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Overview

Introduction to Nashville

Nashville is known either as Music City USA or Athens of the South. The city has architectural attractions like The Parthenon, a full scale replica of the Greek temple and the only one in the world. The city has a long tradition of influencing the development of country music in America and this can be seen in sites such as Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and others. The city is home to Belle Meade Plantation, which is known as the cradle of the American Thoroughbred race horse. The home of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, can be found in Nashville. Today, Nashville is still the center of country music and its growing economy attracts tourists, travelers, and business executives.

Nashville Culture

Any night of the week, the Nashville music scene is alive and happening. The clubs are vibrant with music fans and they stay open late into the night. Other types of performances are common as well. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center presents Broadway shows and special engagements, and it holds a comprehensive education program. It is home to the Nashville Symphony, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Opera Association, Nashville Ballet, and Circle Players. The Belcourt Theatre offers high-quality entertainment located in Nashville’s Hillsboro Village. The theatre presents independent, foreign, and classic films, two theatre troupes, and cultural events. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville honors the cultural significance of country music.

Nashville Sports and Leisure

Sports are big in Nashville, and it hosts three professional sports teams - the NHL Nashville Predators, the NFL Tennessee Titans, and the NWF Nashville Dream. For those who like non-professional sports, there’s AAA baseball, Busch and Indy series car racing, collegiate teams, and an annual marathon. The Nashville Superspeedway offers over 150 events annually.

Nashville Outdoors

Outdoor fun is easy to find in and around Nashville. The city is surrounded by lakes, hills, and valleys that offer a multitude of outdoor activities. Five resort golf courses and eight public golf courses should satisfy any golf lover. Waterslide and amusement parks are nearby. Cruises on the world’s largest showboat and jet ski rentals are just a few of the water activities to be enjoyed. Radnor Lake State Park offers a range of natural areas and diverse habitat such as lakes, streams, and sloughs. Scenic, biological, geological, and passive recreation abound here. There are RV parks not far from the Grand Ole Opry.

Nashville at Night

For those looking for an active nightlife spot, Nashville delivers and then some. Music such as rock, blues, country, gospel, and jazz are here in plenty. The clubs are filled with famous singers and musicians, and many times they end up on stage sitting in with the band. Songwriters are something of a Nashville legend, and any night they can be found singing their hearts out in one of hundreds of dive bars across the city. They are the reason Nashville is known by the nickname Music City USA.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nashville Almanac

Category Value
County Davidson
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37201, 37203, 37204, 37205, 37206, 37207, 37208, 37209, 37210, 37211, 37212, 37213, 37214, 37215, 37216, 37217, 37218, 37219, 37220, 37221, 37228, 37235, 37238, 37242, 37243, 37245, 37247, 37248, 37249
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37202, 37222, 37224, 37227, 37229, 37230, 37244
Company Zip Codes 37232, 37234, 37236, 37237, 37240, 37241, 37246, 37250
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.165
Longitude -86.784

Nashville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station CHEATHAM LOCK AND DAM
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station MURFREESBORO 5 N
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 39,974 $151,446
Goodlettsville 16,672 $65,442
Hendersonville 54,168 $74,316
La Vergne 34,081 $55,983
Millersville 6,579 $65,676
Mount Juliet 28,395 $82,038

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nashville Public Libraries

Library
Nashville Public Library
615 CHURCH STREET
Nashville, Tennessee
(615) 862-5760
Library Web Site

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Nashville Hospitals

CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2300 PATTERSON STREET
(615) 342-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

BAPTIST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2000 CHURCH ST
(615) 284-5555
Emergency Service: Yes

THE CENTER FOR SPINAL SURGERY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2011 MURPHY AVENUE
(615) 284-2970
Emergency Service: Yes

NASHVILLE REHAB HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
610 GALLATIN RD
(615) 226-4330
Emergency Service: Yes

SKYLINE MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
3441 DICKERSON PIKE
(615) 769-7100
Emergency Service: Yes

METRO NASHVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1818 ALBION STREET
(615) 341-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

SOUTHERN HILLS MEDICAL CTR
(Proprietary)
391 WALLACE RD
(615) 781-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1211 22ND AVENUE SOUTH
(615) 322-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

BAPTIST WOMEN'S TREATMENT CENTER
(Proprietary)
2000 CHURCH STREET
(615) 284-7676
Emergency Service: Yes

ST THOMAS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
4220 HARDING RD, PO BOX 380
(615) 222-2111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Nashville High Schools

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MCGAVOCK COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
3150 MCGAVOCK PK
615-885-8850
Serves 2,055 students.

HUNTERS LANE COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
1150 HUNTERS LA
615-860-1401
Serves 1,947 students.

JOHN OVERTON COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
4820 FRANKLIN RD
615-333-5135
Serves 1,518 students.

HILLWOOD COMP HIGH SCHOOL
400 DAVIDSON RD
615-353-2025
Serves 1,399 students.

GLENCLIFF COMP HIGH SCHOOL
160 ANTIOCH PK
615-333-5070
Serves 1,359 students.

HILLSBORO COMP HIGH SCHOOL
3812 HILLSBORO RD
615-298-8400
Serves 1,152 students.

STRATFORD COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
1800 STRATFORD AV
615-262-6730
Serves 1,131 students.

MAPLEWOOD COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
401 MAPLEWOOD LA
615-262-6770
Serves 1,125 students.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MAGNET- PEARL HIGH SCHOOL
613 17TH NORTH AV
615-329-8400
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,030 students.

PEARL COHN MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
904 26TH NORTH AV
615-329-8150
A Magnet School.
Serves 869 students.

EAST LITERATURE MAGNET SCHOOL
112 GALLATIN RD
615-262-6947
A Magnet School.
Serves 693 students.

NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
1200 FOSTER AV
Serves 597 students.

HUME FOGG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
700 BROADWAY
615-742-6300
A Magnet School.
Serves 462 students.

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
120 WHITE BRIDGE RD
615-353-3742
Serves 136 students.

RENAISSANCE HIGH SCHOOL
1300 56TH AVENUE NORTH
615-329-8160
Serves 100 students.

J BAXTER ALTERNATIVE
3515 GALLATIN RD
615-650-5381
A Non-traditional School
Serves 77 students.

MADISON SCHOOL
300 OLD HICKORY BL
615-612-2545
A Special Education School
Serves 73 students.

COHN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
4805 PARK AV
615-298-6633
A Non-traditional School

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