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Shelby County, Tennessee; Sequatchie County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee; United States

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Shelby County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 935,764
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 935,764
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 927,682
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.6%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
41.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 52,467
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 6.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 406,215
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 55.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $135,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,348
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $483
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $894
Building permits, 2018 2,251
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 349,207
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.64
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 83.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 9.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 30.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 9.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.0%
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+, 2013-2017 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $48,415
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,117
Persons in poverty, percent
18.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 19,463
Total employment, 2016 435,457
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 21,958,763
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 82,844
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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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
Shelby County, Tennessee
935,764
Sequatchie County, Tennessee
14,876
Decatur County, Tennessee
11,706
United States
327,167,434
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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