Shelby County, Tennessee (TN)

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County population in 2012: 940,764 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 897,472 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 162,369
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 49,647
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 213,444
Renter-occupied apartments: 138,955 (it was 124,922 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

32%

Land area: 755 sq. mi.

Water area: 29.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 1239 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Shelby County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.0%), Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Construction (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Shelby County, Tennessee:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (51.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (38.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.6%)
  • Asian alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 442,652  (46.2%)
Females: 484,992  (53.8%)

Shelby County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Shelby County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,226 ($39,593 in 1999)

This county:

$45226
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $642 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $841)
This county:

$642
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,000 (it was $90,800 in 2000)
Shelby:

$123,000
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,600 - $218,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $177,328
Here:

$177,328
State:

$193,341

Townhouses or other attached units: $124,695
Here:

$124,695
State:

$166,652

In 2-unit structures: $78,416
Here:

$78,416
State:

$142,213

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,122
Here:

$148,122
State:

$145,504

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $182,468
Here:

$182,468
State:

$182,736

Mobile homes: $36,783
Here:

$36,783
State:

$62,485
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,296
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $455

Institutionalized population: 11,592

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Shelby County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
68.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
39.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
59.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
69.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 173 pounds. This is more than average.
37.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3583 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2001: 3450 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2002: 4147 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2003: 4587 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2004: 4736 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2005: 4769 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2006: 4085 buildings, average cost: $232,400
  • 2007: 2273 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2008: 881 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2009: 610 buildings, average cost: $188,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,057 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,709 (1.7%)

Shelby County household income distribution in 2009 Shelby County home values distribution Shelby County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 42.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.4% for American Indian residents, 64.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.4% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
Shelby County:

21.8%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 42.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for American Indian residents, 64.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.4% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Memphis, TN-MS-AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shelby County is $572 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $847 a month.

Cities in this county include: Memphis, Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville, Millington, Shelby Forest, Lakeland, Fisherville, Arlington, Rosemark.

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

2005 air pollution in Shelby County:

Carbon Monoxide: 3 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.111 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.082 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 30 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 60 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 43 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.005 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Shelby County: Shady Creek Farm (A), Fisherville Farms (B), North Memphis Landfill (C), South Shelby Landfill (D), North Shelby Landfill (E), Jones Orchard (F), T L Farms (G), Bland Farms (H), Camp Haiyaka (I), Elliots Landing (J), Bateman Landing (K), Todd (L), Dogwood Ridge Campground (M), Walts Landing (N), Bullpen Landing (O), Foot of Island Forty Landing (P), Howards Landing (Q), Island Number Forty Landing (R), Pleasant View Landing (S), Bella Vista Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shelby County include: New Wrights Chapel (A), New Sardis Church (B), Saint Matthews Church (C), Pisgah Church (D), Saint Pauls Church (E), Salem Church (F), Pleasant Union Church (G), New Hope Baptist Church (H), Bolton Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saluted Cemetery (1), Seward Cemetery (2), Little John Cemetery (3), Baxter Cemetery (4), Belmount Cemetery (5), Benjestown Cemetery (6), Ludicia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ash Slough (A), Johnsons Creek (B), Howard Creek (C), Hebron Branch (D), Grays Creek (E), Field Creek (F), Crooked Creek (G), Cole Creek (H), Casper Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shelby County include: Bartlett Park (1), Zodiac Park (2), Edmund Orgill Park (3), Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: DeSoto County, Mississippi , Crittenden County, Arkansas , Fayette County , Marshall County, Mississippi , Tipton County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 50,931
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 34,373 (33% naturalized citizens)

Shelby County:

3.8%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 12,954
  • 1990 to 1994: 7,703
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,077
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,106
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,181
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,330
  • 1970 to 1974: 780
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,242

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.2%

Shelby County marital status for males Shelby County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Shelby County with a mortgage: 152,570 (16,379 second mortgage, 13,941 home equity loan, 619 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 47,151

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shelby County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant260,401504
Black Protestant150,894292
Mainline Protestant87,990127
Catholic61,20229
Other26,52068
Orthodox1,1256
None339,512-
Shelby County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 186
Shelby County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 49
This 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.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 556
This county:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

32.8%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Shelby County:

