Nashville is a very large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 689,447 people and 169 constituent neighborhoods, Nashville is the 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nashville who work in office and administrative support (11.44%), management occupations (11.03%), and sales jobs (9.91%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.89% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Nashville, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Nashville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Nashville a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Nashville is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Nashville is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.54% 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 education level of Nashville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Nashville, 42.82% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Nashville in 2018 was $36,716, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,864 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, English, Irish, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Nashville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.