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Rutherford County, Tennessee; Cocke County, Tennessee; Shelby County, Tennessee

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Table

Rutherford County, Tennessee
Cocke County, Tennessee
Shelby County, Tennessee
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
352,182
36,418
924,454
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
352,182
36,418
924,454
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
341,486
35,999
929,744
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
3.1%
1.2%
-0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 341,486 35,999 929,744
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 262,604 35,662 927,644
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
5.1%
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.5%
20.2%
25.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.1%
21.9%
14.5%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.1%
52.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
75.4%
94.8%
40.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
17.1%
2.1%
54.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.8%
0.5%
2.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
1.8%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.5%
3.0%
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
67.2%
92.5%
34.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 17,924 2,600 49,144
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 7.5% 1.1% 6.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 135,532 17,866 401,410
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 65.2% 69.6% 54.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $234,700 $112,600 $158,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,399 $928 $1,403
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $439 $325 $497
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,117 $676 $957
Building permits, 2021 3,963 0 2,059
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 115,249 14,171 356,607
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.77 2.50 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 84.0% 92.1% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 11.7% 2.1% 9.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.3% 79.3% 87.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 89.2% 69.9% 79.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 92.4% 81.8% 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.6% 11.3% 32.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.9% 17.3% 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.4%
12.9%
13.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 70.9% 52.1% 64.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.6% 50.4% 60.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 711,209 58,447 2,369,648
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,847,077 112,265 9,763,074
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 904,410 8,984 9,979,904
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,829,546 396,087 22,284,402
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,246 $11,137 $23,808
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 28.8 28.3 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $68,718 $38,530 $52,092
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,195 $22,282 $31,272
Persons in poverty, percent
8.8%
19.7%
19.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 5,631 446 19,622
Total employment, 2020 117,198 5,638 450,935
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 5,165,053 202,960 24,406,329
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.5% -7.7% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 26,848 2,165 86,195
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,983 464 13,381
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,378 219 7,685
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 596 S 2,381
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 464 S 2,233
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,901 338 9,112
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 1,040
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,024 311 10,128
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 551.4 82.5 1,222.5
Population per square mile, 2010 424.0 82.1 1,215.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 619.27 436.14 760.55
Land area in square miles, 2010 619.36 434.57 763.17
FIPS Code 47149 47029 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., 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.

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