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Shelby County, Tennessee; Macon County, Tennessee; Wayne County, Tennessee; Claiborne County, Tennessee

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Shelby County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 927,682
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 51,042
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 407,273
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 55.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $142,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,371
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $495
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $922
Building permits, 2019 1,255
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 350,260
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 9.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 83.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 72.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 31.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,889,742
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,166,690
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,412,702
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,454,262
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,058,481
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $49,782
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,828
Persons in poverty, percent
21.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 19,478
Total employment, 2018 438,508
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 23,223,047
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 84,799
All firms, 2012 95,433
Men-owned firms, 2012 43,633
Women-owned firms, 2012 45,031
Minority-owned firms, 2012 52,295
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 40,569
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,486
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 82,645
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17
FIPS Code 47157
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Shelby County, Tennessee
937,166
Macon County, Tennessee
24,602
Wayne County, Tennessee
16,673
Claiborne County, Tennessee
31,959
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480,000
720,000
960,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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