Average size of farms: 162 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,143
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $347.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,464
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,607
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.18%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.32%
Corn for grain: 6026 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5762 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 17856 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 24527 harvested acres
Vegetables: 91 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 179 acres

Tornado activity:

Shelby County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 1175888.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 113 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelby County-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 41.5 miles away from Shelby County 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 99.1 miles away from the county 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 61.0 miles away from the county 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 142.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 45.4 miles away from Shelby County 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 255.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (30%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Shelby County (%):

  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Shelby County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 323,045 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 52,681 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,916 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 143 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 69 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 257 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 294 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 363 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,884 (1%)
  • Other means: 2,982 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 8,912 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Shelby County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 4,889 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4,187 people in nursing homes
  • 3,595 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,189 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,041 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 464 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 456 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 409 people in state prisons
  • 395 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 264 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 262 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 245 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 243 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 240 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 190 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 190 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 190 people in other group homes
  • 148 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 138 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 138 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 88 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 74 people in halfway houses
  • 72 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 55 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Shelby County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 5,592 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3,973 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,315 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,553 people in federal prisons
  • 1,069 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 705 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 426 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 418 people in state prisons
  • 344 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 309 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 281 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 175 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 61 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 56 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 37 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,872.

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%

0.93% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($6,396 average AGI)
3.44% relocated from other states ($31,996 average AGI)
Shelby County:

3.44%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Davidson County, TN  0.13% ($28,972)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.09% ($30,868)
from Marshall County, MS  0.08% ($24,954)
from Cook County, IL  0.07% ($37,036)


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%

1.00% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($8,747 average AGI)
3.57% relocated to other states ($36,209 average AGI)
Shelby County:

3.57%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Davidson County, TN  0.17% ($33,034)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.08% ($25,388)
to Marshall County, MS  0.07% ($25,684)
to Cook County, IL  0.07% ($40,962)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Shelby County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Shelby County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shelby County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 106,637 (86,276 aged, 20,361 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15784.62
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 372.510
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50360.89

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1578.050
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 856.180
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.09

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53.29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.82
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 8836.245

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 171.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 128.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 16.2
  • Suffocation - 4.1
  • Other - 22.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 99.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.2
  • Poisoning - 13.7
  • Suffocation - 13.7
  • Other - 6.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 909,315

Size of family households: 87,950 2-persons, 58,179 3-persons, 45,275 4-persons, 22,895 5-persons, 9,579 6-persons, 7,529 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 99,495 1-person, 16,288 2-persons, 2,327 3-persons, 855 4-persons, 345 5-persons, 132 6-persons, 122 7-or-more-persons.

126,592 married couples with children.
88,773 single-parent households (11,723 men, 77,050 women).

93.5% of residents of Shelby County speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,071,893,000 ($7787 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,458,625,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,922,477,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,115,028,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,034,000
Federal grants: $1,508,910,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,583,309,000 ($1,098,116,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $924,135,000 ($205,789,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $148,743,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $700,724,000
Federal Government insurance: $395,219,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 77,555
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 41,525
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9,694
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -33,012
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shelby County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 187.84 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,947
  • 2000 to 2004: 51,256
  • 1990 to 1999: 57,826
  • 1980 to 1989: 53,588
  • 1970 to 1979: 68,250
  • 1960 to 1969: 51,084
  • 1950 to 1959: 59,490
  • 1940 to 1949: 26,538
  • 1939 or earlier: 28,182
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 147
  • 2 rooms: 1,057
  • 3 rooms: 4,837
  • 4 rooms: 10,749
  • 5 rooms: 40,674
  • 6 rooms: 56,184
  • 7 rooms: 42,977
  • 8 rooms: 28,245
  • 9+ rooms: 28,574
  • 1 room: 3,974
  • 2 rooms: 11,697
  • 3 rooms: 23,823
  • 4 rooms: 39,713
  • 5 rooms: 25,575
  • 6 rooms: 12,759
  • 7 rooms: 4,564
  • 8 rooms: 1,765
  • 9+ rooms: 1,052
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shelby County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 458
  • 1 bedroom: 3,713
  • 2 bedrooms: 32,509
  • 3 bedrooms: 116,987
  • 4 bedrooms: 48,390
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11,387
  • no bedroom: 5,154
  • 1 bedroom: 34,900
  • 2 bedrooms: 56,929
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,699
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,567
  • 5+ bedrooms: 673
Cars and other vehicles available in Shelby County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 11,114
  • 1 vehicle: 65,916
  • 2 vehicles: 95,086
  • 3 vehicles: 31,585
  • 4 vehicles: 7,577
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,166
  • no vehicle: 26,882
  • 1 vehicle: 64,820
  • 2 vehicles: 27,633
  • 3 vehicles: 4,374
  • 4 vehicles: 714
  • 5+ vehicles: 499

