Goodlettsville, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Goodlettsville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Goodlettsville had a population of 17,244 as of July 1, 2017. Goodlettsville 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 Goodlettsville is located at latitude 36.333 and longitude -86.7042 in Davidson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goodlettsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Davidson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Goodlettsville are located in Davidson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Sumner County.

The City of Goodlettsville (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Goodlettsville is located within Commissioner District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Davidson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goodlettsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Goodlettsville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,244
Daytime Population: Workers 12,909
Daytime Population: Residents 8,545
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,454
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 17,171
Population in Familes 13,613
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 1,214
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $55,557
Average Household Income $74,065
Per Capita Income $30,611


Total Housing Units 7,610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,877 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,280 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $195,179
Average Home Value $247,304


Total Households 7,157
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,625
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.11% 1.04%
Households 1.03% 0.99%
Families 0.85% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Goodlettsville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goodlettsville to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 33 93rd
Population Density # 46 89th
Diversity Index # 51 88th
Median Household Income # 55 87th
Per Capita Income # 45 90th

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