Nashville, Georgia

Nashville is a city in and the county seat of Berrien County, Georgia, United States.[4] The population was 4,939 at the 2010 census.[5] It is called the "City of Dogwoods", as the tree grows in large numbers around the area.[citation needed]

Nashville, Georgia
Nashville City Hall
Nashville City Hall
Location in Berrien County and the state of Georgia
Location in Berrien County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°12′25″N 83°14′48″W / 31.20694°N 83.24667°W / 31.20694; -83.24667Coordinates: 31°12′25″N 83°14′48″W / 31.20694°N 83.24667°W / 31.20694; -83.24667
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyBerrien
Area
 • Total4.91 sq mi (12.72 km2)
 • Land4.86 sq mi (12.58 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
240 ft (73 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,947
 • Density1,018.74/sq mi (393.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31639
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-54264[2]
GNIS feature ID0332466[3]
Websitewww.cityofnashvillega.net

HistoryEdit

 
Nashville Square, circa 1905

Nashville was founded about 1840. In 1856, Nashville was designated seat of the newly formed Berrien County. It was incorporated as a town in 1892 and as a city in 1900.[6] While some say the city is named after Francis Nash (1742–1777), an officer in the American Revolutionary War, many historical articles in the local newspaper claim otherwise.[7] The Berrien Press published an article in its November 22, 2006 edition under the title of Will the Naming of Nashville Controversy Ever Be Truly Settled?[8] The 2006 article pointed to The Griffin Papers, written in the 1930s, and several articles from The Nashville Herald - December 24, 1909, October 14, 1910, January 19, 1933, June 13, 1935, June 29, 1944, October 12, 1950, November 27, 1952, and March 5, 1953. Every one of these articles, and the 1956 Berrien County Centennial plates all lay claim to Nashville being named after Simon W. Nash, a local citizen of the 1850s and 1860s.

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.2 km2), of which 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.13%, is water.[5]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
187095
1890426
1900293−31.2%
1910990237.9%
19202,025104.5%
19301,672−17.4%
19402,44946.5%
19503,41439.4%
19604,07019.2%
19704,3236.2%
19804,83111.8%
19904,782−1.0%
20004,697−1.8%
20104,9395.2%
20204,9470.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 censusEdit

Nashville racial composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,470 70.14%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,047 21.16%
Native American 11 0.22%
Asian 22 0.44%
Other/Mixed 201 4.06%
Hispanic or Latino 196 3.96%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,947 people, 2,032 households, and 1,217 families residing in the city.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,697 people, 1,864 households, and 1,213 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,012.2 people per square mile (390.8/km2). There were 2,098 housing units at an average density of 452.1 per square mile (174.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.94% White, 21.57% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 1,864 households, out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,228, and the median income for a family was $33,320. Males had a median income of $22,725 versus $19,533 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,007. About 20.6% of families and 25.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.6% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.


EducationEdit

Berrien County students in kindergarten to grade twelve are in the Berrien County School District, which consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and a charter school.[11] The district has 172 full-time teachers and over 3,037 students.[12]

  • Berrien Primary School
  • Berrien Elementary School
  • Berrien Middle School
  • Berrien High School
  • Berrien Academy

The city of Nashville is served by a public library, the Carrie Dorsey Perry Memorial Library, a part of the Coastal Plain Regional Library System network.[13]

ClimateEdit

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nashville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[14]

Climate data for Nashville, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17
(62)
19
(66)
22
(72)
27
(80)
30
(86)
33
(91)
33
(92)
33
(92)
31
(88)
27
(81)
23
(73)
18
(65)
26
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
4
(40)
8
(46)
12
(53)
16
(60)
19
(66)
20
(68)
20
(68)
18
(65)
12
(54)
7
(45)
4
(39)
12
(53)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 110
(4.5)
120
(4.8)
120
(4.7)
110
(4.2)
110
(4.4)
120
(4.9)
140
(5.6)
150
(6.1)
86
(3.4)
53
(2.1)
64
(2.5)
110
(4.2)
1,300
(51.2)
Source: Weatherbase [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Nashville city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 241. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ The Berrien Press, page 2, November 22, 2006
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  11. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  13. ^ "Carrie Dorsey Perry Memorial Library". Coastal Plain Regional Library. Archived from the original on 2015-10-30. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  14. ^ Climate Summary for Nashville, Georgia
  15. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on September 28, 2013.

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