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Shelby County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee; Claiborne County, Tennessee

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Shelby County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
Claiborne County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 11,663 31,959
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 11,663 31,959
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 927,682 11,750 32,212
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% -0.7% -0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644 11,757 32,213
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
5.1%
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
20.7%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
24.1%
20.3%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
51.0%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.9%
94.6%
96.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.3%
3.0%
1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.8%
0.6%
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.3%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.6%
3.6%
1.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.3%
91.4%
94.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 50,343 662 1,893
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 407,273 6,931 15,606
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 55.1% 81.0% 70.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $150,400 $98,800 $110,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,380 $1,011 $896
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $499 $314 $304
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $942 $531 $632
Building permits, 2019 1,255 0 75
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 351,194 4,440 13,281
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.62 2.58 2.29
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.2% 94.5% 86.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 9.6% 0.5% 2.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 84.5% 80.8% 78.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 75.3% 71.2% 62.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.4% 85.9% 80.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 31.6% 14.5% 16.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.9% 11.7% 16.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.6%
12.5%
11.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.5% 51.5% 49.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.0% 45.1% 44.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,889,742 7,852 23,637
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,166,690 67,408 84,351
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,412,702 117,046 327,940
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,454,262 D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,058,481 76,453 170,081
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,447 $6,550 $5,359
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.8 25.4 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $51,657 $42,031 $36,835
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,104 $23,857 $21,566
Persons in poverty, percent
17.2%
16.0%
19.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 19,536 212 437
Total employment, 2019 447,904 2,947 7,998
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 23,524,587 110,991 283,620
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.1% -3.8% 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 84,799 821 1,817
All firms, 2012 95,433 1,142 2,423
Men-owned firms, 2012 43,633 656 1,521
Women-owned firms, 2012 45,031 320 689
Minority-owned firms, 2012 52,295 25 67
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 40,569 1,076 2,306
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,486 115 233
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 82,645 984 2,070
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5 35.2 74.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17 333.85 434.58
FIPS Code 47157 47039 47025
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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