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 largest city in Tennessee with a population of 672,371 as of July 1, 2017. 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 420 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, 2017.

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Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 672,371
Daytime Population: Workers 466,980
Daytime Population: Residents 314,647
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 781,627
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 645,731
Population in Familes 463,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 26,640
Population Density2 1,413
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $50,123
Average Household Income $71,058
Per Capita Income $29,832


Total Housing Units 296,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143,247 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 132,315 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,298 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $183,352
Average Home Value $241,478


Total Households 275,562
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 150,403
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 1.5% 1.37%
Households 1.36% 1.33%
Families 1.13% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 26 94th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 104 76th
Per Capita Income # 50 89th

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