Shelby County TN Information


Shelby County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelby County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 13 87th
Per Capita Income # 8 93rd

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Shelby County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 940,537
Population in Households 921,958
Population in Familes 745,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,579
Population Density1 1,232
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 356,216
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 232,234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 405,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202,209 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 154,007 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49,441 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $176,145
Average Home Value $233,052


Median Household Income $46,369
Average Household Income $69,483
Per Capita Income $26,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.46%
Households 0.35% 0.48%
Families 0.08% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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