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Shelby County, Tennessee; Wilson County, Tennessee; Rhea County, Tennessee

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