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Population & Demographics

Nashville was settled on Christmas Day nearly 20 years before Tennessee was recognized as a state in 1796. According to the 2010 census, the largest percentage of Nashville residents range in age from 25 to 44 years old, with the smallest percentage being 18 to 24-years-old.

With the population of Nashville rapidly approaching the 700,000 mark, you can be sure there’s a diverse variety of cultures making up the city’s residents. A fairly low cost of living (10.2% less than the country’s average), and a pretty large job market (among the top 5 in the nation) have made Nashville a popular city in which to live.

The increasing population in Nashville is also largely credited to the convenience of transportation advantages and development opportunities. Of course, we think people want to move here simply because our city is amazing, vibrant, trendy, classic, and friendly.