NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Although Nashville has had quite a dismal year between natural disasters, a pandemic and a bombing, the city is not slowing down when it comes to the number of people who want to live here.

Nashville ranked among the top U.S. cities that people are moving to in 2020.

It’s no secret that so many people are flocking to Nashville, but last year was a record year for the number of new people moving to Music City.

In an annual report showing the nation’s top migration destinations released by United Van Lines, more than 60% of moves to Nashville were households making a news home here.

Nashville ranked the ninth most popular city people were moving to last year and Tennessee ranked the seventh most popular state seeing an increase of inbound movers.

The study even breaks down why so many people are moving here and where they’re coming from.

The majority are coming to Music City for work. While being closer to family and a retirement destination followed in second and third.

As for where they’re coming from, it looks like many are migrating south.

The top five states that people are moving from are New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut and California.


Meteorologist / Reporter

Melanie Layden is the weekend morning meteorologist at WSMV. She also has a segment during the week called "Growing Nashville" where she covers the growth of Music City. Melanie has been Working 4 You since 2014.

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