Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), Tennessee

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Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), Tennessee
Population
- Total:601.222 (2010)
- Density:1.263,1/sq mi (488,4/sq km)
Area
- Total:498 sq mi (1.288 sq km)
- Land:476 sq mi (1.231 sq km)
- Water:23 sq mi (57 sq km)
- % water:4,43 %
Latitude:+36.1718001
Longitude:-086.7850016

Quick information summary of the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) area.

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) is located in the state of Tennessee. It occupies the area of 498 square miles. 23 square miles are water areas and 476 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) lies at +36.1718001, -086.7850016 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 601.222 living in the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance). The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (60.48%), Black or African American (28.43%) and Some Other Race (5.06%). Median age is 33 for the males and 35 for the females.

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County, located on the Cumberland River. With a population of 601,222, Nashville is the second-largest city in Tennessee and the fourth-largest city in the Southeastern United States.

Nashville is sometimes called “Athens of the South” and, because of its important role in American music, especially rock and roll and blues, many call it “Music City.”

The residents of Nashville are called Nashvillians. The city occupies an area of 527.9 square miles and lies in the Central Time Zone (UTC-6).

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Statistical data for the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
601,222
White alone
363,61160.48 %
Black or African American alone
170,90728.43 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,0470.34 %
Asian alone
18,6413.10 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3760.06 %
Some Other Race alone
30,4315.06 %
Two or More races
15,2092.53 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part within the Subdivision
Davidson County 626.681- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part601.222
District 1 16.419- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part16.419
District 10 18.165- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part7.804
District 11 16.649- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part14.347
District 12 20.753- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part20.753
District 13 19.426- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part19.426
District 14 17.802- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.802
District 15 17.435- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.435
District 16 17.660- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.660
District 17 15.838- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part15.301
District 18 17.194- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.194
District 19 18.162- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part18.162
District 2 16.163- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part16.163
District 20 15.642- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part15.642
District 21 13.568- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part13.568
District 22 17.264- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.264
District 23 17.546- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part14.634
District 24 16.635- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part16.635
District 25 17.460- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.460
District 26 18.804- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part18.804
District 27 16.799- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part16.799
District 28 18.711- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part18.711
District 29 18.235- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part18.235
District 3 17.192- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.186
District 30 19.134- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part19.134
District 31 29.274- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part29.274
District 32 27.395- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part27.395
District 33 22.299- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part22.299
District 34 17.267- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part7.926
District 35 19.718- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part19.718
District 4 15.505- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part15.505
District 5 14.281- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part14.281
District 6 16.617- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part16.617
District 7 13.557- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part13.557
District 8 15.106- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part15.106
District 9 17.006- Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) part17.006

Profile of the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

History of Nashville-Davidson

The original settlement in the area of present-day Nashville was Fort Nashborough. The town of Nashville was founded in 1779 near the fort, by John Donelson, James Robertson and a group of Overmountain Men. The city, like the fort, was named after Francis Nash, a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Nashville had a good position on the river and later became a major railroad center, which all contributed to its rapid growth and development. It was incorporated as a city in 1806 and became the seat of Davidson County. In 1843, it was chosen as a permanent capital of Tennessee.

Before the Civil War, Nashville was a rich and prosperous city, a shipping port and a major transportation hub. It was the first U.S. state capital to be seized by Union troops in 1862. The Battle of Nashville in 1864 was one of the most important battles of the Civil War and, according to many historians, the most decisive one.

Even though Nashville suffered significant damage during the war, it managed to rebuild itself again and become a major center once again. During this period, the city got a number of grandiose classical buildings, many of which are still standing.

After the World War II, Nashville started establishing itself as the country music capital. The Grand Ole Opry was established in 1925 and after the war the musicians who played there regularly (Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, the Carter Family and others) started gaining national and international fame.

