Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN Profile: Facts & 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 693,994 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.1715 and longitude -86.7843 in Davidson County. The formal boundaries for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson 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 423 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.


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Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN Housing Affordability Index is 123
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson, TN Wealth Index is 81
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 693,994 (100%)
Population in Households 667,316 (96.2%)
Population in Families 477,600 (68.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26,678 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 1,459
Diversity Index2 65
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,796
Average Household Income $81,234
Per Capita Income $33,773
Wealth Index4 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 309,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153,758 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 131,966 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23,362 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $232,443
Housing Affordability Index3 123
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 285,723
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 155,394
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.52% 1.44%
Households 1.46% 1.43%
Families 1.24% 1.29%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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

The table below compares Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 27 94th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 72 83rd
Per Capita Income # 40 91st

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