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Shelby County, Tennessee; Williamson County, Tennessee; Obion County, Tennessee; Lincoln County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee

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Shelby County, Tennessee
Williamson County, Tennessee
Obion County, Tennessee
Lincoln County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 238,412 30,069 34,366 11,663
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 937,166 238,412 30,069 34,366 11,663
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 927,682 183,277 31,807 33,354 11,750
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% 30.1% -5.5% 3.0% -0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 927,644 183,182 31,807 33,361 11,757
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
5.9%
5.7%
5.7%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
26.8%
21.6%
22.3%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
13.5%
20.7%
19.7%
24.1%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
50.9%
51.6%
51.1%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.9%
88.2%
86.6%
89.3%
94.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.3%
4.5%
10.8%
7.0%
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
0.4%
0.8%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.8%
5.2%
0.4%
0.5%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.8%
1.6%
2.1%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.6%
4.9%
4.8%
3.8%
3.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.3%
83.8%
82.4%
86.3%
91.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 51,042 9,982 1,850 2,252 741
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.5% 7.5% 1.8% 1.6% 0.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 407,273 87,541 14,601 15,714 6,931
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 55.4% 80.6% 68.0% 73.3% 76.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $142,300 $417,700 $89,200 $124,000 $94,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,371 $2,111 $950 $1,112 $974
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $495 $547 $349 $382 $298
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $922 $1,443 $590 $696 $547
Building permits, 2019 1,255 2,467 14 5 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 350,260 75,344 12,715 13,636 4,623
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62 2.90 2.36 2.45 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.2% 84.1% 86.0% 86.5% 93.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 9.5% 8.7% 3.7% 2.6% 0.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 83.2% 95.9% 82.1% 79.6% 77.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 72.6% 92.1% 70.8% 63.1% 64.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.2% 95.6% 83.4% 83.1% 83.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 31.1% 59.0% 14.9% 18.8% 12.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.2% 4.4% 15.9% 14.2% 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.6%
6.1%
11.6%
12.3%
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.4% 68.9% 55.4% 56.8% 52.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.7% 59.5% 51.4% 48.2% 45.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,889,742 485,174 33,430 26,674 7,852
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,166,690 1,456,140 D 59,439 67,408
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,412,702 558,319 1,194,986 D 117,046
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,454,262 10,285,748 301,480 385,073 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,058,481 3,968,591 457,698 316,837 76,453
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,447 $20,572 $14,604 $9,457 $6,550
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.8 27.7 21.7 28.0 25.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $49,782 $109,026 $39,866 $45,736 $40,233
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,828 $50,931 $23,141 $25,077 $24,337
Persons in poverty, percent
21.7%
3.8%
17.7%
14.4%
18.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 19,478 7,254 631 579 218
Total employment, 2018 438,508 129,892 8,625 8,503 3,064
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 23,223,047 8,287,848 302,547 303,685 116,408
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.4% 3.4% -2.3% 1.0% 4.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 84,799 29,249 1,887 2,449 821
All firms, 2012 95,433 25,780 2,409 2,871 1,142
Men-owned firms, 2012 43,633 14,409 1,127 1,500 656
Women-owned firms, 2012 45,031 7,549 882 814 320
Minority-owned firms, 2012 52,295 1,932 140 164 25
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 40,569 22,787 2,160 2,626 1,076
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,486 2,945 234 408 115
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 82,645 21,354 1,950 2,216 984
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,215.5 314.4 58.4 58.5 35.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 763.17 582.60 544.73 570.34 333.85
FIPS Code 47157 47187 47131 47103 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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