These Are The 10 Laziest Cities In Tennessee

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Everyone hates the lazy person in the office. The guy or gal who manages to offload all of their work to you, but somehow still takes the credit for it.

And if you live in one of these Tennessee towns, you might look in the mirror and see a lazy person staring right back at you.

We’re not trying to be mean, it’s just that the lazy ethos can penetrate from the location into the workplace and no one wants to work with lazy people.

So we got to work late on a Friday night to figure out the places around Tennessee that spend the day on Reddit and get by with the bare minimum. Using data from the latest American Community Survey, we identified criteria associated with laziness for each city.

After crunching all the numbers, here are the ten “Laziest Places in Tennessee” based on data:

  1. Newport
  2. Bolivar
  3. Rockwood
  4. Dayton
  5. La Follette
  6. Humboldt
  7. Jefferson City
  8. Paris
  9. Crossville
  10. Bloomingdale

Read on to see where the couch potatoes call home or skip to the end to find where your town ranked.

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How We Determined The Laziest Places In The Volunteer State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2009-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of it’s kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest places:

  • Lowest average hours worked
  • Shortest commute time
  • Fewest workers per household (Employed labor force divided by the number households)
  • Highest unemployment rate
  • Fewest adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you can’t bother to go college, don’t spend any time at work, and have someone hang out at home all day, your town is probably pretty lazy.

After we got the data for the 102 places in Tennessee over 5,000 people, we ranked each place from 1 to 102 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “laziest”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a lazy index.

Finally, we crowned the state with the lowest lazy index the “Laziest Place In Tennessee”. And, at the end of the day, Newport slacked off its way to the top.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

1. Newport

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,890
Hours Worked: 35.9
Workers Per Household: 0.91

2. Bolivar

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,275
Hours Worked: 36.8
Workers Per Household: 1.14

3. Rockwood

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,480
Hours Worked: 38.8
Workers Per Household: 0.88

4. Dayton

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,316
Hours Worked: 38.0
Workers Per Household: 1.07

5. La Follette

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,304
Hours Worked: 37.6
Workers Per Household: 0.82

6. Humboldt

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: csxthsociety

Population: 8,363
Hours Worked: 37.5
Workers Per Household: 0.95

7. Jefferson City

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: AmericanTowns

Population: 8,342
Hours Worked: 36.5
Workers Per Household: 1.25

8. Paris

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,165
Hours Worked: 38.1
Workers Per Household: 1.03

9. Crossville

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,125
Hours Worked: 36.5
Workers Per Household: 1.01

