Nashville is one of the fastest growing metros in America. We know this because the US Census Bureau just released the most recent data set that focuses on internal migration from city to city within the United States. We partnered with Lawnstarter, a company that connects consumers with local lawn care providers to sift through this data, analyze it, and pull out relevant information specific to each city. With this article, we’re focusing on Nashville, TN, and trying to understand where migrants to Nashville are coming from and why they chose Nashville to be their new hometown.

In 2010 to 2016, the metro area of Nashville grow from 1,670,890 to 1,865,298 people. That’s an increase of 194,408 or 11.6% of population growth. Below we’ve developed a few intricate graphs that help explain the migration and help tell the story a little better. They show the top 10 Metro Areas Sending Residents to Nashville – Davidson – Murfreesboro – Franklin Metropolitan area. They also contain the net flow of residents to and from those locations, so you understand how people are moving in and out of Nashville.

Top 10 Areas Sending Residents to Nashville, TN:

  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Memphis, TN
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Clarksville, TN
  6. New York, NY
  7. Los Angeles, CA
  8. Washington, DC
  9. Miami, FL
  10. Chattanooga, TN



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