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Davidson County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 668,347 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 569,891 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 109,233
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,882
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 131,384
Renter-occupied apartments: 114,384 (it was 106,021 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

32%

Land area: 502 sq. mi.

Water area: 23.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 1331 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Davidson County: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.4%), Educational, health and social services (16.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Davidson County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (27.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.8%)
  • Asian alone (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 323,721  (48.4%)
Females: 344,626  (51.6%)

Davidson County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Davidson County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,026 ($39,797 in 1999)

This county:

$52,026
Tennessee:

$47,275

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $793 (lower quartile is $603, upper quartile is $1,009)
This county:

$793
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $188,200 (it was $114,200 in 2000)
Davidson:

$188,200
Tennessee:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,800 - $315,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $272,284
Here:

$272,284
State:

$208,881

Townhouses or other attached units: $208,555
Here:

$208,555
State:

$193,585

In 2-unit structures: $200,404
Here:

$200,404
State:

$164,040

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,939
Here:

$152,939
State:

$153,586

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,017
Here:

$202,017
State:

$190,933

Mobile homes: $60,666
Here:

$60,666
State:

$67,500

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $315,976
Here:

$315,976
State:

$86,530
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,303
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $470

Institutionalized population: 9,226
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Health of residents in Davidson County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
70.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
78.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
69.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2376 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2001: 3005 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2002: 2877 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2003: 3192 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2004: 3630 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2005: 3819 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2006: 4089 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2007: 3253 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2008: 1550 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2009: 1119 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2010: 1041 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2011: 1112 buildings, average cost: $211,100
  • 2012: 1342 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2013: 1896 buildings, average cost: $240,100
  • 2014: 2584 buildings, average cost: $239,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,720 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,768 (0.9%)

Davidson County household income distribution in 2009 Davidson County home values distribution Davidson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.9%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.8% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.9%
Davidson County:

16.9%
Tennessee:

16.7%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.8% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.9% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Davidson County is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $666 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $864 a month.

Cities in this county include: Metropolitan Government, Nashville-Davidson, Goodlettsville, Forest Hills, Oak Hill, Belle Meade, Lakewood, Berry Hill.

Davidson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Davidson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Campbell County , Newton County, Arkansas , Sullivan County , Washington County , Yadkin County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 41,321
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 39,596 (25% naturalized citizens)

Davidson County:

6.9%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 17,721
  • 1990 to 1994: 8,852
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,606
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,072
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,783
  • 1970 to 1974: 975
  • 1970 to 1974: 828
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,759
Note: State values scaled to Davidson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.0%

Davidson County marital status for males Davidson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 133,369
  • One, attached: 17,560
  • Two: 15,218
  • 3 or 4: 10,063
  • 5 to 9: 17,900
  • 10 to 19: 22,771
  • 20 or more: 31,900
  • Mobile homes: 4,170
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Davidson County with a mortgage: 83,416 (9,691 second mortgage, 8,009 home equity loan, 342 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,597

Here:

71.9% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Davidson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant208,931485
Mainline Protestant55,873132
Black Protestant45,44186
Catholic30,87418
Other17,08251
Orthodox7,02210
None261,458-
Davidson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 125
Davidson County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 275
Davidson County:

4.43 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 546
This county:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Davidson County:

10.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Davidson County:

30.1%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Davidson County:

Average size of farms: 90 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,579
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $889.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,741
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,425
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.08
Vegetables: 176 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Earthquake activity:

Davidson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.3 miles away from Davidson County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 168.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Davidson County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: April 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1978: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1978, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 02, 2006 to April 08, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1634: April 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1634, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1331: June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: 1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1275: May 12, 1999, FEMA Id: 1275, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1167: March 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Davidson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (27%)
  • Iraq (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Laos (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Davidson County (%):

  • United States or American (15%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Davidson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 224,843 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 38,111 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,654 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 34 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 334 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 217 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 405 (0%)
  • Walked: 6,679 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,820 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 8,867 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Davidson County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 11,313 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,027 people in state prisons
  • 2,515 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,335 people in nursing homes
  • 1,678 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 481 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 481 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 458 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 329 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 301 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 258 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 233 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 226 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 201 people in other group homes
  • 172 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 147 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 119 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 113 people in religious group quarters
  • 93 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 88 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 63 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Davidson County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 13,660 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,951 people in state prisons
  • 2,198 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,169 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,167 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 960 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 508 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 323 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 282 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 157 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 151 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 123 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 100 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 53 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 42 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,697.

