Shelby County, Tennessee Population 2018

Shelby County, Tennessee's estimated population is 936,961 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shelby County, Tennessee is the 1st largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017937,8478860.09%
2017936,961-169-0.02%
2016937,130-755-0.08%
2015937,885-549-0.06%
2014938,434-391-0.04%
2013938,825-600-0.06%
2012939,4256,1570.66%
2011933,2684,7160.51%
2010928,552102,22212.37%
1990826,33049,2176.33%
1980777,11355,0997.63%
1970722,01494,99515.15%
1960627,019144,62629.98%
1950482,393124,14334.65%
1940358,25051,76816.89%
1930306,48283,26637.30%
1920223,21631,77716.60%
1910191,43937,88224.67%
1900153,55740,81736.20%
1890112,74034,31043.75%
188078,4302,0522.69%
187076,37828,28658.82%
186048,09216,93554.35%
185031,15716,436111.65%
184014,7219,073160.64%
18305,6485,2841451.65%
18203640.00%

Shelby County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American500,384
White369,814
Some Other Race25,794
Asian23,545
Two or More Races16,385
American Indian and Alaska Native1,567
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander358

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Shelby County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

10,00020,00030,00040,000 Male Population10,00020,00030,00040,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Shelby County, Tennessee Median Age

35.3


Total

33.6


Male

37


Female

Shelby County, Tennessee Adults

There are 700,242 adults, (114,417 of whom are seniors) in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Shelby County, Tennessee Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

491,001

52.35%

Male

446,846

47.65%

Shelby County, Tennessee Households and Families

Shelby County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Shelby County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All55.9%44.1%
Male44.5%55.5%
Non Family44.1%55.9%
Female38.8%61.2%

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All349,2072.6455.9
Married132,1573.3178
Non Family129,2371.2244.1
Female70,7223.7538.8
Male17,0913.544.5

3.38

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelby County, Tennessee Households

Shelby County, Tennessee Education

Shelby County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25,7634.24%
9th to 12th Grade49,5758.16%
High School Graduate164,61227.10%
Some College142,75823.50%
Associates Degree38,9436.41%
Bachelors Degree113,16618.63%
Graduate Degree72,54911.94%

Shelby County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black305,514258,28457,314
White251,495239,285112,760
Hispanic27,75113,9033,353
Asian16,11914,4839,592
Other Race11,9834,611913
Multiple Races6,5385,7312,112
Native American1,017683272
Islander21119354

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 59.51%.

Shelby County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,514$40,197$30,834
Less Than High School$19,361$21,391$15,064
High School Grad$25,390$28,573$22,330
Some College$31,850$39,936$27,936
Bachelors Degree$49,490$57,706$41,715
Graduate Degree$63,006$82,512$54,749

$34,514

Average Earnings

$40,197

Average Male

$30,834

Average Female

Shelby County, Tennessee Language

Shelby County, Tennessee Language by Age

Shelby County, Tennessee Language

90.67% of Shelby County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 9.33% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.25% of the population.

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black489,154138,57728.33%
White336,34127,6298.21%
Hispanic56,30920,20735.89%
Other25,4059,89438.95%
Multiple16,2163,44321.23%
Asian23,3692,2319.55%
Native1,50321814.50%
Islander35811632.40%

20.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.68%

Male Poverty Rate

21.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Tennessee is Other, with 38.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Tennessee is White, with 8.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.17%.

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.93%
High School20.43%
Some College12.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.10%
Male Unemployed37.10%
Female Employed10.40%
Male Employed7.15%

Shelby County, Tennessee Income

Shelby County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,415$72,387
Families$61,252$87,073
Married Families$88,699$117,159
Non Families$31,239$44,900

Shelby County, Tennessee Marital Status

Shelby County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelby County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Shelby County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Shelby County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by War

52,467

Number of Veterans

47,304

Male Veterans

5,163

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam19,520
First Gulf War10,995
Second Gulf War8,488
Korea3,626
World War II2,015

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5414,100
65 to 7413,259
55 to 6412,379
75+8,762
18 to 343,967

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White26,8569.12%
Black24,4946.78%
Hispanic8882.68%
Asian4932.78%
2 or More3453.93%
Other1661.14%
Indian755.94%
Hawaiian3816.96%

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

8.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Tennessee Employment Status

Shelby County, Tennessee Employment by Age

65%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Shelby County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Shelby County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Shelby County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Memphis6518366527178810.14%
Bartlett569205862217022.99%
Collierville456014917735767.84%
Germantown38833390562230.57%
Lakeland1242312494710.57%
Arlington1150911566570.50%
Millington1115110974-177-1.59%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990