While it’s certainly no secret that Nashville and the rest of Middle Tennessee continues to grow and expand, newly released census data confirms more and more people are making their way to our neck of the woods.
According to the data, Tennessee as a whole saw about a 1% spike in population compared to last year, bringing the state’s estimated population up to 6.65 million people.
Not surprisingly, the fastest growing counties in Tennessee were either in or around metropolitan Nashville, which collectively grew by 2% from last year, or roughly three times the U.S. growth rate. To date, about 1.86 million people now call the Nashville metro area home.
With more than 39,000 people moving to Tennessee last year, the Volunteer State now ranks as the 11th fastest growing state for net migration, according to the Tennessee State Data Center.