8.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($119 average AGI)
Davidson County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

3.97% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($16,044 average AGI)
4.37% relocated from other states ($20,600 average AGI)
Davidson County:

4.37%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rutherford County, TN  0.82% ($28,936 average AGI)
from Williamson County, TN  0.60% ($53,243)
from Sumner County, TN  0.50% ($31,035)
from Wilson County, TN  0.36% ($33,407)
from Shelby County, TN  0.24% ($33,034)
from Robertson County, TN  0.16% ($27,378)
from Cheatham County, TN  0.15% ($35,685)


7.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($383 average AGI)
Davidson County:

0.07%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

4.09% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($22,037 average AGI)
3.74% relocated to other states ($19,510 average AGI)
Davidson County:

3.74%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rutherford County, TN  0.98% ($32,576 average AGI)
to Williamson County, TN  0.62% ($86,753)
to Sumner County, TN  0.58% ($39,388)
to Wilson County, TN  0.46% ($46,016)
to Shelby County, TN  0.18% ($28,972)
to Robertson County, TN  0.17% ($32,963)
to Cheatham County, TN  0.15% ($33,838)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.6

Births per 1000 population in Davidson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Davidson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Davidson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Davidson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Davidson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 74,912 (60,968 aged, 13,944 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 16,408 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Davidson County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,644)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,895)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,634)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3,598)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,122)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,588)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,447)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,429)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (1,408)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,386)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,638
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 658
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,164

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,582
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 874
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 109

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.4
  • Cut/Pierce - 11.6
  • Other - 21.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 77.8
  • Poisoning - 21.8
  • Suffocation - 18.1
  • Other - 13.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 600,811
  • In family households: 454,544 (88,937 male householders, 56,229 female householders)
    95,093 spouses, 156,428 children (146,751 natural, 3,595 adopted, 6,082 stepchildren), 13,723 grandchildren, 8,927 brothers or sisters, 5,523 parents, 10,609 other relatives, 16,003 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 146,267 (52,098 male householders (38,614 living alone)), 62,235 female householders (50,889 living alone)), 31,934 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 25,870 (9,226 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 64,050 2-persons, 34,984 3-persons, 25,230 4-persons, 12,171 5-persons, 4,945 6-persons, 3,786 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 89,503 1-person, 20,147 2-persons, 3,100 3-persons, 1,082 4-persons, 317 5-persons, 105 6-persons, 79 7-or-more-persons.

69,657 married couples with children.
40,462 single-parent households (6,197 men, 34,265 women).

90.2% of residents of Davidson County speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,230,483,000 ($9,137 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $281,483,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,308,884,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $772,403,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $26,387,000
Federal grants: $2,200,367,000
Federal procurement contracts: $401,203,000 ($72,315,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $521,239,000 ($103,183,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $68,702,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $634,524,000
Federal Government insurance: $427,537,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 47,086
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 27,071
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14,777
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -28,751
Here -50 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Davidson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 120.13 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,285
  • 2010 to 2013: 8,790
  • 2000 to 2009: 45,828
  • 1990 to 1999: 35,319
  • 1980 to 1989: 46,829
  • 1970 to 1979: 49,325
  • 1960 to 1969: 40,301
  • 1950 to 1959: 35,214
  • 1940 to 1949: 15,637
  • 1939 or earlier: 19,280
Note: State values scaled to Davidson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Davidson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Davidson County population
  • 1 room: 61
  • 2 rooms: 864
  • 3 rooms: 3,401
  • 4 rooms: 11,290
  • 5 rooms: 27,569
  • 6 rooms: 32,481
  • 7 rooms: 23,934
  • 8 rooms: 15,589
  • 9+ rooms: 16,195
  • 1 room: 3,686
  • 2 rooms: 11,073
  • 3 rooms: 23,424
  • 4 rooms: 32,843
  • 5 rooms: 20,889
  • 6 rooms: 8,845
  • 7 rooms: 2,968
  • 8 rooms: 1,373
  • 9+ rooms: 920
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Davidson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Davidson County population
  • no bedroom: 212
  • 1 bedroom: 3,434
  • 2 bedrooms: 31,774
  • 3 bedrooms: 68,828
  • 4 bedrooms: 23,209
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,927
  • no bedroom: 4,393
  • 1 bedroom: 36,430
  • 2 bedrooms: 46,797
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,344
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,664
  • 5+ bedrooms: 393
Cars and other vehicles available in Davidson County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Davidson County population
  • no vehicle: 4,333
  • 1 vehicle: 41,360
  • 2 vehicles: 59,528
  • 3 vehicles: 19,484
  • 4 vehicles: 5,049
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,630
  • no vehicle: 16,419
  • 1 vehicle: 54,798
  • 2 vehicles: 28,182
  • 3 vehicles: 5,034
  • 4 vehicles: 1,184
  • 5+ vehicles: 404

47% of Davidson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Tennessee.