Nashville was also a major center of the Civil Rights Movement. The student sit-in campaigns against segregation started in 1960 and their members went on to establish one of the most influential organizations of the movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

The second half of 20th century was a period of extraordinary growth for Nashville, especially the 1990s, under the mayor and, later, Governor Phil Bredesen. During this period of urban renewal, the city got many of its current landmarks, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Public Library.

Today, Nashville with its metropolitan area is one of the fastest-growing ones in the Upland South region and a crossroads of American culture.

Geography and Climate

With 527.9 square miles, Nashville is one of the largest U.S. cities in terms of area. It is located in central Tennessee on the Cumberland River. Its topography ranges from 385 feet at the river to 1,160 feet at the city’s highest point.

The city has a humid subtropical climate. The winters are cool, sometimes cold, and the summers are hot and humid. The driest season is autumn and most of the precipitation occurs during winter and spring. The city is prone to severe thunderstorms, especially in spring and autumn, and it is also prone to tornadoes.

Population of Nashville-Davidson

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the racial makeup in Nashville is 56.3% non-Hispanic White, 28.4% African American, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 2.5% from some other race.

Nashville has a large job market and relatively low cost of living, which is why it continues to attract immigrants from different parts of the world. The city is home to large Mexican, Kurd, Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese and Arab communities, as well as many other, smaller groups.

In 2010, the median household income in Nashville was $46,280 and the per capita income was $28,056.

Economy

Music industry is a major contributor to the economy of Nashville. The city has offices of four of the Big Four record labels (Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Group) as well as a number of independent ones. Strong music scene is one of the reasons why tourism is one of the largest industries in the city.

However, the largest industry in Nashville is actually health care, with more than 250 companies in the sector, including Hospital Corporation of America.

Other major industries include finance, insurance and publishing, especially religious. Several major denominations have headquarters in Nashville, including Southern Baptist Convention and United Methodist Church.

Culture and Attractions

As for the cultural life in Nashville, much of it is centered on university activities. Two famous literary groups of the 1920s, the Agrarians and the Fugitives, were associated with the Vanderbilt University.

Of course, music is the largest part of the cultural life in the city. Nashville is basically a symbol of country music and some of its main attractions include Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre and Ryman Auditorium, which used to host Grand Ole Opry until it was moved to Grand Ole Opry House in 1974. In addition to country music, Nashville is important center of honky tonk, Christian pop and rock, as well as jazz, rock and roll and, lately, various independent music genres. Nashville is also home of the Nashville Opera, Nashville Symphony Nashville Ballet and the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, all of which are performing at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Other tourist attractions in the city include Tennessee State Capitol, Tennessee State Museum, The Parthenon, Forth Nashville, Fort Negley, the Music Valley with the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, the Opry Mills and the General Jackson showboat.

Some of the major events in the city include Nashville Film Festival, Country Music Marathon, Country Music Association Awards, CMA Music Festival and many more.

Education

Because of a large number of colleges and universities in the city, Nashville is often called “Athens of the South.” The city is home to the Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Fisk University, Nashville State Community College, Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, American Baptist College, Nashville School of Law, Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Aquinas College and others.

Sports

As for the sports, Nashville is home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the NHL’s Nashville Predators, as well as Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast league, Nashville Metros of the premier Development League and Nashville Soul of the American Basketball League.

Transportation

Nashville is situated at the intersection of I-40, I-24 and I-65. It is served by Nashville International Airport. Even though it is a major railroad hub, Nashville is not served by Amtrak. The passenger commuter rail system in the city is called Music City Star and the Metropolitan Transit Authority provides bus service within the city.

