Regional Profile

The greater Nashville region is poised to grow by leaps and bounds over the next couple of decades. Across the 10-county Cumberland Region around Nashville, the MPO forecasts close to another million people by the year 2035. Where those people will live, work, and play and the socio-economic characteristics of those folks will significantly influence the need for investments into our region's roads, transit, and walking and bicycling infrastructure.

Growth Trend across the 10-County Cumberland Region

In planning for our future, we must realize that we will be different in the years to come. By 2035, our region will be larger than the size of the Denver region is today - that's the magnitude of growth for which we must plan.

Population Growth Trend

Population & Employment Forecast for the Nashville Area MPO

  Year MPO Davidson Maury Robertson Rutherford Sumner Williamson Wilson
People 2006 1,394,928 613,856 77,550 61,708 230,980 148,534 159,094 103,206
2015 1,637,000 654,879 89,371 73,949 288,734 172,232 229,052 128,783
2025 1,904,300 702,871 101,595 87,563 349,083 197,500 308,328 157,360
2035 2,174,914 752,326 114,005 101,324 409,986 223,124 387,970 186,179
Jobs 2006 983,074 559,435 44,773 29,573 131,831 57,236 108,904 51,322
2015 1,128,118 618,891 50,722 34,251 155,284 64,282 143,628 61,060
2025 1,316,029 687,059 58,019 40,223 187,195 73,129 196,539 73,865
2035 1,536,746 755,684 65,964 47,049 226,453 83,053 269,755 88,788
Households 2006 557,156 262,173 30,295 23,196 86,816 57,539 57,805 39,332
2015 675,667 289,632 36,218 28,874 112,778 70,052 86,646 51,467
2025 799,466 316,455 41,962 34,884 139,114 82,970 119,252 64,829
2035 913,442 338,140 47,182 40,511 163,719 95,226 150,917 77,747

Source: Woods & Pool Economics

For More Information

Nicholas Lindeman
Economic & Systems Data Analyst
615-862-7198
lindeman@nashvillempo.org

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