- Goodlettsville, Tennessee
official_name = Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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Goodlettsville is a city in Davidson and Sumner counties in the
U.S. stateof Tennessee. Goodlettsville was incorporated as a city in 1958 with a population of just over 3,000 residents; at the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,780. Goodlettsville chose to remain autonomous in 1963 when the city of Nashvillemerged with the government of Davidson County. Therefore, Goodlettsville is only governed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in a limited manner.
Goodlettsville is located at coor dms|36|19|37|N|86|42|15|W|city (36.326968, -86.704285).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.1 square miles (36.5 km²), of which, 14.0 square miles (36.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,780 people, 5,601 households, and 3,825 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 986.5 people per square mile (380.9/km²). There were 5,853 housing units at an average density of 419.0/sq mi (161.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.42% White, 9.83% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,601 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,690, and the median income for a family was $54,159. Males had a median income of $40,567 versus $27,250 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $22,946. 9.4% of the population and 7.5% of families were below the poverty line. 18.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
chools & Education
Goodlettsville's Davidson County portion has two elementary schools and one middle school: Goodlettsville Elementary School, Gateway Elementary School, and Goodlettsville Middle School. Goodlettsville schools feed into Metro Nashville Schools' Hunters Lane cluster, meaning that students tend to move from Goodlettsville Middle School to Hunters Lane High School upon completion of 8th grade and promotion to 9th grade.
On the Sumner County side of the line, the only school within the city limits is Madison Creek Elementary School, which feeds to Hunter Middle School and
Beech Senior High Schoolin Hendersonville. A portion of the city is zoned for Millersville Elementary, which feeds White House Middle and High Schools.
Goodlettsville operates a separate governmental entity than that of the Metropolitan Nashville Government. It has a Mayor, Vice-Mayor, and a City Commission. The current mayor is Jerry Garrett, vice-mayor is John Finch, and the two city commissioners are John Coombs and Jeff Cordell (principal of White House High School, White House, TN).
Kasper Mansker, early explorer and founder of Fort Mansker, near Goodlettsville in 1780.
William Bowen Campbell, Governor of Tennessee from 1851 to 1853
*James Denton, actor
Deana Carter, Country Music singer
David R. Ferguson, sound engineer, producer
Patsy Cline, singer, lived in Goodlettsville from 1961 until her premature death in 1963.
Other Notable Mentions
Bowen-Campbell HouseBirthplace and childhood home of William Bowen Campbell is located inside of Moss-Wright Park.
Dollar GeneralCorporation is headquartered in Goodlettsville, located just off of Conference Drive.
RiverGate MallShopping center is located at the corner of Rivergate Parkway and Gallatin Pike ( US 31E).
Garth Brooks, famous country singer, made his home in Goodlettsville at the height of his success.
Larry Schmittou, coached Baseball at Goodlettsville High School in the 1960s, before becoming owner of the Nashville Sounds.
Kentucky-Tennessee Conferenceof Seventh-day Adventistsis headquartered in Goodlettsville.
April 6-8, 2006 Tornado OutbreakA Tornado touched down in Goodlettsville, causing destruction to several properties in the area.
* [http://www.cityofgoodlettsville.org/ City of Goodlettsville website]
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