10. Bloomingdale Cdp

Laziest Places In Tennessee

Source: wcyb.com

Population: 9,882
Hours Worked: 36.7
Workers Per Household: 1.13

Detailed List Of Laziest Places In Tennessee

Place Overall Rank Total Population Unemployment Workers Per Household
Newport 1 6,890 15.3% 0.9
Bolivar 2 5,275 23.7% 1.1
Rockwood 3 5,480 9.7% 0.9
Dayton 4 7,316 15.7% 1.1
La Follette 5 7,304 18.3% 0.8
Humboldt 6 8,363 10.1% 1.0
Jefferson City 7 8,342 13.6% 1.3
Paris 8 10,165 15.7% 1.0
Crossville 9 11,125 10.1% 1.0
Bloomingdale Cdp 10 9,882 14.3% 1.1
Brownsville 11 10,079 13.1% 1.1
Ripley 12 8,350 22.6% 1.0
Savannah 13 7,029 21.2% 1.0
Kingston 14 5,888 8.0% 1.0
Morristown 15 29,152 12.7% 1.1
Covington 16 9,033 18.5% 1.2
Sparta 17 5,036 11.3% 0.9
Kingsport 18 52,835 10.1% 1.0
Athens 18 13,603 10.3% 1.1
Lawrenceburg 18 10,440 17.6% 1.0
Shelbyville 21 20,616 8.7% 1.1
Lenoir City 21 8,867 17.6% 1.2
Sweetwater 23 5,856 15.5% 1.0
Church Hill 24 6,742 8.8% 1.2
Erwin 25 6,052 16.1% 0.9
Elizabethton 26 14,322 10.4% 1.0
Lewisburg 27 11,252 14.3% 1.2
Pulaski 28 7,734 8.4% 1.0
Union City 29 10,791 16.5% 1.0
Jackson 30 67,190 11.7% 1.3
South Cleveland Cdp 31 5,951 11.0% 1.4
Cookeville 32 31,004 13.7% 1.1
Fayetteville 33 6,991 13.3% 1.0
Harriman 34 6,296 16.7% 0.9
Soddy-Daisy 35 13,109 9.7% 1.2
Clinton 35 9,874 6.4% 1.0
Loudon 37 5,606 7.8% 1.2
Chattanooga 38 171,863 10.7% 1.2
Dyersburg 38 16,998 10.0% 1.0
Martin 40 11,396 16.2% 1.4
Memphis 41 656,715 13.4% 1.3
Cleveland 41 42,331 11.1% 1.3
Tullahoma 43 18,900 12.5% 1.1
Bristol 44 26,705 9.4% 1.1
Greeneville 45 15,015 10.0% 1.0
Hartsville/Trousdale County 46 7,859 9.9% 1.3
Henderson 46 6,429 19.2% 1.4
Munford 48 6,001 10.7% 1.6
Millington 49 11,152 8.5% 1.3
Manchester 49 10,223 8.5% 1.1
Mckenzie 49 5,561 10.2% 1.1
Knoxville 52 181,759 7.9% 1.1
Milan 53 7,826 12.1% 1.2
Goodlettsville 54 16,466 9.8% 1.3
Columbia 55 35,207 10.7% 1.2
Greenbrier 56 6,550 11.7% 1.4
Sevierville 57 15,592 8.1% 1.4
Lebanon 58 27,847 11.1% 1.3
Mcminnville 59 13,600 7.0% 1.0
Dickson 60 14,814 7.2% 1.2
Lexington 61 7,771 13.7% 1.1
Alcoa 62 8,556 8.9% 1.1
Oak Ridge 63 29,301 9.5% 1.2
East Ridge 64 21,220 6.4% 1.2
Tellico Village Cdp 65 6,385 7.6% 0.5
Lynchburg 65 6,348 10.8% 1.4
Springfield 67 16,598 10.2% 1.3
Red Bank 68 11,759 8.2% 1.3
Fairfield Glade Cdp 69 7,754 6.0% 0.4
Maryville 70 27,824 7.5% 1.2
Seymour Cdp 71 10,703 7.4% 1.3
Harrison Cdp 71 7,595 7.3% 1.4
Collegedale 73 9,488 10.5% 1.6
Atoka 73 8,727 9.8% 1.6
Johnson City 75 64,614 6.2% 1.2
Mount Carmel 76 5,443 9.3% 1.1
Winchester 77 8,493 9.3% 1.0
Clarksville 78 140,563 10.8% 1.6
Murfreesboro 79 114,660 8.4% 1.5
Gallatin 79 31,800 7.7% 1.3
Nolensville 81 6,131 4.3% 1.5
Portland 82 11,853 10.0% 1.4
Nashville 83 624,261 8.2% 1.4
La Vergne 84 33,637 8.8% 1.7
Middle Valley Cdp 85 13,282 7.2% 1.3
Green Hill Cdp 86 6,667 3.0% 1.5
Fairview 87 8,020 6.2% 1.4
Oakland 88 6,944 8.7% 1.4
Lakeland 89 12,549 4.6% 1.4
Hendersonville 90 53,257 5.6% 1.4
Smyrna 91 42,235 7.6% 1.5
Millersville 92 6,481 8.4% 1.5
Jonesborough 93 5,138 5.7% 1.1
Mount Juliet 94 27,053 6.3% 1.5
Signal Mountain 95 8,416 3.1% 1.2
Bartlett 96 57,805 6.3% 1.6
Pigeon Forge 96 6,004 8.0% 1.4
Farragut 98 21,111 5.4% 1.4
Germantown 99 39,207 4.2% 1.4
Arlington 100 11,623 2.3% 1.8
Collierville 101 46,780 6.2% 1.6
Spring Hill 102 31,467 3.6% 1.6
Franklin 103 66,596 5.3% 1.4
White House 104 10,618 7.1% 1.5
Brentwood 105 39,059 4.0% 1.5