Davidson County (Tennessee)

Davidson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Nashville.


The County is located north-west of the geographic center of Tennessee, is located in the north about 40 miles from Kentucky and has an area of ​​1363 square kilometers, of which 62 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Robertson County, Sumner County, Wilson County, Rutherford County, Williamson County and Cheatham County.


Davidson County was formed on April 18, 1783 from parts of Washington County. It was named after William Lee Daidson, an American war hero who was killed in the Battle of Valley Forge.

Historical buildings

  • About 19 kilometers east of Nashville is the historic home of The Hermitage. It was the residence of the 7th U.S. President Andrew Jackson. It is located on U.S. Route 70N, and in 1966 received from the NRHP as a memorial (NRHP ID 66000722 ).

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000 lived in Davidson County 569,891 people in 237 405 households and 138 169 families. The population density was 438 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 66.99 percent White, 25.92 percent Black or African American, 0.29 percent Native American, 2.33 percent Asian, 0.07 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 2.42 percent from other races groups; 1.97 percent were descended from two or more races. 4.58 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 237 405 households out of which 26.7 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 39.9 percent were married couples living together, 14.3 percent were single mothers and 41.8 percent were non-families. 33.4 percent of all households and 8.2 percent lived in persons aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average household size was 2.96 people.

22.2 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 11.6 percent between 18 to 24, 34.0 percent between 25 and 44, 21.1 percent between 45 and 64 and 11.1 percent were older than 65, the average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males statistically every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household was $ 39,797, and the median income for a family was $ 49,317. Males have a median income of $ 33,844, women $ 27,770. The per capita income was $ 23,069. 10.0 percent of families and 13.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.