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Nashville Demographics for 2021

You can find plenty of things to love about Nashville. We’ve got world-class dining experiences here, a historic downtown, iconic landmarks, and beautiful natural areas to explore.

Let’s not forget that Nashville is “Music City.” Whether you prefer the honky tonks, the Grand Ole Opry, or a busker outside your favorite stop, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. 

One of the most overlooked attributes that life in Nashville offers is its diversity in demographics. Here is a closer look at what things are like in the city for 2021. 

What Are the Demographics of Nashville in 2021?

  • The current population of the city is 678,448. That figure is based on the latest estimates from the U.S. Census. In 2010, the recorded population was 601,222. 
  • Nashville grew by nearly 250,000 people in the 1960s and 1970s, more than doubling the size of the city. 
  • The city occupies a land area of approximately 475.5 square miles. 
  • Its 2020 growth rate is estimated to be at 0.57%, although COVID-related behaviors likely influenced that rate.
  • When the entire metro area is considered, about two million people live in and around Nashville. 
  • The average household income in the city is just over $83,000, although the poverty rate is still above 15%. 
  • Nashville is home to the world’s largest population of Kurdish people.
  • About 60,000 refugees from Bhutan have settled in the area.
  • An active Jewish community has been present in Nashville for over 150 years. 
  • About 12% of the city’s population was born in a different country.
  • Companies like Amazon continue to expand, adding more reasons to love this city.

What are some of the things that you love about living in Nashville?