Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Davidson County

County Profile Tool
Davidson County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

Middle Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

503.9

County Seat

Nashville

Metropolitan Area

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

ECD Region

Northern Middle

Population

Population (2014)

669,611

Population (2019)

694,144

Population Change (2014-2019)

3.7%

Population Forecast (2040)

804,488

Foreign Born Population

87,545

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

12.8%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

17.3%

Civilian Veteran Population

31,061

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

63.8%

Black or African American, alone

27.4%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.2%

Asian, alone

3.5%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.1%

Some Other Race, alone

2.5%

Two or More Races

2.6%

Hispanic or Latino

10.2%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 7.2%

Female: 6.4%

Total: 6.8%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 22.3%

Female: 20.3%

Total: 21.3%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 67.6%

Female: 66.6%

Total: 67.0%

65 Years and Over

Male: 10.1%

Female: 13.1%

Total: 11.7%

Median Age

Male: 33.7

Female: 35

Total: 34.3

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 5-Year American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 Annual Population Estimates
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tennessee State Data Center (2018)

Housing & Income

Housing & Income

Households

269,078

Homeownership Rate

54.1%

Persons Per Household

2.38

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

81.0%

Median Home Value

$219,900

Annual Home Sales

14,653

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$280,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

16.4%

Total Personal Income

$45,752,132,000

Personal Income Per Capita

$66,060

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

6.4%

$10,000 to $14,999

4.2%

$15,000 to $24,999

9.1%

$25,000 to $34,999

9.9%

$35,000 to $49,999

14.3%

$50,000 to $74,999

19.0%

$75,000 to $99,999

12.8%

$100,000 to $149,999

13.1%

$150,000 to $199,999

5.2%

$200,000 or More

6.0%

Median Household Income

$56,507

Percentage of Households by Income Range

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2018)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2018)

Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property Tax Rate (County)

$2.76

State Property Tax

None

Assessment Ratio: Residential Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Farm Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Commercial/Industrial Property

40%

Assessment Ratio: Public Utility Property

55%

Assessment Ratio: Business Personal Property

30%

State Tax

State Income Tax on Wages

None

State Income Tax: Interest from Bonds and Notes and Dividends from Stock

1% (Hall Income tax is fully repealed after January 1, 2021)

Excise Tax (State)

6.5% of Tennessee taxable income

Franchise Tax (state)

0.25% of the greater of net worth or real and tangible property in Tennessee. The minimum tax is $100.

Unemployment Insurance Tax (state)

2.7% of the first $7,000 in wages for new employers

Sales Tax

State Sales Tax Rate

7.00%

County Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2017)

$346,925,212

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2018)

$379,940,407

Local Sales Tax Collections Growth (FY 2017-FY 2018)

9.5%

State Bond Ratings

Moody's

Aaa

Standard & Poor's

AAA

Fitch

AAA

Debt per Capita

State Debt per Capita

$929 (lowest in U.S.)

County Debt Per Capita

$9,987

Sources:
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2019)
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2019)
The Tax Foundation (2020)

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2018)
Tennessee
Davidson

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,242,754

Davidson: 397,025

Employment

Tennessee: 3,129,078

Davidson: 386,464

Unemployment

Tennessee: 113,676

Davidson: 10,560

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 3.5%

Davidson: 2.7%

Monthly Unemployment Rate*
Current
12 Months Ago

Tennessee

Current: 3.6%

12 Months Ago: 3.3%

Davidson

Current: 2.3%

12 Months Ago: 2.3%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Davidson

2015

Tennessee: 5.6%

Davidson: 4.4%

2016

Tennessee: 4.7%

Davidson: 3.6%

2017

Tennessee: 3.7%

Davidson: 2.7%

2018

Tennessee: 3.5%

Davidson: 2.7%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (December 2018)
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2019)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 223

Establishments: 21

Avg. Annual Wages: $58,972

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 178

Establishments: 9

Avg. Annual Wages: $263,410

Utilities

Employment: 285

Establishments: 8

Employment: $117,539

Construction

Employment: 21,909

Establishments: 1,413

Employment: $77,872

Manufacturing

Employment: 20,952

Establishments: 703

Employment: $72,740

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 21,998

Establishments: 1,803

Employment: $90,148

Retail Trade

Employment: 43,903

Establishments: 2,643

Employment: $43,116

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 22,612

Establishments: 514

Employment: $64,135

Information

Employment: 12,716

Establishments: 833

Employment: $92,812

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 22,267

Establishments: 1,281

Employment: $117,806

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 10,187

Establishments: 1,040

Employment: $64,915

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 35,147

Establishments: 3,086

Employment: $117,728

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 8,572

Establishments: 228

Employment: $120,048

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 43,009

Establishments: 1,530

Employment: $44,600

Educational Services

Employment: 17,733

Establishments: 296

Employment: $71,603

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 76,011

Establishments: 1,806

Employment: $78,599

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 9,557

Establishments: 901

Employment: $120,418

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 53,191

Establishments: 2,028

Employment: $28,436

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 17,249

Establishments: 2,466

Employment: $42,338

Government

Employment: 51,828

Establishments: 197

Employment: $83,210

Unclassified

Employment: 23

Establishments: 17

Employment: $23,693

Total

Employment: 550,846

Establishments: 22,819

Employment: $56,617

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Gaming Managers

Employment: 213

Location Quotient*: 11.66

Sound Engineering Technicians

Employment: 514

Location Quotient*: 7.19

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Employment: 593

Location Quotient*: 7.01

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

Employment: 716

Location Quotient*: 5.18

Nurse Anesthetists

Employment: 756

Location Quotient*: 4.92

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

979

Aerospace & Defense

548

Appliances & Electrical

449

Automotive

306

Business Services

38,499

Chemicals

775

Distribution & Logistics

42,223

Film, Music & Entertainment

8,692

Food & Beverage

4,469

Healthcare & Medical Devices

2,186

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

State of Tennessee

Est. Employees: 25,000

City: Nashville

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Est. Employees: 23,627

City: Nashville

U.S. Government

Est. Employees: 13,000

City: Nashville

Metro Nashville Public Schools

Est. Employees: 9,300

City: Nashville

HCA Holdings, Inc.

