NashvillePost.com reports in this article that there are almost 1.4 million people living in the 13-county Nashville area, and 64,600 of them are Hispanic. The story cites the 2005 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau.
"The authorities say there are 1,384,347 of us, give or take 4,681 souls (the margin of error), living in the 13-county Nashville metropolitan statistical area. The bureau defines the area as encompassing Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson Counties. The total figure is about 109,000 more than last year's sum, representing a population increase of 8.6 percent."
"The Nashville-area Hispanic population grew by about 6,000 from 2004 to 2005, according to the figures, to reach about 64,600. In 2002, the first year that ACS published localized data on Nashville, the survey counted 47,300 Hispanic residents. The African-American population, meanwhile, grew from 204,000 in 2004 to 212,000 in 2005."