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Nashville, TN

Nashville leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
660,062
Nashville Population7
$
42,311
Median Income6
4.7
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Since 2010, the population of Nashville has grown 97% faster than the national average, partially driven by the segment of the population that is 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 43%

Age

34.2
Median Age7
12.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Nashville residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 1.6% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 8.3%

Race

74
%
Tennessee Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Nashville has warm summers, high humidity, and little snowfall. The average temperature in July is 79°F, the average humidity is 70%, and the annual snowfall is 9 inches

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain11
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature41

 

Housing

The average home value in Nashville increased by 71% since 2010 which is 28% higher than the national average and 27% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,700
Monthly Average12
46
%
Renters42

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Nashville is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax and property tax 34% lower than the national average, but sales tax 35% higher than the national average.

Other

0.73
%
Property Tax21
9.25
%
Sales Tax19
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)43

 

Employment

Nashville has a high employment rate of 95% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are HCA Healthcare and Envision Healthcare

Income

17.8
%
<$25,0006
11.2
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Nashville leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results45

Representatives

Mayor28 John Cooper
Democratic
House of Representative28 Jim Cooper
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Logan Memorial Hospital, is 45.6 miles from the center of Nashville, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - Nashville Campus, is 4.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is 2.5 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Tennessee, 46.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 48.9% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#75 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#8 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#89 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche33
#15 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report34
#68 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub35
#59 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades36
 

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