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Why Violent Crime is More Common in Nashville

There were an estimated 1.2 million murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults in the United States in 2015. The violent crime rate of 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans rose 3.1% from 2014. In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area, there were 613 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, roughly similar to the violent crime rate statewide of 612 […]

Nashville Residents Lead More Sedentary Lives Than Adults Nationwide

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week, as well as two or more sessions of muscle strengthening activities. However, a large share of Americans do not exercise at all outside of getting up and going to work, and that share has […]

Nashville Residents More Obese Than the Average American

The obesity epidemic is one the most serious health problems in America today. The incidence of obesity has more than tripled since 1980 among children aged 2 to 19 years and has increased substantially among the rest of the population. Today, 27.0% of adults are obese. In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area, 32.0% of adults are […]

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 […]

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