Clarksville is a major city in the state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, it had 142,519 residents, and was listed as the census as being the 5th fastest growing city with over 50,000 people. Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, and it is also the principal city in its metro area, which is also touted as the 2nd fastest growing metro area in the country. Clarksville is home to several military bases, including being the home of the 101st Airborne Division.
Most people in the city of Clarksville get around by the use of their private vehicles. As a growing city, Clarksville had made sure to create an extensive highway system to accommodate a growing number of passengers. Major roads going through the city include US Highways 41, 79, State Routes 12, 13, 48, 76, and 374, as well as Interstate 24. Commute rates are relatively low despite increasing population numbers.