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Nashville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Nashville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Nashville.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nash County at latitude 35.9746 and longitude -77.9655. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Nashville (see map) encompass a land area of 4.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Nashville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,515
Population in Households 5,377
Population in Familes 4,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density1 1,333
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,291
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,344 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 948 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $156,479
Average Home Value $173,309


Median Household Income $45,666
Average Household Income $59,406
Per Capita Income $24,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.71% 0.33%
Households 0.88% 0.44%
Families 0.87% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Nashville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nashville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 137 82nd
Population Density1 # 114 85th
Diversity Index2 # 264 64th
Median Household Income # 237 68th
Per Capita Income # 203 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.