Statistical data for the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
601,222
White alone
363,61160.48 %
Black or African American alone
170,90728.43 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,0470.34 %
Asian alone
18,6413.10 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3760.06 %
Some Other Race alone
30,4315.06 %
Two or More races
15,2092.53 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
601,222
Not Hispanic or Latino
540,83289.96 %
Hispanic or Latino
60,39010.04 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
601,222
Not Hispanic or Latino
540,83289.96 %
White alone
338,78262.64 %
Black or African American alone
169,27231.30 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,4180.26 %
Asian alone
18,4973.42 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
2750.05 %
Some Other Race alone
1,1550.21 %
Two or More races
11,4332.11 %
Hispanic or Latino
60,39010.04 %
White alone
24,82941.11 %
Black or African American alone
1,6352.71 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
6291.04 %
Asian alone
1440.24 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1010.17 %
Some Other Race alone
29,27648.48 %
Two or More races
3,7766.25 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
34
Male
33
Female
35

Household Type

Total
249,002
Family households
138,02355.43 %
Husband-wife family
89,48064.83 %
Other family
48,54335.17 %
Male householder, no wife present
11,45523.60 %
Female householder, no husband present
37,08876.40 %
Nonfamily households
110,97944.57 %
Householder living alone
86,76178.18 %
Householder not living alone
24,21821.82 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) center coordinates

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Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) center

Bridge

  • Evans Memorial Bridge [1.63 mi] [2.62 km]
  • Sparkman Street Bridge [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]

Building

  • Nashville Fire Department Station 9 [1.39 mi] [2.23 km]
  • Nashville Fire Department Station 19 [1.6 mi] [2.57 km]
  • ASI Davidson Ambulance Service [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Nashville Pumping Station and Filtration Plant [3.36 mi] [5.4 km]
  • Ryman Auditorium [0.82 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Cleveland Public Library [0.73 mi] [1.18 km]
  • Watkins Park Community Branch Nashville and Davidson Public Library [1.08 mi] [1.74 km]
  • McKendree United Methodist Church Day Care Center [0.75 mi] [1.21 km]
  • Nashville Public Library Administration Branch Nashville and Davidson Public Library [0.69 mi] [1.1 km]
  • Main Branch Nashville Public Library [0.69 mi] [1.1 km]

Census

  • Metropolitan Government Division (historical) [1.62 mi] [2.61 km]

Church

  • Fosters Chapel [2.79 mi] [4.49 km]
  • West End Community Church [3.72 mi] [5.99 km]
  • Saint Aldans Anglican Church [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • Grace Ministries of America [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Holy Temple Baptist Church [3.42 mi] [5.51 km]
  • Fortieth Avenue Original Church of God [2.98 mi] [4.79 km]
  • Mount Hopewell Baptist Church [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Saint James Missionary Baptist Church [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Fortieth Avenue Church of Christ [2.94 mi] [4.73 km]
  • West Nashville Church of God [3.62 mi] [5.82 km]
  • Religious Society of Friends Meetinghouse [2.01 mi] [3.23 km]
  • First Priority of America Church [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Living Word Community Church [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Clifton Avenue Baptist Church [2.93 mi] [4.72 km]
  • Brentwood United Methodist Church [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Highland Primitive Baptist Church [3.4 mi] [5.47 km]
  • Metro Community Church [1.09 mi] [1.76 km]
  • Hosea Temple Cumberland Presbyterian Church [2.05 mi] [3.29 km]
  • Olivet Missionary Baptist Church [1.33 mi] [2.15 km]
  • Olivet Baptist Church [1.28 mi] [2.05 km]
  • Downtown Ministry Center [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • First Lutheran Church [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]
  • Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church [2.04 mi] [3.28 km]
  • Fortyninth Avenue Church of Christ [3.56 mi] [5.73 km]
  • Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church [1.14 mi] [1.83 km]
  • Mount Nebo Baptist Church [1.82 mi] [2.93 km]
  • New Peoples Deliverance Temple [2.16 mi] [3.48 km]
  • Christ Episcopal Church [0.89 mi] [1.44 km]
  • Peoples Number Two Spirtual Temple [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Saint Timothy Missionary Baptist Church [2.15 mi] [3.47 km]
  • First Baptist Church Downtown [0.9 mi] [1.45 km]
  • Spruce Street Baptist Church [1.41 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Capers Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church [1.03 mi] [1.65 km]
  • Saint Andrews Church [2.67 mi] [4.29 km]
  • Saint Lukes African Methodist Episcopal Church [2.93 mi] [4.72 km]
  • Merry Street Church of God [1.79 mi] [2.87 km]
  • Jesus is the Answer Full Gospel Church [3.81 mi] [6.13 km]
  • Church of God of Prophecy [3.69 mi] [5.93 km]
  • Guiding Light Pentecostal Church [3.82 mi] [6.15 km]
  • Kings Temple Church of God in Christ [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Corinthian Baptist Church [2.4 mi] [3.86 km]
  • Saint Phillip United Methodist Church [2.38 mi] [3.82 km]
  • Hamilton Tabernacle Baptist Church [1.73 mi] [2.79 km]
  • West Nashville Southern Methodist Church [3.06 mi] [4.92 km]
  • Saint Phillips African Methodist Episcopal Church [2.36 mi] [3.81 km]
  • Episcopal Church of the Advent (historical) [0.78 mi] [1.26 km]
  • Grace Freewill Baptist Church [3.55 mi] [5.72 km]
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Vine Street Temple (historical) [0.76 mi] [1.22 km]
  • Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church [3.02 mi] [4.86 km]
  • Deeper Life Assembly Church [3.01 mi] [4.85 km]
  • Nashville Area United Methodist Church [0.75 mi] [1.21 km]
  • Central Church of Christ [0.74 mi] [1.19 km]
  • Belle Meade United Primitive Baptist Church [3 mi] [4.83 km]

