What you need to know about Nashville, TN

Nashville is Music City, but it's also the health-care capital of the U.S., home to some 300 health-related companies. The city has more than two dozen higher education institutions including the renowned Vanderbilt UniversityProfessional sports teams play in the heart of the downtown. The vibrant economy also draws young professionals downtown – one reason the city ranked number 36 on our list of the 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs.

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Population

624,261
Up by 5.09%
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Housing

Homes Owned 53.53%
53.53% Complete
Homes Rented 46.47%
46.47% Complete

Real Estate

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Median Home Price

$165,200
Higher than the state average
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Schools

In Nashville, Tennessee


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Median Household Income

$46,758
Lower than the national average

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Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old
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Education

Bachelor’s Degree 36%
36% Complete
Graduated High School 86%
86% Complete
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