Nashville, TN
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Nashville is a very large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 660,388 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nashville who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), sales jobs (10.52%), and management occupations (9.69%).

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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Nashville are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The population of Nashville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.63% of adults in Nashville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Nashville in 2010 was $29,427, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,708 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 10.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nashville include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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