Nashville is at the hub of activity for a dynamic region of a million and a half people in 21 counties. Since Tennessee stretches some 500 miles from east to west and borders eight states, Nashville is optimally located to physically and culturally link a wide diversity of people and places.
The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities. Reflecting the city’s position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court’s courthouse for Middle Tennessee. It is known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname “Music City”.
Per 2010 census:
Median household income: $42,639