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Shelby County, Tennessee; Sequatchie County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee; United States

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Shelby County, Tennessee
Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 935,764 14,876 11,706 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 935,764 14,876 11,706 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 927,682 14,121 11,750 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.9% 5.3% -0.4% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644 14,112 11,757 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.0%
5.1%
5.4%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.9%
20.8%
21.0%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.6%
20.4%
23.4%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
50.5%
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
41.1%
96.5%
94.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.2%
0.8%
3.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.6%
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.7%
0.5%
0.5%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.6%
1.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
3.5%
3.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.6%
93.5%
91.9%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 52,467 1,163 747 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 6.3% 1.2% 1.7% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 406,215 6,504 6,920 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 55.9% 75.4% 73.6% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $135,700 $138,100 $91,800 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,348 $1,057 $932 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $483 $352 $305 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $894 $683 $550 $982
Building permits, 2018 2,251 10 0 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 349,207 5,505 4,721 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.64 2.62 2.43 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 83.8% 91.3% 90.2% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 9.3% 1.9% 1.5% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.4% 83.5% 77.6% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.5% 70.1% 64.4% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.6% 83.1% 83.3% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 30.6% 14.5% 11.5% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 9.2% 17.4% 15.1% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.7%
11.3%
12.1%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.7% 54.4% 52.7% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.0% 49.1% 45.8% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,889,742 D 7,852 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,166,690 D 67,408 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,412,702 D 117,046 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,454,262 83,435 D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,058,481 103,989 76,453 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,447 $7,210 $6,550 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.9 32.4 26.9 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $48,415 $51,312 $36,427 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,117 $22,744 $21,098 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
18.9%
16.7%
19.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 19,541 184 216 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 440,133 1,932 2,920 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 22,534,451 54,161 109,989 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 1.1% -4.9% 6.0% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 82,844 1,047 825 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 95,433 1,119 1,142 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 43,633 666 656 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 45,031 321 320 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 52,295 104 25 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 40,569 989 1,076 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,486 163 115 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 82,645 861 984 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5 53.1 35.2 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17 265.86 333.85 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 47157 47153 47039 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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