Davidson County is located in Middle-Tennessee. Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. In 1963, the City of Nashville and the Davidson County government merged and is known as the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County – “Metro Nashville” for short.
Metropolitan Council is the legislative body of Nashville and Davidson County. Members are elected to serve a term of four years. There are five council members-at-large and thirty-five district council representatives.
Davidson County has the largest population in the 13-county Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nashville has always been the region’s center of commerce, industry, transportation, and culture, but it did not become the capital of Tennessee until 1827 and did not gain permanent capital status until 1843.
The Tennessee State Capitol is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the nation and Davidson County is the oldest county in Middle Tennessee. It dates to 1783, when the North Carolina legislature created the county and named it in honor of William Lee Davidson, a North Carolina officer who died in the Revolutionary War on January 1, 1782.
Adjacent counties to Davidson County include: Robertson County, Tennessee – north, Sumner County Tennessee – northeast, Wilson County, Tennessee – east, Rutherford County, Tennessee – southeast, Williamson County, Tennessee – south and Cheatham County, Tennessee – west.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Davidson County has a total area of 526 square miles of which 502 square miles is land and 24 square miles is water. The Cumberland River flows through the middle of the county. Old Hickory Lock and Dam and J. Percy Priest Dam are two dams within the county that are operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Compared to the rest of the country, Davidson County’s cost of living is 3.70% lower than the U.S. average.
All of Davidson County is under the consolidated Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. However, several municipalities that were incorporated before consolidation retain some autonomy as independent municipalities including: Belle Meade, Berry Hill, Forest Hills, Goodlettsville, Oak Hill and Ridgetop.
The portions of Davidson County that lie outside the boundaries of the 7 independently incorporated municipalities are treated as the Nashville-Davidson balance.
There are also several other communities in the county that lack official status of incorporated municipalities that maintain their independent identities, including: Antioch, Bellevue, Bellshire, Bordeaux, Donelson, Hermitage, Lakewood, Inglewood, Joelton, Madison, Old Hickory, Pasquo and Whites Creek.
Davidson County is rich with civic and cultural opportunities and offers residents a traditional sense of community with a variety of real estate options to choose from.
Nashville-Davidson County, TN People
As of 2011, Nashville-Davidson County’s population is 636,319 people with a population growth of 11.70% since 2000. There are 1,253 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 37.4. 39.02% of people in Davidson County are married and 14.46% are divorced. The average household size is in Davidson County is 2.32 people. 40.30% of people are married with children and 54.66% have children and single.
Davidson County, TN Climate
Nashville-Davidson gets 48 inches of rain per year and 10 inches of snowfall. Number of days with any measurable precipitation is 119. On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in Nashville-Davidson with July highs around 90 degrees and January lows around 28 degrees.
Nashville-Davidson County, TN Economy
The unemployment rate in Davidson County is 8.40%, with job growth at 3.15%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.90%. Davidson County sales tax rate is 9.25%. The income per capita is $27,369, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $47,761.
Population by Occupation in Nashville-Davidson County, TN
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 13.98%
- Professional and Related Occupations 24.60%
- Sales and Office 27.98%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.06%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 7.62%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 13.51%
Nashville-Davidson County, TN Real Estate and Housing Statistics
If you’re in the market to buy real estate in Davidson County, TN or thinking about relocating to Davidson County, TN, you’ll find many residential options to choose from.
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The median home value in Nashville-Davidson is $163,200 with home appreciation at -1.75% over the last year. The median age of Nashville-Davidson, real estate is 34 years. Renters make up 36.63% of the Nashville-Davidson population and 7.08% of houses and apartments in Nashville-Davidson are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Nashville-Davidson, TN Schools
Davidson County is served by Metro Nashville Public Schools. Their goal is to provide every student with the foundation of knowledge, skills and character necessary to excel in higher education, work and life. Complete list of Metro Nashville Public schools.
Nashville-Davidson, TN Educational Statistics
- 2 yr College Grad. 5.82%
- 4 yr College Grad. 20.40%
- Graduate Degrees 11.58%
- High School Grads. 84.64%
Hospitals/Medical Centers in Davidson County, TN
- Baptist Hospital
- Centennial Medical Center
- Vanderbilt Hospital
- Skyline Medical Center
- Southern Hills Medical Center
- Middle Tennessee Medical Center
- Columbia Summit Medical Center
Colleges/Universities in or nearest to Davidson County, TN
- Vanderbilt University
- Belmont University
- David Lipscomb University
- Tennessee State University
- Nashville State Technical Institute
- Middle Tennessee State University
Golf Courses in Davidson County, TN
- Harpeth Hills Golf
- Mc Cabe Golf Course
- Nashboro Golf Club
- Shelby Park Golf Course
- Springhouse Golf Club-Opryland
- Through The Green Highland Rim
- Vinny Links Golf Course
- Warner Golf Course
- Twelve Stones Crossing Golf
Nashville-Davidson County, TN Transportation and Commute
Major Highways in Davidson County include: Interstate 24, Interstate 40, Interstate 65 and Interstate 440. Davidson County is served by the Nashville International airport. The average one-way commute in Nashville-Davidson takes 25 minutes. 81% of commuters drive their own car alone and 9% carpool with others. 2% take mass transit and 4% work from home.
Davidson County, TN Real Estate – Davidson County Tennessee Short Sales, Foreclosures, Short Sale Help and Foreclosure Assistance
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