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Shelby County, Tennessee; Van Buren County, Tennessee; Rhea County, Tennessee; Wilson County, Tennessee

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Shelby County, Tennessee
Van Buren County, Tennessee
Rhea County, Tennessee
Wilson County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 5,872 33,167 144,657
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 5,872 33,167 144,657
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 927,682 5,558 31,804 114,062
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% 5.6% 4.3% 26.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644 5,548 31,809 113,993
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
5.7%
6.0%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
19.7%
22.4%
23.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
23.4%
18.8%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
49.6%
50.4%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.9%
96.8%
94.6%
88.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.3%
0.9%
2.2%
7.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
0.6%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.8%
0.2%
0.7%
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.5%
1.9%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.6%
2.0%
5.2%
4.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.3%
95.1%
90.2%
84.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 50,343 389 2,130 8,999
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 1.3% 2.6% 4.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 407,273 2,695 14,847 56,410
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 55.1% 81.5% 71.2% 76.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $150,400 $98,000 $122,600 $264,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,380 $950 $1,085 $1,592
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $499 $302 $357 $446
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $942 $511 $647 $1,065
Building permits, 2019 1,255 0 209 1,912
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 351,194 2,141 12,177 49,664
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.62 2.64 2.61 2.72
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.2% 88.4% 83.8% 86.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 9.6% 4.5% 4.7% 6.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 84.5% 74.0% 83.7% 92.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 75.3% 69.0% 72.6% 85.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.4% 79.0% 80.8% 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 31.6% 7.8% 16.9% 32.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.9% 20.4% 16.4% 9.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.6%
13.7%
12.8%
9.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.5% 49.2% 55.2% 66.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.0% 46.0% 49.4% 60.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,889,742 D 30,748 190,016
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,166,690 D 68,242 392,531
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,412,702 D 848,618 1,281,590
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,454,262 D D 1,362,850
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,058,481 9,445 281,055 1,432,589
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,447 $1,678 $8,716 $12,043
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.8 30.7 23.2 30.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $51,657 $42,724 $42,206 $75,991
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,104 $20,634 $22,336 $34,575
Persons in poverty, percent
17.2%
15.5%
15.4%
7.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 19,478 44 497 2,752
Total employment, 2018 438,508 454 8,676 41,574
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 23,223,047 14,323 282,318 1,627,216
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.4% -9.4% -2.1% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 84,799 427 1,771 12,736
All firms, 2012 95,433 216 1,772 11,452
Men-owned firms, 2012 43,633 98 871 6,839
Women-owned firms, 2012 45,031 89 699 3,318
Minority-owned firms, 2012 52,295 F 85 966
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 40,569 206 1,605 10,157
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,486 F 89 1,415
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 82,645 203 1,567 9,403
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5 20.3 100.9 199.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17 273.42 315.38 570.83
FIPS Code 47157 47175 47143 47189
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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