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

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Table

Shelby County, Tennessee
Cocke County, Tennessee
Rutherford County, Tennessee
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
924,454
36,418
352,182
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
924,454
36,418
352,182
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
929,744
35,999
341,486
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
1.2%
3.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 929,744 35,999 341,486
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644 35,662 262,604
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
5.1%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.1%
20.2%
24.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.5%
21.9%
11.1%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.4%
94.8%
75.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.6%
2.1%
17.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.9%
0.5%
3.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.8%
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.9%
3.0%
9.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
34.5%
92.5%
67.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 49,144 2,600 17,924
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.5% 1.1% 7.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 401,410 17,866 135,532
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 54.8% 69.6% 65.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $158,700 $112,600 $234,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,403 $928 $1,399
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $497 $325 $439
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $957 $676 $1,117
Building permits, 2021 2,059 0 3,963
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 356,607 14,171 115,249
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.58 2.50 2.77
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.4% 92.1% 84.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 9.4% 2.1% 11.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 87.3% 79.3% 95.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 79.3% 69.9% 89.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.1% 81.8% 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.4% 11.3% 32.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.3% 17.3% 7.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
13.6%
11.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.0% 52.1% 70.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.4% 50.4% 65.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,369,648 58,447 711,209
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,763,074 112,265 1,847,077
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,979,904 8,984 904,410
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,284,402 396,087 4,829,546
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $23,808 $11,137 $15,246
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.9 28.3 28.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $52,092 $38,530 $68,718
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,272 $22,282 $31,195
Persons in poverty, percent
19.1%
19.7%
8.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 19,622 446 5,631
Total employment, 2020 450,935 5,638 117,198
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 24,406,329 202,960 5,165,053
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.7% -7.7% 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 86,195 2,165 26,848
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 13,381 464 3,983
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,685 219 2,378
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,381 S 596
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,233 S 464
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,112 338 2,901
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,040 S S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,128 311 3,024
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,222.5 82.5 551.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5 82.1 424.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 760.55 436.14 619.27
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17 434.57 619.36
FIPS Code 47157 47029 47149
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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