With Nashville likely overtaking Memphis as Tennessee’s largest city in the coming years, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising to hear that many of the city’s surrounding counties and communities are also growing just as fast, if not faster.
According to recent reports, four Middle Tennessee counties are among the fastest growing in the entire U.S., and the red hot real estate market and historically low housing inventory around the Nashville area are just another strong indicator of the recent surge in growth and population statistics.
As noted by WSMV, Williamson County has seen a 12% jump in population since 2010, making it the 34th fastest growing county in the U.S. over that timeframe. Similarly, Montgomery, Rutherford and Wilson counties are also seeing double-digit growth percentages as well, while the rest of Tennessee is actually seeing a decline in population.
While Nashville could surpass Memphis in population as early as this year, there’s almost no doubt it will by May 2017 when the next census is scheduled.
Despite much of the state losing population, Tennessee is still on track to overtake Indiana as the 16th most populous state in the U.S., while Nashville is also closing in on Boston in terms of population, which has just under 646,000 residents as of 2013.