Est. Employees: 8,800

City: Nashville

Vanderbilt University

Est. Employees: 5,695

City: Nashville

Asurion, LLC

Est. Employees: 3,750

City: Nashville

Gaylord Opryland USA Inc

Est. Employees: 3,000

City: Nashville

Saint Thomas Medical Service

Est. Employees: 2,900

City: Nashville

UPS

Est. Employees: 2,100

City: Nashville

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

Nashville International

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

380

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Nashville International

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

11,030'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

23.3

Access of Interstate

I-24, I-40, I-65 & I-440

U.S. Highways

31, 41, 70, 431

State Highways

1, 6, 11, 12, 24, 45, 65, 96, 100, 106, 112, 155, 171, 174, 251, 253, 254, 255, 265, 386

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Nashville

Railroads Serving County

CSX, Nashville and Eastern Railroad, Nashville and Western Railroad

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Transportation
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

Education

General Stats
Davidson
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Davidson: 88.70%

Tennessee: 89.50%

Population Aged 25-64 With Associate's Degree Or Higher

Davidson: 47.60%

Tennessee: 36.70%

Population Aged 25-64 With Bachelor's Degree Or Higher

Davidson: 40.70%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Davidson: 80%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Davidson: 60.90%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Davidson: 18.9

Tennessee: 20.2

High School Graduation Rate
College Going Rate
Average ACT Score
Davidson County Schools
Enrollment

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 42,226

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 17,077

High Schools

Enrollment: 21,193

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

Vanderbilt University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 12,587

Nashville State Community College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 9,509

Tennessee State University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 8,770

Belmont University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 7,723

Lipscomb University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 4,632

Trevecca Nazarene University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 3,221

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Nashville

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 1,486

Meharry Medical College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 831

Fisk University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 761

Welch College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 349

Aquinas College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 342

Watkins College of Art Design & Film

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 251

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 229

Middle Tennessee State University

City: Murfreesboro

Enrollment: 22,159

Volunteer State Community College

City: Gallatin

Enrollment: 8,687

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro

City: Murfreesboro

Enrollment: 6,022

Cumberland University

City: Lebanon

Enrollment: 1,963

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 1-Year American Community Survey,
U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Department of Education (2017-2018)
National Center for Education Statistics (2016-2017)
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

† Regional higher education institutions include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Health & Public Safety

Doctors

Number of Doctors

4,718

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

30.9%

Children** (Grade 8)

36.6%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Number of Beds: 1,051

City: Nashville

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Number of Beds: 686

City: Nashville

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

Number of Beds: 683

City: Nashville

Saint Thomas West Hospital

Number of Beds: 541

City: Nashville

Tristar Skyline Madison Campus

Number of Beds: 385

City: Madison

Tristar Skyline Medical Center

Number of Beds: 385

City: Nashville

Tristar Summit Medical Center

Number of Beds: 200

City: Hermitage

Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital

Number of Beds: 150

City: Nashville

Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center

Number of Beds: 126

City: Nashville

Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Number of Beds: 80

City: Nashville

Select Specialty Hospital - Nasvhille

Number of Beds: 70

City: Nashville

Curahealth Nashville

Number of Beds: 60

City: Nashville

Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery

Number of Beds: 23

City: Nashville

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Number of Beds: 286

City: Murfreesboro

Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon McFarland Rehabilitation Center

Number of Beds: 245

City: Lebanon

Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon

Number of Beds: 245

City: Lebanon

Williamson Medical Center

Number of Beds: 185

City: Franklin

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center

Number of Beds: 159

City: Hendersonville

Tristar Portland Medical Park

Number of Beds: 159

City: Portland

Sumner Regional Medical Center

Number of Beds: 155

City: Gallatin

Northcrest Medical Center

Number of Beds: 109

City: Springfield

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

Number of Beds: 109

City: Smyrna

Trustpoint Hospital

Number of Beds: 101

City: Murfreesboro

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin

Number of Beds: 40

City: Franklin

Tristar Ashland City Medical Center

Number of Beds: 12

City: Ashland City

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Health (2014)
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (2014)

† Regional hospitals include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Climate

Climate

Average High Temperature

69.7°F

Average Low Temperature

48.8°F

Average Annual Temperature

59.3°F

Annual Rainfall

47.24"

Elevation (at County Seat)

550'

Prevailing Winds

Southerly

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Belle Meade

Population (2013)

2,930

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.22

Phone Number

(615) 297-6041

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Berry Hill

Population (2013)

559

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

Phone Number

(615) 292-5531

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Forest Hills

Population (2013)

4,911

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

Phone Number

(615) 372-8677

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Goodlettsville

Population (2013)

16,466

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.90

Phone Number

(615) 851-2200

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Nashville

Population (2013)

624,261

Charter Type

Metropolitan Government

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.59

Phone Number

(615) 862-6000

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Oak Hill

Population (2013)

4,639

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

Phone Number

(615) 371-8291

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Ridgetop

Population (2013)

2,353

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25% - 2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.80

Phone Number

(615) 859-0596

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Additional Community Information

ThreeStar Certified County

Yes

Sources:
Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2015)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2015)
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

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