Franklin one of 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S.; Williamson County population rises by nearly 3%

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)
(Courtesy Visit Franklin)

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)

New data for 2019 from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 20 shows Franklin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

In cities with a population of more than 50,000 residents, Franklin saw a population increase of 32.8% from 2010-19, bringing its estimated 2019 population to 83,097. Franklin joins several cities on the list including Irvine, California; Meridian, Idaho; and Frisco, Conroe, Cedar Park and New Braunfels in Texas.

From 2018-19, Franklin saw a population increase of 2.5%.

The nearby city of Murfreesboro also made the list of fast-growing cities, seeing a 34.6% population increase over last 10 years of estimates, according to census data.

In Brentwood, the city had a year-over-year increase of less than 1%, rising from 42,567 residents in 2018 to 42,783 residents in 2019. In the last 10 years, the city has seen a nearly 15% population increase.


Williamson County also saw a 3% year-over-year increase in population, rising from an estimated 231,978 residents in 2018 to 238,412 in 2019. Since 2010, the county population has grown by nearly 30%. See the full list of fast-growing cities below.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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