Nashville metropolitan area

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The Mid-State
Nashville-Davidson—Murfreesboro—Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
Map of The Mid-State
Country United States
State(s) Tennessee
Largest city Nashville
Other cities Murfreesboro, Franklin
Area
 • Total 7,484 sq mi (19,380 km2)
Highest elevation 2,092 ft (638 m)
Lowest elevation 359 ft (109 m)
Population (2015 est.)[1]
 • Total 1,830,345
 • Rank 36th in the U.S.
 • Density 240/sq mi (106/km2)

The Nashville metropolitan area is centered on Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. It includes 14 counties in Middle Tennessee.

The Office of Management and Budget defines the metro area as the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) designated for statistical use by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies. The area is the 36th largest MSA in the United States[2] and is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Tennessee, although Nashville is the second largest city in the state to Memphis.

The metropolitan statistical area was first designated in 1950 and initially included only Davidson County. As surrounding counties increased in population and population densities and in the number of the number of their residents employed in Davidson County, the OMB added new counties to the MSA. Today, the metro area includes Davidson and 13 other counties.

Cities and towns[edit]

Anchor City[edit]

Principal Cities[edit]

Principal cities in the Nashville metro area include:

Suburbs with 25,000 to 50,000 inhabitants[edit]

Suburbs with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants[edit]

Suburbs with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Suburbs with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

Metropolitan area statistics[edit]

Geographic Area July 1, 2015[1] 2010 Census 2000 Census 1990 Census 1980 Census 1970 Census 1960 Census 1950 Census
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin 1,830,345 1,589,934 1,311,789 985,026 850,505 541,108 399,743 321,758
Cannon County 13,840 13,801 12,826 10,467* 10,234* 8,467* 8,537* 9,174*
Cheatham County 39,741 39,105 35,912 27,140 21,616 13,199* 9,428* 9,167*
Davidson County 678,889 626,681 569,891 510,784 477,811 448,003 399,743 321,758
Dickson County 51,487 49,666 43,156 35,061 30,037 21,977* 18,839* 18,805*
Hickman County 24,363 24,690 22,295 16,754* 15,151* 12,096* 11,862* 13,353*
Macon County 23,177 22,248 20,386 15,906* 15,700* 12,315* 12,197* 13,599*
Maury County 87,757 80,956* 69,498* 54,812* 51,095* 43,376* 41,699* 40,368*
Robertson County 68,570 66,283 54,433 41,494 37,021 29,102* 27,335* 27,024*
Rutherford County 298,612 262,604 182,023 118,570 84,058 59,428* 52,368* 40,696*
Smith County 19,295 19,166 17,712 14,143* 14,935* 12,509* 12,059* 14,098*
Sumner County 175,989 160,645 130,449 103,281 85,790 56,106 36,217* 33,533*
Trousdale County 8,042 7,870 7,259 5,920* 6,137* 5,155* 4,914* 5,520*
Williamson County 211,672 183,182 126,638 81,021 58,108 34,330* 25,267* 24,307*
Wilson County 128,911 113,993 88,809 67,675 56,064 36,999 27,668* 26,318*

* County was not a part of this statistical area at the time of this Census and the county's population is not included in the total.

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

The Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro, TN, Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is the result of the addition of the Micropolitan Statistical Areas of Shelbyville (Bedford County), Lawrenceburg (Lawrence County) and Lewisburg (Marshall County) to the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The estimated population of the CSA as of July 1, 2015, was 1,951,644.[1]

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