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Shelby County, Tennessee; Blount County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee

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Shelby County, Tennessee
Blount County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 133,088 11,663
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 133,088 11,663
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 927,682 123,098 11,750
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% 8.1% -0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644 123,010 11,757
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.0%
5.0%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.9%
20.2%
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.6%
20.2%
23.4%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
51.5%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
41.1%
93.8%
94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.2%
3.0%
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.7%
0.9%
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.7%
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
3.5%
3.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.6%
90.8%
91.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 51,042 9,940 741
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.5% 2.9% 0.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 407,273 58,942 6,931
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 55.4% 75.1% 76.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $142,300 $174,600 $94,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,371 $1,220 $974
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $495 $368 $298
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $922 $768 $547
Building permits, 2019 1,255 893 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 350,260 50,159 4,623
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62 2.52 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.2% 91.1% 93.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 9.5% 3.3% 0.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 83.2% 86.7% 77.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 72.6% 77.0% 64.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.2% 89.1% 83.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 31.1% 24.0% 12.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.2% 9.5% 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.6%
11.4%
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.4% 59.7% 52.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.7% 54.7% 45.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,889,742 229,831 7,852
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,166,690 561,471 67,408
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,412,702 3,761,415 117,046
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,454,262 D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,058,481 1,441,212 76,453
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,447 $11,606 $6,550
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.8 24.7 25.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $49,782 $54,140 $40,233
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,828 $29,634 $24,337
Persons in poverty, percent
21.7%
9.9%
18.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 19,541 2,357 216
Total employment, 2017 440,133 42,917 2,920
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 22,534,451 1,966,319 109,989
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 1.1% -4.6% 6.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 84,799 9,267 821
All firms, 2012 95,433 11,098 1,142
Men-owned firms, 2012 43,633 6,277 656
Women-owned firms, 2012 45,031 3,356 320
Minority-owned firms, 2012 52,295 513 25
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 40,569 10,199 1,076
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,486 1,314 115
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 82,645 9,202 984
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5 220.2 35.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17 558.71 333.85
FIPS Code 47157 47009 47039
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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