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Tennessee is America’s 7th Least Healthy State

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, have proven more challenging and some have even worsened considerably. Health outcomes differ widely across states, and the likelihood of living a healthy life largely […]

Life Expectancy in Nashville Below National Average

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN metro area, life expectancy is 77.2 years at birth, lower than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Tennessee, life expectancy […]

Tennessee Managed No Better Than the Average U.S. State

Comparing the quality of governance between states can be challenging. The decisions state governors, legislators, city mayors and other elected officials make can have wide-reaching effects on state residents, and these decisions can sometimes take years to have an impact. Aware of these inherent challenges, 24/7 Wall St. has for seven straight years reviewed the […]

Why Owning a Home is More Common in Nashville

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area, 65.7% of residents own their homes, higher than the national homeownership rate and the fourth lowest of any metro area in Tennessee. Young Americans are […]

Poverty Rate in Nashville Below National Level

An estimated 12.7% of residents in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than both the national poverty rate of 14.7% and the state’s poverty rate of 16.7%. Nashville has the lowest poverty rate of any Tennessee metro area. A high school education can mean the difference between living above […]

Why Students in Tennessee Graduate College With Less Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college undergraduates, including those who did not take any student loans, is around $16,929 per student, according to new data from student loan news website the Student […]

Why Nashville Residents Spend More Time Commuting

The average resident of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area spends 27.4 minutes commuting to work, longer than both the national average of 26.4 minutes and the statewide average of 24.8 minutes. Nashville residents have the longest commute of any metro area in Tennessee. Two of the main factors that determine commute time are the distance to […]

Nashville Residents More Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 21.3% of adults in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area smoke, higher than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 24.2% statewide smoking rate. The Nashville smoking rate is the third lowest in Tennessee. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Why Nashville Has One of the Highest Robbery Rates

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

Nashville No More Crowded Than the Average City

There are 1,695 people per square mile in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area, lower than the national population density of 6,321 Americans per square mile across all U.S. metro areas. Nashville also has the second highest population density of any Tennessee metro area. Population density can have a meaningful impact on home prices in an area. […]

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