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Nashville most-changed city in United States last decade per report

by Adrian Mojica

Thursday, December 12th 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--As 2020 nears, a new report states Nashville has seen the biggest changes to the city during the last decade.

Apartment listing marketplace Apartmentlist used 9 metrics such as housing market changes, population change, household incomes, and demographic changes to compile a list of the top 10 metros in the country that have seen the most change during the 2010s.

Nashville ranked at the top of the list for most change with a population which has grown by 14.6% from 2010 to 2018 per the report. The share of workforce with college degrees has also jumped from 31.8% to 39.5% and the share of households with six figure incomes grew from 18.9% to 29.7% over the time period.

Changes to the city's skyline also were noted with the share of new multifamily housing jumping from 15.4% in the 2000s to 33.7% over the past decade.

The report states while the city has seen so much change, housing is still relatively affordable compared to the nation's larger metros.

Following Nashville, the top 10 list of cities with the most change are Portland (OR), Austin (TX), San Francisco (CA), Denver (CO), Seattle (WA), San Jose (CA), Salt Lake City (UT), Raleigh (NC), and San Diego (CA).


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