The growth in Cheatham County’s working age population suffered a serious slowdown starting around 2000:
Mostly due to the fact that people stopped moving into the county then:
It appears to be due to the impact fee raising the cost of housing:
This has discouraged young families (who are just starting out in life and don’t have much money) and their children from moving in, and is setting the county up for a huge demographic problem just a few years down the road:
This has the potential to have strong negative effects on schools, taxes, home values, businesses catering to those demographics, etc.