Nashville, TN
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Nashville is a very large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 669,053 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, Nashville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Nashville are a mix 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 (12.30%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (9.63%).

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 one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Nashville is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One important feature of Nashville is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.41% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Nashville anyway. So, if you like to drive, Nashville is the city for you! The landscape around Nashville reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The education level of Nashville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.70% of adults in Nashville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Nashville in 2010 was $33,139, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,556 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 10.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nashville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

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