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The AT&T Building is Tennessee’s Tallest Building

Mankind has always sought to rise above the clouds, but it was not until the late 19th century that the technology became available to make what we commonly call skyscrapers today possible. In 1884, construction on the Home Insurance Building in Chicago was completed. It was 12 stories tall, which is practically diminutive by today‚Äôs […]

Tennessee is More Miserable Than Most States

Nationwide, Americans’ well-being improved in 2016 compared to 2015 and 2014. While many enjoy comfortable, healthy, and happy living and take their well-being for granted, not all Americans enjoy such standards. For many, hardship, pain, and despair can be a part of life as for them basic elements of well-being remain elusive. The well-being of […]

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 […]

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