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Nashville, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°58′09″N 77°57′20″W / 35.96917°N 77.95556°W / 35.96917; -77.95556
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Nashville, North Carolina
Washington Street downtown
Official seal of Nashville, North Carolina
"The Original Town of Nashville"
Location in Nash County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Nash County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°58′09″N 77°57′20″W / 35.96917°N 77.95556°W / 35.96917; -77.95556
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Named forFrancis Nash[1]
 • Total4.70 sq mi (12.17 km2)
 • Land4.70 sq mi (12.16 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation167 ft (51 m)
 • Total5,632
 • Density1,199.57/sq mi (463.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code252
FIPS code37-46000[4]
GNIS feature ID2406965[3]

Nashville is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. The town was founded in 1780 and features Victorian and Queen Anne style homes. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Nashville was 5,632 in 2020.[5] It is the county seat of Nash County.[6]


The town was founded in 1780, and is named for Francis Nash, an officer of the North Carolina militia who died in the American Revolutionary War.[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Nashville racial composition[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,498 44.35%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,707 48.06%
Native American 42 0.75%
Asian 28 0.5%
Pacific Islander 4 0.07%
Other/Mixed 204 3.62%
Hispanic or Latino 149 2.65%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,632 people, 2,284 households, and 1,423 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,309 people, 1,629 households, and 1,124 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,425.2 people per square mile (550.3 people/km2). There were 1,751 housing units at an average density of 579.1 per square mile (223.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 54.82% White, 43.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 1,629 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,371, and the median income for a family was $44,180. Males had a median income of $32,282 versus $22,176 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,603. About 9.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

The Nashville Blooming Festival was founded in 1997, and features food, music, vendors, a parade, and a carnival.[9]

The Bissette-Cooley House, Nash County Courthouse, Nashville Historic District, and Rose Hill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[10]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Nashville NC History | Town of Nashville, NC, Nash County North Carolina". Archived from the original on 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nashville, North Carolina
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  9. ^ "Nashville Blooming Festival". allevents.in. Retrieved March 23, 2024.
  10. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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