New data: Nashville region still growing by 100 people a day

HomeMiddle TN in the NewsNew data: Nashville region still growing by 100 people a day

Nashville is still booming, and the pace hasn’t slowed.

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.

That closely matches the 36,435 net population increase that the Nashville area had from 2014 and 2015 — also an average of 100 people a day — and the 34,072 net population increase from 2013 to 2014, an average of 93 people a day.

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, and Wilson County grew by 4,009.

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