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Washington County, Tennessee; Shelby County, Tennessee; United States

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Washington County, Tennessee
Shelby County, Tennessee
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 128,607 935,764 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 128,607 935,764 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 123,058 927,682 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4.5% 0.9% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 122,979 927,644 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
7.0%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.0%
24.9%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.3%
13.6%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
52.5%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.4%
41.1%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.5%
54.2%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
2.7%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.6%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.6%
6.5%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.4%
35.6%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 10,788 51,042 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.0% 6.5% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 60,849 406,215 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 64.7% 55.4% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $159,400 $142,300 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,151 $1,371 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $363 $495 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $743 $922 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 501 2,251 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 53,190 350,260 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.30 2.62 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 83.2% 84.2% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 4.7% 9.5% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 87.2% 83.2% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 79.7% 72.6% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.6% 88.2% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 32.4% 31.1% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 13.5% 9.2% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.2%
11.7%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.7% 64.4% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 54.3% 60.7% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 278,536 1,889,742 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,641,251 8,166,690 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,503,724 22,412,702 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 791,346 35,454,262 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,011,547 22,058,481 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,080 $23,447 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.4 22.8 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $46,752 $49,782 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,261 $28,828 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
14.9%
21.7%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 2,903 19,541 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 52,644 440,133 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 2,045,497 22,534,451 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.3% 1.1% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 8,491 82,844 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 9,519 95,433 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 5,333 43,633 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,685 45,031 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 576 52,295 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,536 40,569 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,126 9,486 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 7,559 82,645 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 376.7 1,215.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 326.47 763.17 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 47179 47157 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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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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