52% of Shelby County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 16% lived in Tennessee.

Shelby County:

52.2%
State average:

54.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $77,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shelby County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.3%)
  • Electricity (27.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Electricity (54.2%)
  • Utility gas (43.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,893
Here:

11.6%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,167
Here:

12.9%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,530
Here:

21.1%
Tennessee:

22.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Shelby County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $318,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $88,063,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,811,000
    Regular Highways: $7,996,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,317,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $713,000
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000
    Sewerage: $240,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $307,173,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $294,888,000
    Correctional Institutions: $111,934,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,808,000
    Health - Other: $54,034,000
    Police Protection: $50,227,000
    General - Other: $25,926,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,643,000
    Financial Administration: $20,549,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,006,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,363,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,610,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,051,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $10,282,000
    Regular Highways: $7,626,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,723,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,548,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,046,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,130,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $452,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $343,000
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $520,106,000
    Other Investments - Other: $136,790,000
    Corporate Bonds: $119,424,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $58,046,000
    Benefit Payments: $39,921,000
    Withdrawals: $2,120,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $115,155,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $360,762,000
    General - Other: $94,374,000
    Libraries: $1,545,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,210,000
    Police Protection: $2,249,000
    General - Other: $2,219,000
    Health - Other: $543,000
    Financial Administration: $410,000
    Central Staff Services: $363,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $272,000
    Hospitals: $228,000
    General Public Building: $139,000
    Regular Highways: $131,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $111,000
    Correctional Institutions: $89,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $549,397,000

Shelby County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $268,598,000
    All Other: $30,826,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,304,000
    Sewerage: $654,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $564,000
    Parks and Recreation: $530,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $86,009,000
    From Parent Local Government: $18,806,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $6,511,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,301,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,837,000
    All Other: $1,365,000
    General Local Government Support: $921,000
    Education: $623,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $12,829,000
    Education: $7,493,000
    All Other: $3,432,000
    Highways: $1,517,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,199,000
    Public Welfare: $720,000
    Housing and Community Development: $171,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $57,469,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,597,000
    Special Assessments: $2,904,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,929,000
    Sale of Property: $1,311,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $549,000
    Rents: $367,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $160,175,000
    All Other: $85,218,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,799,000
    Public Welfare: $17,382,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,107,000
    Highways: $12,560,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,693,000
  • Tax - Property: $641,521,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $251,739,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $29,963,000
    Other License: $28,010,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,259,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,338,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $924,000
    Severance: $269,000

Shelby County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,716,764,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,537,190,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $609,479,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $583,072,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $245,695,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,121,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $26,407,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $141,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $100,000,000

Shelby County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $156,023,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $46,799,000
    Total Other Securities: $20,877,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,501,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $583,072,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Shelby County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 214 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,512$140,8503,187$184,67311,209$181,680472$55,17219$1,706,7891,637$101,87811$96,818
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED169$121,473132$182,2201,229$155,83074$29,9051$150,00078$86,7058$83,375
APPLICATIONS DENIED678$115,416562$127,1695,572$139,953901$28,6035$136,800774$63,45724$62,625
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN516$129,008467$189,5443,512$161,815115$91,5482$6,850,000286$92,7665$67,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS87$116,29971$178,282949$148,01991$55,5711$510,00060$72,9672$93,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 145 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED485$210,014455$203,4555$145,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED196$183,888237$199,48127$99,593
APPLICATIONS DENIED98$194,53192$204,9139$100,111
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$186,69060$191,0172$74,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS30$137,20014$237,85715$115,200

