#33
37665 (Kingsport, TN)
Previously #72 at 27.6%
31.5%
#34
37762 (Jellico, TN)
Previously #56 at 28.9%
31.5%
#35
38115 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #39 at 30.6%
31.4%
#36
37902 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #50 at 29.8%
31.4%
#37
38079 (Tiptonville, TN)
Previously #43 at 30.2%
31.3%
#38
38301 (Jackson, TN)
Previously #42 at 30.3%
31.3%
#39
37724 (Cumberland Gap, TN)
Previously #18 at 35.0%
31.3%
#40
37326 (Ducktown, TN)
Previously #67 at 27.8%
31.3%
#41
37207 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #34 at 31.4%
31.1%
#42
38548 (Buffalo Valley, TN)
Previously #23 at 34.3%
31.0%
#43
37365 (Palmer, TN)
Previously #93 at 25.8%
30.5%
#44
37713 (Bybee, TN)
Previously #19 at 35.0%
30.3%
#45
37408 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #69 at 27.7%
29.9%
#46
38551 (Celina, TN)
Previously #108 at 25.2%
29.9%
#47
37819 (Newcomb, TN)
Previously #86 at 26.5%
29.6%
#48
38128 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #38 at 30.7%
29.4%
#49
37404 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #36 at 30.9%
29.2%
#50
37710 (Briceville, TN)
Previously #41 at 30.4%
29.0%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 25.0%


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

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