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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Williamson County

County Profile Tool
Williamson County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

Middle Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

582.6

County Seat

Franklin

Metropolitan Area

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

ECD Region

Northern Middle

Population

Population (2014)

205,334

Population (2019)

238,412

Population Change (2014-2019)

16.1%

Population Forecast (2040)

361,562

Foreign Born Population

16,471

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

7.5%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

8.7%

Civilian Veteran Population

9,982

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

89.2%

Black or African American, alone

4.3%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.2%

Asian, alone

4.1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.0%

Some Other Race, alone

0.3%

Two or More Races

1.8%

Hispanic or Latino

4.7%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 6.2%

Female: 5.7%

Total: 6.0%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 28.8%

Female: 26.6%

Total: 27.7%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 59.6%

Female: 60.2%

Total: 59.9%

65 Years and Over

Male: 11.6%

Female: 13.2%

Total: 12.4%

Median Age

Male: 38.6

Female: 39.8

Total: 39.2

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

71,043

Homeownership Rate

80.6%

Persons Per Household

2.9

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

84.1%

Median Home Value

$417,700

Annual Home Sales

6,066

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$500,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

4.3%

Total Personal Income

$21,984,699,000

Personal Income Per Capita

$94,872

County Median Wage

$20.96

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

2.4%

$10,000 to $14,999

1.4%

$15,000 to $24,999

4.1%

$25,000 to $34,999

3.9%

$35,000 to $49,999

8.0%

$50,000 to $74,999

12.7%

$75,000 to $99,999

12.4%

$100,000 to $149,999

22.7%

$150,000 to $199,999

12.1%

$200,000 or More

20.3%

Median Household Income

$109,026

Percentage of Households by Income Range

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2019)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2018)
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (2020)

Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property Tax Rate (County)

$2.22

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

2.75%

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2019)

$136,070,861

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2020)

$151,470,792

Local Sales Tax Collections Growth (FY 2019 - FY 2020)

