Belle Meade sees 5th straight year of small population declines

Belle Meade City Hall, located at 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville, is closed to the public until further notice. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Belle Meade City Hall, located at 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville, is closed to the public until further notice. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Belle Meade City Hall, located at 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville, is closed to the public until further notice. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

New 2019 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 21 show the city of Belle Meade has had a population decrease for the fifth year in a row.

The city saw a slight population decrease of 0.7% from 2018-19, marking a 10-year low of 2,858 residents, according to census data.


Since 2014, the city has seen a 1.3% decrease in the number of residents in the city.

However, since 2010, the city’s population has varied slightly year over year, rising to a peak of 3,003 in 2014.

Over the last 10 years, the city population has changed by a margin of less than 100 residents, according to historic data.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.