What Are Some of the Most Populated Tennessee Counties?


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Tennessee's most populous counties, listed in order from higher to lower population, are the counties of Shelby, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton, Rutherford and Williamson. No other county in Tennessee has a population that exceeds 200,000, as of 2015.

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Shelby County is located in the southwest corner of the state, led by the county seat Memphis, the state's most populous city. Shelby County has a population of 927,644, trailed closely by Davidson County with 626,681. Davidson County's county seat is Tennessee's capital and second-largest city by population, Nashville.

Tennessee's smallest counties by population are Van Buren County and Pickett County, with populations of 5,548 and 5,077, respectively.

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