11.3%

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

$3,618

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

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2018)
Tennessee
Williamson

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,242,754

Williamson: 120,664

Employment

Tennessee: 3,129,078

Williamson: 117,623

Unemployment

Tennessee: 113,676

Williamson: 3,041

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 3.5%

Williamson: 2.5%

Monthly Unemployment Rate*
Current
12 Months Ago

Tennessee

Current: 3.6%

12 Months Ago: 3.3%

Williamson

Current: 2.1%

12 Months Ago: 2.2%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Williamson

2015

Tennessee: 5.6%

Williamson: 4.0%

2016

Tennessee: 4.7%

Williamson: 3.4%

2017

Tennessee: 3.7%

Williamson: 2.7%

2018

Tennessee: 3.5%

Williamson: 2.5%

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: 179

Establishments: 28

Avg. Annual Wages: $39,561

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 39

Establishments: 2

Avg. Annual Wages: $70,823

Utilities

Employment: 159

Establishments: 10

Employment: $141,315

Construction

Employment: 6,269

Establishments: 552

Employment: $79,133

Manufacturing

Employment: 3,188

Establishments: 181

Employment: $88,949

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 3,709

Establishments: 793

Employment: $128,658

Retail Trade

Employment: 15,313

Establishments: 750

Employment: $41,881

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 1,559

Establishments: 100

Employment: $97,996

Information

Employment: 4,330

Establishments: 389

Employment: $102,517

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 11,937

Establishments: 761

Employment: $117,188

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 1,876

Establishments: 345

Employment: $84,671

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 15,606

Establishments: 1,625

Employment: $98,585

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 9,923

Establishments: 149

Employment: $128,200

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 10,875

Establishments: 641

Employment: $63,233

Educational Services

Employment: 1,834

Establishments: 157

Employment: $49,417

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 14,580

Establishments: 719

Employment: $68,541

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 2,481

Establishments: 307

Employment: $44,096

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 12,630

Establishments: 536

Employment: $25,221

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 3,820

Establishments: 774

Employment: $38,917

Government

Employment: 11,571

Establishments: 52

Employment: $62,444

Unclassified

Employment: 12

Establishments: 5

Employment: $54,060

Total

Employment: 155,179

Establishments: 8,874

Employment: $60,013

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Gaming Managers

Employment: 49

Location Quotient*: 9.45

Sound Engineering Technicians

Employment: 99

Location Quotient*: 4.91

Physical Therapist Aides

Employment: 244

Location Quotient*: 4.83

New Accounts Clerks

Employment: 165

Location Quotient*: 4.31

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Employment: 102

Location Quotient*: 4.28

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

24

Aerospace & Defense

13

Appliances & Electrical

536

Automotive

128

Business Services

22,497

Chemicals

25

Distribution & Logistics

4,565

Film, Music & Entertainment

2,092

Food & Beverage

377

Healthcare & Medical Devices

738

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

Williamson County School District

Est. Employees: 6,173

City: Franklin

Optum, Inc.

Est. Employees: 1,984

City: Brentwood

Nissan North America, Inc.

Est. Employees: 1,800

City: Franklin

County of Williamson

Est. Employees: 1,650

City: Franklin

Schneider Electric USA, Inc.

Est. Employees: 1,600

City: Franklin

United Health Group

Est. Employees: 1,467

City: Brentwood

Williamson Medical Center

Est. Employees: 1,330

City: Franklin

Lee Company

Est. Employees: 1,300

City: Franklin

Comdata Holdings Corporation

Est. Employees: 1,000

City: Brentwood

Ford Motor Credit Company LLC

Est. Employees: 875

City: Franklin

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

Nashville International

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

24

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

380

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Nashville International

Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport

24.6

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

11,030'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

27.2

Access of Interstate

I-40 & I-65

U.S. Highways

31, 41, 431

State Highways

6, 11, 16, 46, 96, 100, 106, 246, 247, 248, 252, 253, 396, 397, 441, 840

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Nashville

Railroads Serving County

CSX

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

Education

General Stats
Williamson
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Williamson: 96.40%

Tennessee: 89.50%

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

Williamson: 67.90%

Tennessee: 36.70%

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

Williamson: 61.40%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Williamson: 96%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Williamson: 84.50%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Williamson: 25.4

Tennessee: 20.2

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

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 15,831

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 7,921

High Schools

Enrollment: 11,918

Franklin Special School District
Enrollment

Elemetary Schools

Enrollment: 2,315

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 1,061

High Schools

Enrollment: 0

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

Middle Tennessee State University

City: Murfreesboro

Enrollment: 22,159

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

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro

City: Murfreesboro

Enrollment: 6,022

Columbia State Community College

City: Columbia

Enrollment: 5,762

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

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson

City: Dickson

Enrollment: 1,006

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

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

1,086

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

25.9%

Children** (Grade 8)

23.8%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Williamson Medical Center

Number of Beds: 185

City: Franklin

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin

Number of Beds: 40

City: Franklin

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

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Number of Beds: 286

City: Murfreesboro

Maury Regional Hospital

Number of Beds: 255

City: Columbia

Tristar Summit Medical Center

Number of Beds: 200

City: Hermitage

Tristar Horizon Medical Center

Number of Beds: 157

City: Dickson

Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital

Number of Beds: 150

City: Nashville

Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center

Number of Beds: 126

City: Nashville

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

Number of Beds: 109

City: Smyrna

Trustpoint Hospital

Number of Beds: 101

City: Murfreesboro

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

Marshall Medical Center

Number of Beds: 25

City: Lewisburg

Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital

Number of Beds: 25

City: Centerville

Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery

Number of Beds: 23

City: Nashville

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

70.4°F

Average Low Temperature

47.2°F

Average Annual Temperature

58.8°F

Annual Rainfall

52.84"

Elevation (at County Seat)

655'

Prevailing Winds

Southeast

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Brentwood

Population (2013)

39,059

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.44

Phone Number

(615) 371-0060

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Fairview

Population (2013)

8,020

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.00

Phone Number

(615) 799-2484

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Franklin

Population (2013)

66,596

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.41

Phone Number

(615) 791-3217

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Nolensville

Population (2013)

6,131

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.15

Phone Number

(615) 776-3633

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Spring Hill

Population (2013)

31,467

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.5767 - $0.5903

Phone Number

(931) 486-2252

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Thompson's Station

Population (2013)

2,552

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.10

Phone Number

(615) 794-4333

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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