U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

end of header

QuickFacts

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

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Dashboard - Shelby County, Tennessee

Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Shelby County, Tennessee
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
924,454
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
924,454
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
929,744
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 929,744
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.5%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
34.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 49,144
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 401,410
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 54.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $158,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,403
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $497
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $957
Building permits, 2021 2,059
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 356,607
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 9.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 87.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 79.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,369,648
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,763,074
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,979,904
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,284,402
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $23,808
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $52,092
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,272
Persons in poverty, percent
19.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 19,622
Total employment, 2020 450,935
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 24,406,329
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 86,195
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 13,381
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,685
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,381
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,233
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,112
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,040
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,128
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,222.5
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 760.55
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17
FIPS Code 47157
-
-
-
-
-
For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
SelectableNot Selectable
0
240,000
480,000
720,000
960,000
Shelby County, Tennessee
924,454
Wayne County, Tennessee
16,409
Claiborne County, Tennessee
32,267
0
240,000
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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.

X
  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
X
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
X
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?