Davidson County:

47.1%
State average:

54.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 329,289
  • Northeast: 24,812
  • Midwest: 55,826
  • South: 97,813
  • West: 17,725

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $113,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Davidson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.2%)
  • Electricity (47.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Electricity (79.0%)
  • Utility gas (18.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,745
Here:

17.3%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,826
Here:

17.9%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14,902
Here:

45.9%
Tennessee:

22.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 11,982
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,199
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 10,783
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,215
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 7,496
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,271
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,931
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,893
Davidson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Davidson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 142 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,979$154,0243,187$196,83512,270$189,598412$94,97328$3,360,1071,412$150,94830$87,367
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED144$145,958227$225,4051,094$167,356114$43,2282$813,00090$128,3444$33,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED507$147,874551$159,3194,594$167,652630$37,0493$418,667435$115,48336$66,056
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN638$153,820665$201,4573,083$180,477115$83,7742$16,361,500283$140,0534$106,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS83$157,89280$221,363714$197,19342$102,8333$3,378,33350$127,7002$114,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 134 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED506$193,619388$188,69320$199,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED162$181,179157$193,33818$146,389
APPLICATIONS DENIED70$180,65784$184,04811$149,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$187,91350$201,3804$249,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS32$173,00017$193,82411$142,182

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Davidson County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,01880.5 years
James99573.6 years
William89175.8 years
John82775.7 years
Robert59974.4 years
Charles46774.7 years
Margaret38580.9 years
George36575.2 years
Elizabeth34683.2 years
Thomas32674.3 years
Most common last names in Davidson County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith41978.4 years
Jones34778.4 years
Williams26677.4 years
Brown23377.8 years
Johnson20678.2 years
Davis16077.1 years
Martin15678.5 years
Moore15077.2 years
Harris14877.2 years
Wilson13078.8 years
Businesses in Davidson County, TN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4Knights Inn2
AMF Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T5Kroger19
Abercrombie & Fitch1La Quinta3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware6Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts9LensCrafters1
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza7
American Eagle Outfitters2Loews1
Ann Taylor2Long John Silver's2
Apple Store1Lowe's4
Applebee's4Macy's2
Arby's11Marriott11
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls2
AutoZone12MasterBrand Cabinets19
Avenue2Mazda2
BMW1McDonald's27
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse3
Baskin-Robbins5Microtel1
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity4
Baymont Inn2New Balance10
Bebe1New York & Co2
Bed Bath & Beyond4Nike34
Ben & Jerry's1Nissan3
Best Western6Office Depot5
Blockbuster5OfficeMax3
Brooks Brothers2Old Navy3
Brookstone1Olive Garden2
Budget Car Rental4Outback2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse2
Burger King17Panda Express1
CVS15Panera Bread6
Cache1Papa John's Pizza8
CarMax1Payless3
Casual Male XL2Penske5
Catherines3PetSmart3
Charlotte Russe1Pier 1 Imports4
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut13
Chick-Fil-A3Plato's Closet2
Chico's1Popeyes5
Chipotle2Pottery Barn Kids1
Chuck E. Cheese's2Publix Super Markets6
Church's Chicken11Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cinnabon 1Quality1
Circle K2Quiznos6
Clarks1RadioShack8
Coldwater Creek1Ramada2
Comfort Inn5Red Lobster2
Comfort Suites2Red Robin1
Costco1Red Roof Inn2
Cracker Barrel4Rite Aid4
Cricket Wireless40Rodeway Inn2
Crossland Economy Studios1Rooms To Go1
Curves3Ruby Tuesday3
DHL5Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen7Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn8SAS Shoes3
Deb1SONIC Drive-In16
Decora Cabinetry4Sam's Club3
Discount Tire2Sears8
Domino's Pizza10Sephora1
DressBarn1Sheraton2
Dressbarn2Shoe Carnival1
Dunkin Donuts6Sleep Inn2
Econo Lodge3Soma Intimates1
Express1Sprint Nextel12
Extended Stay America2Staples4
FedEx108Starbucks29
Finish Line1Steak 'n Shake2
Firestone Complete Auto Care13Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford3Subway39
GNC9Super 86
GameStop8T-Mobile14
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's2
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx4
Gymboree2Taco Bell19
H&R Block21Talbots2
Haagen-Dazs1Target5
Hardee's4The Athlete's Foot2
Havertys Furniture1The Cheesecake Factory1
Haworth1The Room Place1
Hilton16Toyota2
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us4
Holiday Inn9Trader Joe's1
Home Depot5True Value1
Homestead Studio Suites1U-Haul22
Honda2UPS115
Hot Topic1Urban Outfitters1
Howard Johnson1Value City Furniture1
Hyatt2Vans5
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless5
IHOP4Victoria's Secret2
InTown Suites3Volkswagen1
J. Jill1Waffle House13
J.Crew1Walgreens23
Jack In The Box8Walmart9
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's20
Johnny Rockets1Wet Seal2
Jones New York10White Castle4
Journeys2Whole Foods Market1
Justice2Wingate1
KFC11YMCA11
Kmart4Z Gallerie1

Davidson County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"