Nashville, TN
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Nashville is a very large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 654,610 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.

Nashville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.85%), sales jobs (10.88%), and management occupations (9.51%).

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.

Of the large cities in America, Nashville is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.84% of people in Nashville drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Nashville, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

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: 36.71% of adults in Nashville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Nashville in 2010 was $28,373, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,492 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 10.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nashville include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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