Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson is the 2nd largest city in Tennessee with a population of 653,352 as of July 1, 2016. Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson is located at latitude 36.1718 and longitude -86.785 in Davidson County. The formal boundaries for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson (see map below) encompass a land area of 475.93 sq. miles and a water area of 21.7 sq. miles. Davidson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson (GNIS ID: ) has a C8 Census Class Code which indicates the balance of a consolidated city excluding the separately incorporated place(s) within that consolidated government. Separate census estimates are also produced for the semi-independent places which together with the "balance record," sum to the entire territory of the consolidated city.

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson is located within Commissioner District 19, a minor civil division (MCD) of Davidson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 653,352
Population in Households 627,587
Population in Familes 450,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 25,765
Population Density1 1,373
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 267,592
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 146,025
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 288,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137,014 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 130,579 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,314 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $181,114
Average Home Value $235,792


Median Household Income $46,445
Average Household Income $66,684
Per Capita Income $28,015
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 1.46%
Households 1.1% 1.37%
Families 0.83% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 27 94th
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 108 75th
Per Capita Income # 53 88th

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