Shelby County, Tennessee Population 2018

Shelby County, Tennessee's estimated population is 936,961 with a growth rate of -0.00% 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
2017936,961-29-0.00%
2016936,990-140-0.01%
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 American498,376
White370,954
Some Other Race25,729
Asian23,208
Two or More Races16,211
American Indian and Alaska Native2,211
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander301

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Shelby County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Shelby County, Tennessee Median Age

35.1


Total

33.4


Male

36.8


Female

Shelby County, Tennessee Adults

There are 698,058 adults, (108,691 of which are seniors) in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Shelby County, Tennessee Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelby County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

490,286

52.33%

Male

446,704

47.67%

Shelby County, Tennessee Households and Families

Shelby County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelby County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All56.2%43.8%
Non Family45%55%
Male44.6%55.4%
Female39%61%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelby County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All349,9562.6356.2
Married132,7503.377.8
Non Family127,9511.2345
Female71,5573.6739
Male17,6983.4644.6

3.35

Average Family Size

2.63

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 Grade26,5494.40%
9th to 12th Grade51,4298.53%
High School Graduate161,29226.75%
Some College142,55223.64%
Associates Degree39,1846.50%
Bachelors Degree112,67018.69%
Graduate Degree69,22211.48%

Shelby County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black301,144252,39055,363
White252,434239,292111,921
Hispanic27,36813,7553,230
Asian15,55913,6869,039
Other Race11,6774,632841
Multiple Races6,4545,6201,986
Native American1,305812242
Islander18413427

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 58.09%.

Shelby County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,599$40,335$30,220
Less Than High School$18,379$20,583$14,675
High School Grad$25,001$28,962$21,342
Some College$31,485$39,545$27,243
Bachelors Degree$48,285$56,531$41,440
Graduate Degree$62,112$82,146$52,788

$33,599

Average Earnings

$40,335

Average Male

$30,220

Average Female

Shelby County, Tennessee Language

Shelby County, Tennessee Language by Age

Shelby County, Tennessee Language

90.68% of Shelby County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 9.32% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.24% of the population.

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black486,797142,48829.27%
White339,56228,3418.35%
Hispanic54,85819,77436.05%
Other25,40910,14239.91%
Multiple15,9923,55222.21%
Asian23,0232,72611.84%
Native2,13923210.85%
Islander30115551.50%

21.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.21%

Male Poverty Rate

22.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelby County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Tennessee is Islander, with 51.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelby County, Tennessee is White, with 8.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.00%.

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.99%
High School20.83%
Some College12.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%

Shelby County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.80%
Male Unemployed38.40%
Female Employed10.90%
Male Employed7.58%

Shelby County, Tennessee Income

Shelby County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,854$69,586
Families$59,142$83,071
Married Families$86,184$112,061
Non Families$30,532$43,743

Shelby County, Tennessee Marital Status

Shelby County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by War

53,804

Number of Veterans

48,344

Male Veterans

5,460

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam19,213
First Gulf War10,920
Second Gulf War8,763
Korea4,001
World War II2,259

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5415,832
55 to 6412,819
65 to 7411,812
75+9,111
18 to 344,230

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White28,1769.52%
Black24,3386.79%
Hispanic9302.84%
2 or More5145.89%
Asian4052.33%
Other1971.39%
Indian1378.63%
Hawaiian3718.05%

Shelby County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelby County, Tennessee Employment Status

Shelby County, Tennessee Employment by Age

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

9.4%

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