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Shelby County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6,36770.5 years
Mary6,13777.9 years
John5,08473.1 years
William4,90072.7 years
Robert3,81870.2 years
Willie3,58872.7 years
George2,38773.2 years
Charles2,38769.9 years
Annie1,93878.4 years
Dorothy1,60373.5 years
Most common last names in Shelby County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3,31673.5 years
Jones3,30072.7 years
Williams3,11172.5 years
Johnson2,82672.9 years
Brown1,95072.6 years
Davis1,74573.2 years
Taylor1,61572.1 years
Jackson1,42271.9 years
Moore1,37173.0 years
Harris1,36172.6 years
Businesses in Shelby County, TN
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Kincaid3
ALDI3Kmart1
ALDO2Knights Inn1
AT&T9Kohl's2
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kroger27
Abercrombie Kids1La Quinta4
Academy Sports + Outdoors1La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware2Lane Bryant3
Advance Auto Parts10Lane Furniture17
Aeropostale3LensCrafters2
American Eagle Outfitters4Little Caesars Pizza15
Ann Taylor5Long John Silver's1
Apple Store1Lowe's5
Applebee's2Macy's4
Arby's9Marriott16
Ashley Furniture2Marshalls3
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets19
AutoZone27Mazda2
BMW1McDonald's45
Banana Republic3Men's Wearhouse4
Barnes & Noble2Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins15Motel 64
Bath & Body Works3Motherhood Maternity8
Baymont Inn1New Balance13
Bebe1New York & Co3
Bed Bath & Beyond5Nike69
Ben & Jerry's1Nissan3
Best Western5Office Depot6
Blockbuster8OfficeMax3
Brooks Brothers1Old Navy3
Brookstone3Olive Garden3
Budget Car Rental5On The Border2
Buffalo Wild Wings3Outback2
Burger King28Outback Steakhouse2
CVS3Pac Sun1
Cache2Panera Bread3
CarMax1Papa John's Pizza10
Casual Male XL3Payless14
Catherines4Penske8
Charlotte Russe2PetSmart3
Chevrolet4Pier 1 Imports4
Chick-Fil-A10Pizza Hut22
Chico's3Plato's Closet2
Chuck E. Cheese's3Popeyes10
Church's Chicken16Pottery Barn1
Circle K30Pottery Barn Kids1
Clarion1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Clarks1Quality2
Coldwater Creek2Quiznos7
Comfort Inn4RadioShack10
Comfort Suites3Red Lobster2
Costco2Red Robin2
Cracker Barrel3Red Roof Inn1
Cricket Wireless43Rite Aid8
Curves7Rodeway Inn1
DHL5Ruby Tuesday2
Dairy Queen4Rue213
Days Inn4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry5SAS Shoes3
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In19
Domino's Pizza6Sam's Club4
DressBarn2Sears13
Dressbarn2Sephora3
Dunkin Donuts3Shoe Carnival4
Econo Lodge3Sleep Inn3
Eddie Bauer2Soma Intimates1
Ethan Allen1Spencer Gifts1
Express3Sprint Nextel7
Extended Stay America4Starbucks31
Extended Stay Deluxe1Steak 'n Shake2
FedEx159Studio 61
Finish Line5Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Firestone Complete Auto Care13Subaru1
Foot Locker6Suburban1
Ford4Subway45
Forever 211Super 84
GNC14T-Mobile26
GameStop14T.G.I. Driday's3
Gap4T.J.Maxx4
Goodwill4Taco Bell28
Gymboree3Talbots5
H&R Block31Target7
Havertys Furniture2The Athlete's Foot2
Haworth1The Limited1
Hilton14The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby3Toyota3
Holiday Inn9Toys"R"Us5
Hollister Co.3U-Haul19
Home Depot6UPS120
Homestead Studio Suites2Urban Outfitters1
Honda3Value City Furniture2
Hot Topic1Vans4
Hyatt3Verizon Wireless6
Hyundai3Victoria's Secret3
IHOP7Volkswagen2
InTown Suites2Waffle House7
J. Jill2Walgreens51
J.Crew1Walmart9
JCPenney2Wendy's36
Jimmy John's3Westin1
JoS. A. Bank3Wet Seal1
Jones New York11Whole Foods Market1
Journeys3Wingate1
Justice3YMCA9
KFC24

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