Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville: The twenty-second most populous city in the United States and the center of the Nashville metropolitan area. It is located on the Cumberland River in central Tennessee. Nashville is a major center for the music industry and is home to the Grand Ole Opry.


Nashville is a city located in the county of Davidson in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its population at the 2010 census was 626,681. After 6 years in 2016 city had an estimated population of 684,410 inhabitants.

The city was created 245 years ago in 1778.

Nashville is the capital and largest city in Tennessee. As of July 29, 2023, the population of Nashville is approximately 689,447. Here are some key facts about the city:


Nashville was founded in 1779 and incorporated as a city in 1806. It emerged as a major shipping port and railroad center in the 1800s. Nashville later became renowned as the epicenter of country music.


Nashville is located in northern Middle Tennessee along the Cumberland River. The city spans rolling hills and valleys providing scenic views.


Major industries include music, healthcare, publishing, banking, automotive, and higher education. Nashville is home to headquarters like HCA Healthcare andTractor Supply Company.

Culture & Entertainment

Nashville earned the nickname "Music City" for its famous country music scene found on Broadway and the Grand Ole Opry. Other attractions include the Parthenon and Nashville Zoo.


The Nashville metro area has experienced rapid population growth in recent decades. Nashville has a diverse population that includes Hispanic, Asian, and African American communities.

In summary, Nashville is a historic Southern city that has emerged as a national center for music, commerce, health care, and tourism. It offers a vibrant mix of culture and urban amenities.

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Location of Nashville on Tennessee map.

Quick Facts about Nashville

Population : 684,410 (2016)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
County : Davidson County
Head of government : mayor
Postal code : 37201–37250
Phone Area Codes : 615
Area : 1367250000 km2
Official name : Nashville
Has part : The Gulch, Lockeland Springs, Joelton, Old Hickory, Antioch, Inglewood, East Nashville, Hillsboro Village, Whites Creek, Lakewood, Hermitage, Pasquo, Madison, Bellevue, Donelson, Green Hills
Altitude : 597 feet / 182 meters
Capital city : Nashville is capital of Davidson County, Tennessee
Establishment : January 01, 1779 (245 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 17:02:18 (24th February 2024)
Population growth : 8.43% (2010-2016)
Seal of Nashville  Tennessee seal image
Seal of Nashville Tennessee
Seal of Nashville  Tennessee seal image


Nashville is located at 36°9'57"N 86°47'4"W (36.1658900, -86.7844400).

Nashville map

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The population of Nashville increased by 8.43% in 6 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 626,681 - census
2013 659,042 4.91% census
2014 668,347 1.39% estimation process
2016 684,410 2.35% census

Nashville zip code is 37201. County name: Davidson, County fips: 47037

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Best Things to Do in Nashville

1 Madame Tussauds Nashville

Rating: 4.5 (2093)

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Madame Tussauds Nashville

Where ot Eat in Nashville

1 Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

Rating: 3.9 (103)

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Where to Stay in Nashville

1 Days Inn by Wyndham Nashville Saint Thomas West Hospital

Rating: 3.2 (470)

269 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37209, United States ➦ Show Map

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Days Inn by Wyndham Nashville Saint Thomas West Hospital

Other Places in Nashville

1 Ascension Saint Thomas

Rating: 2.3 (3)

102 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37205, United States ➦ Show Map

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2 Agriculture Department

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3 Porter Building, TN Department of Agriculture Consumer and Industry Services

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4 Jennings Building, Tennessee Department of Agriculture USDA Veterinary Services

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5 Commodity Distribution, Tennessee Department of Agriculture

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6 Holeman Building, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Ag Advancement Division

424 Hogan Rd, Nashville, TN 37220, United States ➦ Show Map

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7 Contessa Health

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8 Tennessee Division of Forestry

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Tennessee Division of Forestry

People born in Nashville (200)

People born in Nashville, including equestrian Ephraim Graham, singer Laura Cantrell, filibuster, physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary William Walker, .


  • Edward Emerson Barnard (American astronomer and astronomical photographer (1857-1923)) he was born in 16/12/1857
  • Ellen McLain (American opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee) she was born in 01/12/1952
  • Cynthia Rhodes (American actress, singer and dancer) she was born in 21/11/1956
  • Annie Potts (American actress) she was born in 28/10/1952
  • Matraca Berg (American country singer) she was born in 03/02/1964
  • Adair Tishler (American actress) she was born in 03/10/1996
  • ODB (American professional wrestler) she was born in 06/06/1978
  • Rita Coolidge (American singer) she was born in 01/05/1945
  • Dawn Upshaw (American soprano) she was born in 17/07/1960
  • Kitty Wells (American country music singer) she was born in 30/08/1919
  • Peter Hardeman Burnett (Governor of California) he was born in 15/11/1807
  • Linda Schele (American mesoamericanist) she was born in 30/10/1942
  • Hillary Scott (American singer and songwriter) she was born in 01/04/1986
  • Young Buck (American rapper) he was born in 15/03/1981
  • Duane Allman (American musician) he was born in 20/11/1946
  • James Denton (American film and television actor) he was born in 20/01/1963
  • Lee MacPhail (American baseball executive) he was born in 25/10/1917
  • Benjamin F. Cheatham (Conferate Army general and owner of a gold mine) he was born in 20/10/1820

Schools in Nashville

College & universities near Nashville, TN

Code Name City ZIP
220464 John A Gupton College Nashville (TN) 37203-2954
446525 SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville Nashville (TN) 37203
220181 Fisk University Nashville (TN) 37208-4501
220792 Meharry Medical College Nashville (TN) 37208
219709 Belmont University Nashville (TN) 37212-3757

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Nashville, TN

Code Name Address Type
NVL Nashville, TN 705 5th Avenue South BUS
CRK Clarksville, TN 11 Jefferson Street \r\n BUS

Post offices near Nashville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Arcad Post Office Nashville (TN) 37219
Broadway Retail Post Office Nashville (TN) 37202
Church Str Post Office Nashville (TN) 37203
East Nashvill Post Office Nashville (TN) 37206
Acklen Post Office Nashville (TN) 37212

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Other cities in Davidson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Davidson County , TN.

City Name Population Title
Goodlettsville 10,397 City in Tennessee, United States of America
Belle Meade 2,788 City in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
Berry Hill 492 Human settlement in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Nashville distances to largest Tennessee cities