Nashville-Davidson is the name used by the U.S. Census Bureau to designate the portion of Davidson County, Tennessee, United States that does not include satellite cities of Nashville. Because Nashville and Davidson County share a consolidated metropolitan government, the parts of these cities that fall within Davidson County are considered part of Nashville, although they still retain their own municipal governments. The cities that are a part of Nashville-Davidson County, but are excluded from the balance are:Belle Meade, Berry Hill, Forest Hills, Goodlettsville (partially), Oak Hill, Ridgetop (partially). The balance includes the area of Davidson County that made up the City of Nashville prior to the 1963 merger with Davidson County as well as large areas of previously unincorporated land. As of the 2010 census, the balance population was 601,222. The 2000 population was 545,524.