Income/capita 1%
Household income 10%
Unemployment 7%
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Income per capita$29,427$26,019$29,829
Median household income$49,891$46,574$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,723$58,570$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,704$28,937$35,192
Median earnings male$31,743$32,560$36,919
Median earnings female$28,522$24,186$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level18.0%17.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Nashville is 1% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Nashville is 10% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Nashville is 7% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Nashville is 19% higher than the national average

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      Nashville median earnings by income bracket

      Nashville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector9.7%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.3%6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.8%12.3%
      Public administration3.9%5.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%2.0%
      Education, health & social services14.0%34.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Belle Meade, TN2,704$195,208252.9%
      Forest Hills, TN4,999$188,867241.4%
      Oak Hill, TN4,686$148,500168.4%
      Brentwood, TN40,873$148,340168.1%
      Shackle Island, TN3,290$117,841113.0%
      Nashville, TN643,771$49,8919.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Memphis, TN655,857$36,97533.2%
      Boston, MA658,279$58,5165.8%
      Washington, DC659,009$72,93531.8%
      Denver, CO663,303$56,2581.7%
      Baltimore, MD621,000$44,26220.0%
      Nashville, TN643,771$49,8919.8%
      Source: The Nashville, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).