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View Poll Results: Does NASHVILLE Dominate Tennessee along with Memphis to smaller degree
Yes Tennessee is Dominated by these two (Nashville and Memphis) 3 11.54%
Yes Tennessee is Dominated by Nashville 10 38.46%
Nah Tennessee is too balanced out 13 50.00%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-05-2016, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Sumner County,Tn
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Is Nashville and a smaller extent memphis Completely dominate in Tennessee the way, London Dominates the UK and the Way Paris dominates France or the way Bangkok dominates Thailand



-All Major Tn companies located in these 2 cities
-All of TN's Major Airports
-Most of the Tourism
-Only two Tn cities really talked about outside of TN

Does NASHVILLE dominate Tennessee and to a smaller Memphis
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:50 AM
 
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This is an odd question but no. A ton of tourism is in East TN and a lot of industry and research too (ORNL, UTK, etc.)
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:13 AM
 
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Your threads are usually stupid and not very well thought out.



Please stop making them.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:37 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Your threads are usually stupid and not very well thought out.



Please stop making them.
Southern Hospitality at its finest.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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Most of the Tourism
OP has never been to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, apparently.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Not even close.

Memphis and Nashville are the largest cities, but are completely separate from the rest of the state. Knoxville has UT, and everything about that part of the state is tinged with orange; east TN has the mountains, GSMNP, and of course Gatlinburg.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:22 AM
 
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Nashville doesn't dominate Tennessee like Chicago dominates Illinois or Atlanta dominates Georgia. Memphis provides a counterweight to Nashville in the state as do Chattanooga and Knoxville to a lesser extent.

However, Nashville's position in the state has become much more prominent over the last few decades. Tennessee is urbanizing similarly to all states, and Nashville is the biggest recipient of that urbanization.

As a percent of Tennessee's population, the Nashville MSA has been steadily gaining prominence:
1950 - 9.8%
1960 - 11.2%
1970 - 13.8%
1980 - 18.5%
1990 - 20.2%
2000 - 23.1%
2010 - 25.1%
2015 - 27.6% (estimated)
2020 - 29.2% (projected)

In terms of economic size, Nashville is also gaining prominence. In 2010 it was responsible for 33.4% of Tennessee's gross state product. In 2015 it was responsible for 34.8% of gross state product. However, despite that growth, the rest of Tennessee still accounts for $1.87 of economic activity for ever $1 in the Nashville Metropolitan Area.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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[quote=BlueRedTide;43256599]Is Nashville and a smaller extent memphis Completely dominate in Tennessee the way, London Dominates the UK and the Way Paris dominates France or the way Bangkok dominates Thailand

Nahhhh smh....lol....far from that.


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-All Major Tn companies located in these 2 cities
-All of TN's Major Airports
-Most of the Tourism
-Only two Tn cities really talked about outside of TN
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Smoky Mountains though.

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Does NASHVILLE dominate Tennessee and to a smaller Memphis
Nashville doesn't dominate Tennessee in the same way as Atlanta and Chicago dominate their respective states. Tennessee metros are spread out somewhat evenly, and despite economic/cultural contributions, there are significant populated areas in Knoxville and Chattanooga. In addition, the Tri-Cities and Dyersburg areas rarely receive any attention because there are no large cities in those areas. However, there are large companies, operations, and institutions of higher learning that notably contribute to the Tennessee economy.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:27 AM
 
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You can't really compare Dyersburg(??) to the Tri Cities. The Tri Cities CSA is approximately the same size as the Chattanooga MSA. East TN is the most populous and most densely populated division of Tennessee and its anchors are Knoxville, Chatty and the TRI.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:56 AM
 
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Nashville doesn't dominate Tennessee like Chicago dominates Illinois or Atlanta dominates Georgia. Memphis provides a counterweight to Nashville in the state as do Chattanooga and Knoxville to a lesser extent.

However, Nashville's position in the state has become much more prominent over the last few decades. Tennessee is urbanizing similarly to all states, and Nashville is the biggest recipient of that urbanization.

As a percent of Tennessee's population, the Nashville MSA has been steadily gaining prominence:
1950 - 9.8%
1960 - 11.2%
1970 - 13.8%
1980 - 18.5%
1990 - 20.2%
2000 - 23.1%
2010 - 25.1%
2015 - 27.6% (estimated)
2020 - 29.2% (projected)

In terms of economic size, Nashville is also gaining prominence. In 2010 it was responsible for 33.4% of Tennessee's gross state product. In 2015 it was responsible for 34.8% of gross state product. However, despite that growth, the rest of Tennessee still accounts for $1.87 of economic activity for ever $1 in the Nashville Metropolitan Area.
Not to undermine your overall point (which I agree with), but it should be noted the Nashville MSA's percentage of the population has increased in large part due to the adding of counties. The point that goes along with that is the addition of counties is due to the overall growth of the city/urban area....but that 1950 figure includes just Davidson County, whereas the 2010 and beyond figures include 14 counties.

To "level the playing field" so to speak, here's what those percentages look like including only Davidson County and also the current 14 county MSA through history....

Davidson County's percentage of Tennessee's population:
1950 - 9.8%
1960 - 11.2%
1970 - 11.4%
1980 - 10.4%
1990 - 10.5%
2000 - 10.0%
2010 - 9.9%
2015 - 10.3% (estimated)

14 County Nashville MSA percentage of Tennessee's population:
1950 - 18.1%
1960 - 19.3%
1970 - 20.2%
1980 - 20.1%
1990 - 22.6%
2000 - 24.3%
2010 - 26.3%
2015 - 27.6% (estimated)

Two things these numbers reveal:
1) Davidson County has remained relatively stable in the last 65 years in terms of the share of population.
2) Nashville's suburbs have enjoyed the lionshare of growth during that time (about 2/3 of all MSA growth in 65 years)

In the end, I wouldn't be surprised if the current MSA boundaries account for 1/3 of the state population by 2030.

It should also be noted that the Memphis MSA share of the population is a bit skewed by nearly 1/4 of its population living out of state.

Likewise, Chattanooga and Kingsport-Bristol also have significant portions of the MSA populations living out of state. While the population they influence is outside of Tennessee's boundaries, one could argue that including the "out of state" boundaries of Tennessee's metro areas would reveal a much more balanced state overall. Just adding up a tally of out-of-state CSA counties adds more than 865,000 under the influence of Tennessee metros.
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