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MUSIC CITY’S POPULATION CONTINUES TO CRESCENDO

Nashville now ranks #7 in the list of Fastest Growing Cities in the Country, according to a story by CNN Money http://money.cnn.com/gallery/real_estate/2014/03/27/fastest-growing-cities/index.html .  The story sites the city’s thriving music scene, numerous healthcare employers and its climate for startup businesses, including a favorable cost of living.

According to the Census Bureau statistics, the Music City metro recorded a population of 1.8 million residents, following a 1.8 percent gain (31,153 new residents).  CNN Money examined data showing the largest percentage of population growth in metropolitan areas (population one million or more), between July 2012 and July 2013

The top 10 cities, in order, are Austin, Houston, Raleigh, Orlando, San Antonio, Denver, Nashville, Charlotte, Oklahoma City and Phoenix. 

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