Nashville, NC

Nashville, situated in Nash County, is a city made up of three square miles.

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The city, like Nashville, TN, is named after Francis Nash, a militia member who died during the Revolutionary War.  

Nashville, North Carolina, is actually the oldest city to have the name of Nashville, even older than its Tennessee counterpart. The city was established in 1777, while Nashville, TN, was established in 1779.  

Nashville, NC, was incorporated in 1815.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Nashville is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $23,000 making it about $40,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Nashville is about $125,000 (2015) which is $35,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Nashville is 51% White, 45% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 86% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 36% are married, 22% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married.

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Nash County

Nashville belongs to Nash County in the eastern part of North Carolina. Nash County is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nash County has a population of 96,000 and the city Nashville, with a population of 15,000, is the county seat.

In 1777, Nash County was formed from part of Edgecombe County. The county was named after Francis Nash; an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General. He was wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year.

Parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Wayne, and Nash counties were merged to form Wilson County in 1855.

Nash County borders Johnston, Franklin, Wake, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Warren counties.

Nash County is made up of 543 square miles. 540 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.

Population

The population of Nashville, NC is about 5,400. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Nashville, NC is 187 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Nashville, NC is 27856.

Area Code

The area code for Nashville, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Nashville and Nash County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to John McCain during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, though the town did vote Democrat in the 2012 election.

As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Nashville is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, warehousing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Nashville Graphic, Rocky Mount Telegram, and Spring Hope Enterprise are the primary newspapers that cover the Nash County area.


 

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