Shelby County TN Information


Shelby County Subdivisions

Shelby County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 960,562
Daytime Population: Workers 533,297
Daytime Population: Residents 503,867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,037,164
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 942,449
Population in Familes 760,664
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,113
Population Density2 1,259
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $50,896
Average Household Income $74,731
Per Capita Income $28,615


Total Housing Units 413,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208,404 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 154,499 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 50,255 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $152,371
Average Home Value $204,009


Total Households 362,903
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 236,193
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.48%
Households 0.46% 0.47%
Families 0.28% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.27%


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, 2017 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 Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 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.