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Shelby County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 763.2 square miles
Population Density 1,215.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 939,465
Population change 1.3%
Under 5 years of age 7.2%
Under 18 25.7%
65 and over 11.2%
Females 52.3%
White 42.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.9
Asian 2.5%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 53.1%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 29%
Veterans 58,540
Households and Housing
Households 343,517
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.8%
Median household income $46,250
The per capita income $25,549
Live below the poverty line. 20.8%
housing units 401,149
Multi-unit structures 28%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $132,700
Residents owning their homes. 59.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 76,350
Women-owned firms 30.8%
Asian-owned firms 3.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.7%
Black-owned firms 30.9%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.1%
Retail sales $11,932,863
Retail sales per capita $12,971
Manufacturers shipments $17,969,681
Merchant wholesaler sales $29,636,012