Nashville, North Carolina

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Nashville is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. The town was founded in 1780 and features a rare collection of Victorian and Queen Anne style homes. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,538 in 2008. It is the county seat of Nash County[3]. Like Nashville, Tennessee, the town and its county were named for Francis Nash, an officer of the North Carolina militia who died in the American Revolutionary War.



Nashville is located at 35°58′10″N 77°57′41″W / 35.96944°N 77.96139°W / 35.96944; -77.96139 (35.969345, -77.961496)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,309 people, 1,629 households, and 1,124 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,425.2 people per square mile (550.9/km²). There were 1,751 housing units at an average density of 579.1/sq mi (223.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.82% White, 43.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 1,629 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

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