Nashville, TN
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Nashville is a very large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 667,560 people and 151 constituent neighborhoods, Nashville is the second largest community in Tennessee.

Nashville real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Nashville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nashville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nashville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nashville who work in office and administrative support (13.90%), sales jobs (10.20%), and management occupations (9.93%).

Of important note, Nashville is also a city of artists. Nashville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Nashville’s character.

Also of interest is that Nashville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Nashville is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Nashville. This makes Nashville a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Nashville presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Nashville is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.75% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Nashville. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Nashville landscape.

The citizens of Nashville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.54% of adults in Nashville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Nashville in 2010 was $31,109, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,436 for a family of four. However, Nashville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Nashville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nashville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nashville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Nashville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nashville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Nashville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.