Shelby Forest, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 8,411.
Males: 4,117  (49.0%)
Females: 4,294  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 38053

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,208 (it was $43,592 in 2000)
Shelby Forest:

$49,208
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,629 (it was $17,597 in 2000)

Shelby Forest CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,361 (it was $102,000 in 2000)
Shelby Forest:

$145,361
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $172,217; Detached houses: $171,521; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,955; In 2-unit structures: $488,708; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $872,693; Mobile homes: $111,174
Shelby Forest races chart
  • White alone - 5,096 (62.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,859 (34.8%)
  • Hispanic - 106 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 93 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.09%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shelby Forest: 151.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 82.7 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (very low).

Shelby Forest, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Shelby Forest:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shelby Forest CCD:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Shelby Forest CCD:  0.8% ($776)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Shelby Forest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (12.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (423.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Millington, TN (2.8 miles ), Jericho, AR (3.3 miles) , Sunset, AR (3.3 miles ), Marion, AR (3.4 miles ), Clarkedale, AR (3.4 miles ), Bartlett, TN (3.4 miles ), Drummonds, TN (3.5 miles ), Memphis, TN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.30 N, Longitude: 90.03 W

Area code: 901

Shelby Forest household income distribution Shelby Forest home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Shelby Forest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Shelby Forest, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shelby Forest-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Shelby Forest place center killed 4 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/14/1987, a category F3 tornado 7.2 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 121 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelby Forest-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from Shelby Forest center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 132.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from Shelby Forest center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 248.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 6, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Shelby Forest:

  • WHITNEY HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • RALEIGH MILLINGTON RD 2 (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • SANDWICK HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • TESSLAND GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • MIDSOUTH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • HARBOR VIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • FMC MILLINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MILLINGTON, TN)

Amtrak station near Shelby Forest:

  • 12 miles: MEMPHIS (545 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelby Forest:

  • Rhodes College (about 11 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 12 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 13 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 47 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 53 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 64 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • University of Mississippi (about 71 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

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Notable locations in Shelby Forest: Camp Haiyaka (A), Elliots Landing (B), Bateman Landing (C), Dogwood Ridge Campground (D), Walts Landing (E), Bullpen Landing (F), Foot of Island Forty Landing (G), Howards Landing (H), Island Number Forty Landing (I), Pleasant View Landing (J), Shelby County Fire Department Station 67 (K), Shelby County Fire Department Station 68 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shelby Forest include: Saint Matthews Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Mount Vernon Church (C), Embury Church (D), Tabernacle Church (E), New Testament Gospel Christian Church (F), Forestview Church of Christ (G), Oaklawn Church (H), Pleasant Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Benjestown Cemetery (1), Island Forty Cemetery (2), Embury Cemetery (3), Noblin Cemetery (4), Mount Vernon Cemetery (5), Mount Pisgah Cemetery (6), West Union Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Willow Lake (A), Round Pond (B), Barnishee Bayou (C), Island Forty Chute (D), Eagle Lake (E), Hopefield Chute (F), Piersol Lake (G), Marie Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ash Slough (A), Brinkley Bayou (B), Jakes Creek (C), Big Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Shelby Forest: Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 97.8. This is worse than average.

City:

97.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.254. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.254
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.33. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.33
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.573. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.573
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.1%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.3%
Whole state:

13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.3%
Whole state:

5.8%
36 people in halfway houses in 2000
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Shelby Forest compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shelby Forest CCD (based on Shelby County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.39%
Here: 41.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents40.8%13.7%13.0%5.6%4.7%
Congregations23.8%5.2%12.0%12.9%2.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchJewishAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.9%2.3%2.3%1.8%13.0%
Congregations5.2%0.7%1.1%3.3%33.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 186
Shelby County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 49
Shelby County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 386
Shelby County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

32.8%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.2%
State:

13.5%

4.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($620 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DeSoto County, MS  0.42% ($31,010 average AGI)
from Tipton County, TN  0.17% ($27,315)
from Fayette County, TN  0.14% ($38,848)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($512 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.06%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DeSoto County, MS  0.52% ($35,591 average AGI)
to Tipton County, TN  0.18% ($36,210)
to Fayette County, TN  0.18% ($51,002)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shelby Forest:

  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WLRM (1380 AM; 3 kW; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: WORLD OVERCOMERS OUTREACH MINISTRIES)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBBP (1480 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • KSUD (730 AM; 1 kW; WEST MEMPHIS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shelby Forest:

  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXHT (107.1 FM; MARION, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJMS (101.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WMFS (92.9 FM; BARTLETT, TN; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WHAL-FM (95.7 FM; OLIVE BRANCH, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUMR (91.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS)
  • WQOX (88.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS)
  • WEVL (89.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATION VOLUNTEERS, INC.)
  • WMPS (107.5 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKLV (94.7 FM; TURRELL, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMBZ (94.1 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Shelby Forest:

  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WJRJ-LP (Channel 59; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WBXP-CA (Channel 44; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • W42BY (Channel 42; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC,)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • W61BP (Channel 61; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: JIMMY BOYD)
  • WBUY (Channel 40; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
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