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Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO): Active Transportation Funding Policy

Health Equity Considerations

Approximately 1.5 million people reside in the 5+ county area covering 2,800 square miles for which the MPO does transportation planning. The population is racially diverse (African American, White, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander).The region includes urban, suburban and rural areas and has residents of all ages, genders, and socioeconomic levels.

MPO Region: Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson,
Maury (part), and Robertson (part)

 

Number

Percentage

White

1,025,337

 

74.3%

Black

236,608

 

17.1%

American Indian/
Alaska Native

4,400

 

.3%

Asian

35,735

2.6%

Native Hawaiian or
other Pacific Islander

809

 

.1%

Some other race

48,179

3.5%

Two or more races

29,784

2.2%

Hispanic or Latino
(of any race)

99,812

7.2%

TOTAL

1,380,852