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Rhea County, Tennessee; Wilson County, Tennessee; Shelby County, Tennessee

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Rhea County, Tennessee
Wilson County, Tennessee
Shelby County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 33,167 144,657 937,166
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 33,167 144,657 937,166
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 31,804 114,062 927,682
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4.3% 26.8% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 31,809 113,993 927,644
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
6.0%
6.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.4%
23.4%
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.8%
16.0%
14.0%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
50.8%
52.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.6%
88.1%
40.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.2%
7.5%
54.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.8%
2.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
2.0%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.2%
4.6%
6.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.2%
84.1%
35.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,130 8,999 50,343
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.6% 4.9% 6.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,847 56,410 407,273
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 71.2% 76.8% 55.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $122,600 $264,600 $150,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,085 $1,592 $1,380
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $357 $446 $499
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $647 $1,065 $942
Building permits, 2019 209 1,912 1,255
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 12,177 49,664 351,194
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.61 2.72 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 83.8% 86.7% 85.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.7% 6.1% 9.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 83.7% 92.7% 84.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 72.6% 85.3% 75.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 80.8% 91.6% 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 16.9% 32.4% 31.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 16.4% 9.6% 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
9.4%
13.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 55.2% 66.0% 64.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 49.4% 60.0% 61.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 30,748 190,016 1,889,742
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 68,242 392,531 8,166,690
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 848,618 1,281,590 22,412,702
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,362,850 35,454,262
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 281,055 1,432,589 22,058,481
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,716 $12,043 $23,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 23.2 30.8 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,206 $75,991 $51,657
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $22,336 $34,575 $30,104
Persons in poverty, percent
15.4%
7.4%
17.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 497 2,752 19,478
Total employment, 2018 8,676 41,574 438,508
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 282,318 1,627,216 23,223,047
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.1% 1.5% -0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,771 12,736 84,799
All firms, 2012 1,772 11,452 95,433
Men-owned firms, 2012 871 6,839 43,633
Women-owned firms, 2012 699 3,318 45,031
Minority-owned firms, 2012 85 966 52,295
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,605 10,157 40,569
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 89 1,415 9,486
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,567 9,403 82,645
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 100.9 199.7 1,215.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 315.38 570.83 763.17
FIPS Code 47143 47189 47157
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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