Regional and Community Data & Research

GNRC Regional Data Research DemographicsThe thirteen counties and fifty-two municipalities that make up the Greater Nashville Regional Council range from the Tennessee capital of Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County to picturesque smaller communities such as Mitchellville and Slayden.  GNRC is proud to serve all our communities, and we continually compile, analyze, utilize, and share our information for the good of the region. GNRC views data as a cornerstone of all our activities, and we see our role as a central location for information as a vital function.

As a region, GNRC’s area is a growing, thriving part of Tennessee with a varied population and job base. GNRC uses information from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as State and University sources to provide information. For a listing of important demographic, social, and economic information on the region as a whole, click HERE.

For demographic and economic information for each of GNRC’s communities, click HERE.

GNRC strives to use established and emerging technology to support all our functions. Central to that effort is the use of an up-to-date Geographic Information System (GIS).  Computer-based mapping and spatial analysis is crucial to grant administration, solid waste planning, local economic and development, and virtually all functions of local government. GNRC GIS operations are handled by our Chief of Research, Garrett Haynes.


PINI (Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory)

For over 30 years, as part of the EDA-required Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), GNRC has prepared and maintained a Regional Capital Improvement Program for the 13-county GNRC region. This regional planning effort provides a periodic assessment of growth trends, development needs and strategies, and incorporates adopted regional smart growth policies. The RCIP also identifies on a county-by-county basis the public infrastructure project needs and costs required to support growth, overall economic development and new job creation over the next five (5) year period. This project needs and costs data are used as a tool to assist local governments in securing project financing with state and federal agencies, and to assist regional planning and coordination of development across city and county boundaries.

Under State Legislation adopted effective July 1, 1996 the RCIP or Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory (PINI) became an annual or bi-annual updating process. This work is carried out by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) through contracts with the nine (9) Tennessee Development Districts. GNRC’s years of RCIP work provided the initial model for the Infrastructure Needs Inventory as set forth in the State Legislation.

The Current Public Inventory portion of GNRC’s CEDS is located HERE.