Shelby County, TN

934,603 Population
763.2 square miles 1,224.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
14.1%
was 14.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Population Density
1,224.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.5%
was 49.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.1%
was 6.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Percent Under 18
25.2%
was 25.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN
Percent 65 and Over
12.6%
was 12.0%
Ranked 16th Highest in TN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 6.6
Ranked 16th Lowest in TN
Percent Living in Poverty
20.8%
was 20.1%
Ranked 20th Lowest in TN
Median Household Income
$46,854
was $47,083
Ranked 12th Highest in TN
Gini Income Distribution
 
51.1
50.4
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,068
Ranked 13th Highest in TN
Patents per 100,000
30
Ranked 7th Highest in TN

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.1
was 0.3
Ranked 42nd Highest in TN
Violent Crimes per 100,000
49.6
was 54.0
Ranked 89th Highest in TN
Property Crimes per 100,000
283.4
was 315.5
Ranked 88th Highest in TN

 Housing

Total Housing Units
406,023
was 404,294
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Median Rent
$884
was $862
Ranked 7th Highest in TN
Total Building Permits
2,172
was 2,325
 
Occupied Housing Units
354,666
was 348,067
 
Homeownership Rate
52.9%
was 55.0%
Ranked 20th Highest in TN
Single Family Building Permits
1,041
was 1,050
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
531.7
was 529.7
Ranked 2nd Highest in TN
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.5%
was 26.4%
Ranked 10th Highest in TN
Multifamily Building Permits
1,131
was 1,275
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 10th Highest in TN
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.4
was 5.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.3
was 2.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.4%
was 93.6%
Ranked 17th Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.1%
Ranked 18th Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 99.6%
Ranked 16th Highest in TN

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.3%
was 87.2%
Ranked 10th Highest in TN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.8%
was 30.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in TN

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