Shelby County TN Information


Shelby County Subdivisions

Shelby County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 957,457
Population in Households 939,056
Population in Familes 758,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,401
Population Density1 1,255
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 361,310
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 235,195
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 413,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204,740 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 156,570 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 51,728 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $149,151
Average Home Value $200,560


Median Household Income $47,815
Average Household Income $70,532
Per Capita Income $27,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.52%
Households 0.47% 0.5%
Families 0.26% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 9 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.