Crossing

  • Interchange 57 [1.78 mi] [2.86 km]
  • Interchange 209 [1.13 mi] [1.81 km]
  • Interchange 206 [2.37 mi] [3.82 km]

Hospital

  • Center For Spinal Surgery [1.54 mi] [2.48 km]
  • Baptist North Tower Surgical Hospital [1.53 mi] [2.46 km]
  • Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital [1.44 mi] [2.32 km]
  • Health South Nashville Surgery Center [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]

Island

  • Upper City Island (historical) [3.27 mi] [5.26 km]

Lake

  • Meadowbrook Lake [3.55 mi] [5.71 km]

Park

  • Clifton Park [3.5 mi] [5.64 km]
  • Howell Park [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]
  • Boyd Park [2.81 mi] [4.52 km]
  • Watkins Park [1.02 mi] [1.64 km]

Populated Place

  • West Nashville [3.54 mi] [5.69 km]

Post Office

  • Church Street Post Office [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • Nashville Post Office [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]

School

  • Cockrill School [3.59 mi] [5.77 km]
  • Tennessee School for the Blind [1.62 mi] [2.61 km]
  • Murphy School [1.49 mi] [2.39 km]
  • Brentwood United Methodist Church Day School [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Nashville College for Young Ladies (historical) [0.94 mi] [1.5 km]
  • Head Middle School [1.4 mi] [2.26 km]
  • Creswell Elementary Professional Development Design Center [2.68 mi] [4.32 km]
  • Hume Fogg Magnet High School [0.88 mi] [1.42 km]
  • McKissack School [2.75 mi] [4.43 km]
  • Hume-Fogg Technical High School [0.85 mi] [1.36 km]
  • Martin Luther King Junior Magnet Pearl High School [1.1 mi] [1.77 km]
  • Pearl High School [1.14 mi] [1.83 km]
  • McCann Alternative Learning Center [3.98 mi] [6.41 km]
  • Watkins Institute [0.71 mi] [1.14 km]

Stream

  • Browns Creek [2.42 mi] [3.9 km]

Tower

  • WKDA-AM (Nashville) [1.31 mi] [2.1 km]
  • WKDF-FM (Nashville) [1.31 mi] [2.1 km]

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