- Elevation: 550 feet (168 meters) at the lowest point; 1,100 feet (336 meters) at the highest point of the rim around the Nashville basin
- Time: Central Standard (CST) early November – mid-March; Central Daylight (CDT): mid-March – November.
- Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is comprised of 14 counties: Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson.
- Nashville/Davidson County has a metropolitan government based on a 1963 plan that has become a national model. The county is largely urbanized with extensive residential areas, and population growth continues to increase due to transportation advantages, labor supply, and development opportunities.
- 2019 Nashville Population: 694,144; MSA: 1,933,860
- Downtown Nashville Residential Population Growth (based on new units added downtown):
2006 Residents: 2,280
2007 Residents: 3,219
2008 Residents: 4,142
2009 Residents: 4,986
2010 Residents: 5,155
2011 Residents: 5,754
2012 Residents: 6,320
2013 Residents: 7,286
2014 Residents: 7,840
2015 Residents: 8,313
2016 Residents: 9,619
2017 Residents: 10,240
2018 Residents: 12,200
2019 Residents: 13,000
- 2020 Residents: 14,000
- 2019 Nashville MSA Median Household Income: $70,262
- Nashville MSA Unemployment Rate (as of April 2021): 4.1%
Major industries in Nashville include Health Care Management, Automobile Production, Finance, Higher Education, Insurance, Music Production, Printing & Publishing, Technology Manufacturing, and Tourism.
|Educational services, and health care and social assistance||22.4%|
|Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services||11.8%|
|Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services||10.6%|
|Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing||7.0%|
|Transportation and warehousing, and utilities||5.4%|
|Other services, except public administration||5.0%|
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining||0/5%|
Source: US Census Bureau, 2019 5 Year Estimate American Community Survey
Leading Headquarters and Corporate Service Companies:
|Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe, Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt||24,039|
|Nissan North America||12,000|
|HCA Healthcare Inc.||10,600|
|Saint Thomas Health||8,335|
|Community Health Systems Inc.||3,878|
|Lowe’s Cos. Inc.||3,614|
|The Kroger Co.||3,520|
|Electrolux Home Products North America||3,400|
|Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.||3,389|
|Bridgestone Americas Inc.||3,335|
|National Healthcare Corp.||3,028|
Source: 2019 Book of Lists
The Nashville International Airport serves 17 airlines with 238 average daily departures to 88 destinations. The following is a list of the airlines with gates at the Nashville Airport:
Nashville is one of only six U.S. cities at the convergence of three major interstate highways – I-40, I-65, and I-24. The 440 Parkway downtown loop and Briley Parkway link the urbanized areas; Route 840 connects four counties in an outer loop. Approximately, 12 million people live within a 2.5-hour drive of the city.
The Music City Star Rail opened its East Corridor route in late 2005. With service Monday through Friday, three daily morning and afternoon trains connect Donelson, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, and Lebanon to downtown Nashville. The East Corridor route covers 32 miles and service between stops peaks at 60 miles per hour.
- 100,000 leisure and hospitality jobs in the Nashville MSA.
- Nashville hosted 16.1 million visitors in FY 2019-20. Up 6% over the previous FY.
- Nashville has 35,787 hotel rooms in Davidson County and 53,189 rooms in the Nashville MSA.
- Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center is the largest non-gaming hotel property in the United States with 2,888 rooms and more than 700,000 square feet of meeting space, including 263,772 of contiguous exhibit space.
- The Music City Center, Nashville’s downtown convention facility, opened in May 2013. The 2.1 million-square-foot Music City Center features more than 375,000 square feet of exhibit space, 128,000 square feet of meeting space, two ballrooms, a business center, and a 2,500-seat theater.
Nashville typically enjoys a mild and pleasant climate with only a few days of the year having either very hot or very cold conditions. Most of the city’s rain is confined to the spring months, but a shower throughout the year is not unusual.
Spring is a delightful time in Middle Tennessee as the rolling hills are a lush, vibrant green. Because of the mild climate found here, many plants are well suited for the area including tulips, azaleas, irises, magnolias, and dogwoods. Days are warm while evenings can be chilly.
Summer is ablaze with many concert festivals in Music City. Several nights during the week have live outdoor concerts scattered around town. Midday can be very warm as the humidity tends to be higher in the summer months. Light clothing and sunscreen is recommended for the full season.
Fall is a celebrated time throughout Tennessee. Visitors come from all over to see the annual changing of the leaves in mid-October. Days are warm and pleasant. Evenings require a sweater or light jacket. Since the weather is changeable, layered clothing is a good idea to accommodate sunny days and cooler nights.
Winter is a great time to visit the city’s many attractions decked out in their holiday finery as Nashville truly shines throughout the winter with millions of twinkling lights. Although the climate is mild, winter temperatures do range from cool to cold. If a snowfall occurs, it is usually in January or February and is seldom heavy.
|Temperature & Precipitation|
|Avg:||Daily High||Daily Low||Precipitation|
|Jan||47 F/8 C||29 F/-2 C||3.7 in/9.4 cm|
|Feb||52 F/11 C||32 F/0 C||3.9 in/9.9 cm|
|Mar||61 F/16 C||39 F/4 C||4.2 in/10.7 cm|
|Apr||71 F/22 C||48 F/9 C||4.3 in/10.9 cm|
|May||79 F/26 C||57 F/14 C||5.2 in/13.2 cm|
|Jun||87 F/31 C||66 F/19 C||4.1 in/10.4 cm|
|Jul||90 F/32 C||70 F/21 C||3.9 in/9.9 cm|
|Aug||89 F/32 C||69 F/21 C||3.1 in/7.9 cm|
|Sep||83 F/28 C||61 F/16 C||3.4 in/8.6 cm|
|Oct||72 F/22 C||49 F/9 C||3.1 in/7.9 cm|
|Nov||61 F/16 C||40 F/4 C||4.2 in/10.7 cm|
|Dec||51 F/11 C||32 F/0 C||4.3 in/10.9 cm|