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Key Brentwood Statistics

You may look these over to see a snapshot of the quality of life Brentwood enjoys.
Low crime, high property values, and low density compared to other regional cities contribute to Brentwood's attractiveness.
But also note, that Brentwood is growing quickly.  While Brentwood graciously welcomes new businesses and residents, the pace of growth points to a need to keenly manage it.

Population Density

Brentwood               898.90 per square mile

Tennessee                150.58 per square mile

USA                              81.32 per square mile

Brentwood ranks #89 out of 428 total Tennessee cities as of 2010 for the highest population density.  In 2000 Brentwood was the 19th largest city in the state.  In 2010 Brentwood was the 17th largest city in the state. 

As of 2010 here is how Brentwood relates to surrounding communities relating to population density:

Rank               City                             Population Density

#7                   Murfreesboro          1,960.0 per square mile

#19                 Franklin                     1,507.6 per square mile

#26                 Smyrna                      1,345.6 per square mile

#39                 Greater Nashville   1,210.1 per square mile

#75                 Belle Meade               944.2 per square mile

#89                 Brentwood                  898.9 per square mile


Population Growth 2000 – 2010

Brentwood               58.07%

Tennessee                11.54%

USA                               9.71%

Average annual population growth rate from 2000 to 2010 is 5.8%.  Although the 2011 and 2012 numbers are not officially confirmed with Census data, it appears the annual growth rate for the last two years is approximately the same as in 2000 – 2010.


2010 Median Value of a Total of 11,158 Owner Occupied Homes in Brentwood

Brentwood               $481,300 USD

Tennessee                $134,100 USD

USA                            $188,400 USD


2010 Median House Price Growth Rate

Brentwood               53.67%

Tennessee                49.46%

USA                            50.43%

Brentwood ranks #4 out of 428 total cities in Tennessee in 2010 median home values.

Rank               House Median Value                     City/Population

#1                   $1,000,001                                       Belle Meade – 2,891

#2                         636,300                                       Forest hills – 4,769

#3                         498,200                                       Lookout Mountain – 1,894

#4                         481,300                                       Brentwood – 35,331

#5                         441,900                                       Oak Hill – 14,498


Crime Index

Brentwood               554.82

Tennessee                2,358.24

USA                            1,776.27

The Brentwood crime rate is much lower than the Tennessee average crime rate and is much lower than the national average crime rate.


Data Sources


Coldwell-Banker ranks Brentwood as #7 "best suburb to live" nationwide in June 2013:

" Brentwood, Tenn. (Suburb of Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin / Williamson County)

Growth in Employed Persons: 2.2 percent

Average Commute Time: 25 minutes

Brentwood, Tenn. is home to some famous athletes and musicians, and features the highest per capita income in the State of Tennessee, with Williamson County being the 17th wealthiest county in the United States. Many locals work for the surrounding national and regional corporate headquarters or offices, such as Nissan North America, Comdata, Tractor Supply Company and 13 of the largest 25 publicly-traded companies in the Nashville region."

See the entire list here:


Brentwood Named 13th Most Educated City in the U.S. in June 2013

The consumer advocacy website named Brentwood the 13th most educated city in the country. 

Read more here:


Brentwood, Spring Hill make safest list

Only three Tennessee cities in the top 100

Feb. 28, 2013 1:12 PM

Brentwood was ranked 30th and Spring Hill 61st on a list of the nation’s 100 safest cities by the website NeighborhoodScout.

The website, which provides real estate resources for those considering buying a home, measured crimes per 1,000 residents in cities with populations of 25,000 or more. Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, homicide, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The only other Tennessee city to make its list was Memphis suburb Germantown, ranked 55th. Like Brentwood, Germantown has attracted upper-income residents, with relatively large percentages being college-educated.

“We are fortunate to have a supportive city commission, city manager and residents who provide us with the resources necessary to effectively carry out our duties,” Brentwood Assistant Police Chief Tommy Walsh said.

“The most effective ‘tools’ in our belt are the men and women of the Brentwood Police Department, who go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day to make the city of Brentwood the safest city in Tennessee and one of the safest in the United States. We take great pride in being honored as one of the top 100 safest cities and thank NeighborhoodScout for recognizing us.”

Spring Hill has attracted an unusually high number of young families with children. It’s seen by many who moved there as one of the few places in Williamson County where middle-income residents can afford to buy a home so their children can attend Williamson’s top-ranked schools. Nearly 34 percent of its population was under age 18 as of 2010, according to the census.

“A third of our population is under 18 and, with most having two parents, that’s roughly another two-thirds of the population, so the overwhelming bulk of our population is young families,” Spring Hill Vice Mayor Bruce Hull said.

“That’s got to be part of the reason for the ranking. Our per capita household income is higher than average. That tells me they’re professional. Also, even though we are up to 30,000 population, we are still a bedroom community. And I would be remiss if it didn’t mention the fine police work we have here in Spring Hill.”

Spring Hill Police Chief Don Brite received a copy of the report and says while domestic violence, theft and property crimes have all increased in Spring Hill during its past five years of growth, its crime stats are still remarkably low relative to its size. Its last murder was in 2007.

“I think one of the things that attracts people to live here is our goal of providing a safe community for new residents and a good place to raise a family,” Brite said. “And as we grow in population in both commercial and residential, hopefully we can maintain this low crime rate.”

In the past few years, the Brentwood Police Department has initiated a number of programs such as Park Smart to deter vehicle break-ins and supported Neighborhood Watch groups with lines of communication continually open.

“Our Crime Prevention Officers conduct home and business security surveys and provide many other resources designed to educate residents on crime prevention methods. We work hard to identify those who choose to commit crimes in the city and quickly bring them to justice. We closely monitor crime patterns and deploy our available resources to address those problem areas,” Walsh said.

The safest-cities ranking was created by collecting raw crime data from all 17,000 law enforcement agencies in America, then using a database built from the ground up to assign crimes from each agency to the city where it has law enforcement responsibility. These can include municipal police, county sheriff, transit police, campus police, public school police, park and port police and tribal police.

NeighborhoodScout’s report is based on 2011 data, released in final, non-preliminary form in November 2012 because 2012 data was not complete.

Spring Hill had 35 violent crimes and 357 property crimes, giving it a rating of 69. Brentwood’s rating is 79. The safest rating score is 100, meaning Spring Hill is safer than 69 percent of the cities in the U.S. and Brentwood is safer than 79 percent.

For instance, the statewide chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Tennessee is 1 in 164, compared to only 1 in 850 in Spring Hill.

“I think, initially, a lot of people were moving to Spring Hill to get away from the larger cities,” Brite said.

“Now that we are starting to grow in population, we are doing what we can to maintain that small-town environment because with growth does come other problems, like traffic and road problems, and we are still facing a lot of that.”