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In todays paper (Tennessean) Nashville is the 25th largest city in the U.S. according to the latest census info. Great news for nashville; surpassing Denver, Washington D.C ,and Louisville (much respect to those cities). Out of the top 25 cities, Nashville had the largest margin with a plus +4 increase. CONGRADULATIONS NASHVILLE, WERE PROUD OF YOU!!!

P.S. Thanks to the 5,200 new residents that moved to the county in 2007.

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It's a rank skewed by the fact that every human in Davidson County is counted as residents of the city. Consolidated governments like Nashville and Jacksonville always are well in statistics like this even though, as cities go, we're much smaller. If our old city limits were used, the ranking would be dramatically different.

But, hey, as long as they spell the name right.

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It's a rank skewed by the fact that every human in Davidson County is counted as residents of the city. Consolidated governments like Nashville and Jacksonville always are well in statistics like this even though, as cities go, we're much smaller. If our old city limits were used, the ranking would be dramatically different.

But, hey, as long as they spell the name right.

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I finally figured that out, but of course, spoke too soon. lol.

Thanks for clarifying, Cliff.

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Also, congratulations to all the middle Tennessee cities which continue to grow at a solid pace. 2007 Census estimates shown below:

Nashville................590,807

Clarksville..............119,284

Murfreesboro............98,406

Franklin...................57,380

Hendersonville.........47,032

Smyrna...................36,582

Brentwood...............35,058

Columbia.................33,983

La Vergne................29,038

Cookeville................28,901

Gallatin....................28,747

Lebanon..................24,103

Spring Hill................23,852

Mount Juliet..............20,248

This is getting to be quite an impressive list. Clarksville grew more than 5,000 in 2007. Murfreesboro will certainly top 100,000 when the 2008 estimates are released (it's already there, in reality). Spring Hill's population has more than tripled since 2000.

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In todays paper (Tennessean) Nashville is the 25th largest city in the U.S. according to the latest census info. Great news for nashville; surpassing Denver, Washington D.C ,and Louisville (much respect to those cities). Out of the top 25 cities, Nashville had the largest margin with a plus +4 increase. CONGRADULATIONS NASHVILLE, WERE PROUD OF YOU!!!

P.S. Thanks to the 5,200 new residents that moved to the county in 2007.

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Hey I was one of those 5,200 people! I've read that because of the mortgage crisis, much fewer people are moving to the sun belt region. It's nice to see that Nashville continues to grow at a healthy pace.

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Friends,

The latest census figures, like every census before, are a joke.

Nashville's "city limits" encompass more than 500 miles. Atlanta's? About 140. Thus the discrepency.

Nashville is nowhere near as populated (with buildings, people, or the density of either one or both) as many of the cities (specifically, Atlanta, Denver, Washington, D.C., Portland, Kansas City, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh) that are ranked below it. To think that Portland, for example, has "fewer" people than Nashville is laughable.

Anyway, not to sound negative but we need to keep census numbers in perspective.

WW

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Friends,

The latest census figures, like every census before, are a joke.

Nashville's "city limits" encompass more than 500 miles. Atlanta's? About 140. Thus the discrepency.

Nashville is nowhere near as populated (with buildings, people, or the density of either one or both) as many of the cities (specifically, Atlanta, Denver, Washington, D.C., Portland, Kansas City, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh) that are ranked below it. To think that Portland, for example, has "fewer" people than Nashville is laughable.

Anyway, not to sound negative but we need to keep census numbers in perspective.

WW

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