Nashville has been BOOMING for the past couple years now and it hasn't slowed down one bit!
New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Nashville metro statistical area added 36,337 people during the one-year stretch that ended July 1, 2016, meaning the region grew by an average of 100 people a day over those 12 months.
The overall population of the 14-county Nashville region grew from 1,828,961 to 1,865,298, a 2 percent increase.
From 2010 to 2016, the Nashville area grew an average 32,403 people a year, a pace of about 89 people daily. The overall population jumped by 11.6 percent during those six years.
Suburbs have absorbed the majority of the growth since 2015, with Rutherford County's population jumping by 9,828 people from 2015 to 2016, followed by Williamson County, which grew by 7,433. Davidson County, home of Nashville, grew by 6,087.
Nicholas J. Lindeman noted that if Nashville maintains this pace, the region would approach a population of around 2 million by the next census in 2020.
Nashville metro area's population ranks 36th overall among the 382 metropolitan statistical areas. Us Nashvillians saw the 19th largest population increase from 2015 to 2016, and the 38th largest population increase by percentage.
It's no wonder all these condos are popping up on every corner!! We have to accommodate all these new bodies moving in!
However, we are getting pretty full.
And these highways are not getting any bigger.
Sooo...you may want to just go on ahead and turn around. LOL
But in all seriousness, I do love to see all these new faces and see Nashville grow! Coming from California, I felt like Nashville was so small and in the middle of no where lol but now it's definitely becoming more "big city" & I'm loving it! (minus the traffic of course..)
Story: Joey Garrison, USA Today Network - Tennessee