Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.99M
1.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
0.546% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
2.03% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,020
8.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$344,700
20.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.05M
1.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN had a population of 1.99M people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $79,020. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN grew from 1.96M to 1.99M, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $72,537 to $79,020, a 8.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%), White (Hispanic) (2.98%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%).

None of the households in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.9% of the residents in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are Vanderbilt University (5,142 degrees awarded in 2022), Middle Tennessee State University (4,677 degrees), and Belmont University (219709) (2,279 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was $344,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.9%.

Most people in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN is home to a population of 1.99M people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.54% of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN residents were born outside of the country (170k people).

In 2022, there were 4.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.4M people) in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 294k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 68.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2022 Citizenship
95%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.9% of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.4M ± 2.27k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    294k ± 2.42k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    68.1k ± 3.56k
7.88%
Hispanic Population
157k people

In 2022, there were 4.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.4M people) in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 294k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 68.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.88% of the people in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are hispanic (157k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.54%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
170k people
8.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
167k people

As of 2022, 8.54% of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN residents (170k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was 8.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    29,500 ± 1,335
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    24,620 ± 1,333
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16,133 ± 1,356

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN employs 1.05M people. The largest industries in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (146,817 people), Retail Trade (117,979 people), and Manufacturing (103,851 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,409), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,717), and Finance & Insurance ($67,680).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.05M
2022 Value
± 9,104
1.95%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 1.03M employees to 1.05M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, are Management Occupations (128,840 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (119,161 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (106,627 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Tennessee (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

1.05M
2022 Value
± 9,104
1.95%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN grew at a rate of 1.95%, from 1.03M employees to 1.05M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (146,817 people), Retail Trade (117,979 people), and Manufacturing (103,851 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, though some of these residents may live in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,297
Median earning men ± $657
$40,492
Median earning women ± $464

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,815), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,061), and Information ($68,480).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,073), Public Administration ($52,180), and Wholesale Trade ($49,270).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 18,010
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 12,204
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 9,865
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN awarded 26,074 degrees. The student population of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 38,147 male students and 54,855 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are White (16,267 and 64.4%), followed by Black or African American (4,639 and 18.4%), Hispanic or Latino (1,856 and 7.35%), and Asian (1,089 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN by number of degrees awarded are Vanderbilt University (5,142 and 19.7%), Middle Tennessee State University (4,677 and 17.9%), and Belmont University (219709) (2,279 and 8.74%).

The most popular majors in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,058 and 7.89%), General Business Administration & Management (1,182 and 4.53%), and Registered Nursing (715 and 2.74%).

The median tuition costs in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN are $25,200 for private four year colleges, and $7,236 and $23,430 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 38.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 93,002 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 93,002 students enrolled in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 51,257 records, of which 59% were women and 41% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 603 degrees awarded
  2. 546 degrees awarded
  3. 520 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 603 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,142 degrees awarded
  2. 4,677 degrees awarded
  3. 2,279 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vanderbilt University with 5,142 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 10,523 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, which is 0.677 times less than the 15,551 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 16,267 degrees mean that there were 3.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,639 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,582) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was $344,700 in 2022, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $286,800 to $344,700, a 20.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN is 65.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN is $79,020. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $89,462 and $81,883.

Property

$344,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,098
$508,986
Median Property Taxes
±$5,315

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.9% of the housing units in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $89,462 and $81,883.

The following map shows all of the counties in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$79,020
Median Household Income
± $896
772k
Number of Households
± 7,643

In 2022, the median household income of the 772k households in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN grew to $79,020 from the previous year's value of $72,537.

The following chart displays the households in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.26%)

In 2022, 74.4% of workers in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (209k out of 1.95M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.6% of the population of Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 23.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.4%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN declined by 0.76% from 9.48% to 9.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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