Oak Hill, Tennessee

Coordinates: 36°05′16″N 86°46′59″W / 36.0878369°N 86.7830548°W / 36.0878369; -86.7830548
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Oak Hill
Location of Oak Hill in Davidson County, Tennessee.
Location of Oak Hill in Davidson County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°05′16″N 86°46′59″W / 36.0878369°N 86.7830548°W / 36.0878369; -86.7830548
CountryUnited States
 • TypeMayor-commission government
 • MayorDale Grimes[1]
 • Total7.96 sq mi (20.61 km2)
 • Land7.84 sq mi (20.32 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
Elevation581 ft (177 m)
 • Total4,891
 • Density623.45/sq mi (240.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code47-54780[5]
GNIS feature ID1296134[3]

Oak Hill is a city in Davidson County, Tennessee. The population was 4,529 at the 2010 census.[6] The Tennessee Governor's Mansion is located in the city. Although the city is administered under the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, it retains its own municipal government.


During the 1790s, Judge John Overton established a horse-breeding farm at Oak Hill known as Travellers Rest. After World War II Oak Hill, like other Nashville neighborhoods, saw an increase of new residents and homes being built. Oak Hill incorporated as a city in 1952, just before the governments of Davidson County and Nashville merged.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.6 km2), of which 7.8 square miles (20.3 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.50%, is water.[8]


Historical population

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,493 people, 1,816 households, and 1,367 families residing in the city. The population density was 570.4 inhabitants per square mile (220.2/km2). There were 1,894 housing units at an average density of 240.5 per square mile (92.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.26% White, 0.98% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 1,816 households, out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $90,174, and the median income for a family was $104,952. Males had a median income of $70,963 versus $42,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $58,932, the fourth highest in the state. None of the families and 1.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 1.8% of those over 64.


The majority of Radnor Lake State Park is located in Oak Hill.[11][12]


The Tennessee Governor's Mansion is in Oak Hill.[11][13]


It is within Metro Nashville Public Schools.

There are two public schools and three private schools in the city limits.[11] Public schools include Glendale Elementary School,[14] and John Overton High School.[15]

Private schools include Father Ryan High School of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville,[16] Franklin Road Academy,[17] Oak Hill School,[18] and Benton Hall Academy.[19]


  1. ^ "Board of Commissioners - Oak Hill, TN". oakhilltn.us. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oak Hill, Tennessee
  4. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Oak Hill city, Tennessee". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  7. ^ About Oak Hill, City of Oak Hill official website. Accessed September 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Oak Hill city, Tennessee". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  10. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Zoning Map". Oak Hill, Tennessee. Retrieved July 5, 2021.
  12. ^ "Radnor Lake State Park" (PDF). Tennessee State Parks. Retrieved July 5, 2021. - Compare to the city map.
  13. ^ "A look back at the Tennessee Governor's Residence". WKRN. Retrieved July 5, 2021. The official residence is located in the Oak Hill area of Nashville at 882 Curtiswood Lane S. - Compare address to map.
  14. ^ https://glendale.mnps.org/ "800 Thompson Ave Nashville TN 37204"
  15. ^ Compare to the address: "4820 Franklin Rd Nashville TN 37220"
  16. ^ Compare to the Father Ryan address: "700 Norwood Drive Nashville, TN 37204"
  17. ^ Compare to the address: " 4700 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37220 "
  18. ^ https://www.oakhillschool.org/ "4815 Franklin Rd. Nashville, TN 37220"
  19. ^ https://www.bentonhallacademy.org/ "5555 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37220"

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