Lebanon named 12th fastest growing city in U.S.

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – While it may feel like most parts of Middle Tennessee are exploding with new residents, one city is growing faster than the rest.

According to data released by the U.S. Census, Lebanon, Tennessee is one of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the country.

Lebanon grew by 8.9% from July 2023 to July 2024, according to the most recent data available.

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“The population growth across the South in 2023 was driven by significant numeric and percentage gains among its cities,” said Crystal Delbé, a statistician in the Census Bureau’s Population Division. “Thirteen of the 15 fastest-growing cities were in the South, with eight in Texas alone.”

Realtor and long-time Wilson County resident Eddie Poole understands his native county’s appeal to people looking for a nice quality of life.

“A lot of people look at the map and decide they want to come to Nashville, and when they start looking at Nashville, they look at the surrounding areas, and Wilson County is the best place in my opinion,” Poole said.

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