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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Shelby County is 936,130, which is 4.31% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 13.40% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Shelby County population density is 1,192.49 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 153.08 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Shelby County is black, which represent 52.50% of the total population. The average Shelby County education level is higher than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 936,130. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #62

Shelby County

Population Density, #2

Shelby County
1,192.49 per square mile
153.08 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:378,933 (40.48%, #95)
Black:491,453 (52.50%, #1)
Hispanic:54,305 (5.80%, #11)
Asian:22,959 (2.45%, #5)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,398 (0.26%, #44)
One Race, Other:24,891 (2.66%, see rank)
Two or More Races:15,496 (1.66%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:37,995 (69.97%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:2,885 (5.31%, see rank)
Cuban:1,557 (2.87%, see rank)
Central American:7,378 (13.59%, see rank)
South American:2,210 (4.07%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:5,370 (23.39%, see rank)
Chinese:4,281 (18.65%, see rank)
Filipino:2,313 (10.07%, see rank)
Japanese:488 (2.13%, see rank)
Korean:2,252 (9.81%, see rank)
Vietnamese:4,636 (20.19%, see rank)
Asian, Other:3,619 (15.76%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

811,831 (86.72%) out of the total population of 936,130 reported first ancestry.

 Shelby County% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Arab5,5390.59%, see rank0.46%0.56%
Czech8900.10%, see rank0.15%0.47%
Danish1,1080.12%, see rank0.16%0.42%
Dutch5,4070.58%, see rank1.19%1.40%
English55,1355.89%, see rank9.69%8.02%
French13,8171.48%, see rank2.01%3.34%
German56,3856.02%, see rank10.08%15.03%
Greek1,4700.16%, see rank0.17%0.41%
Hungarian1,1060.12%, see rank0.18%0.46%
Irish58,4376.24%, see rank10.74%10.80%
Italian20,1672.15%, see rank2.16%5.52%
Norwegian3,1130.33%, see rank0.43%1.42%
Polish6,9590.74%, see rank1.01%3.01%
Portuguese4710.05%, see rank0.09%0.44%
Russian3,1880.34%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish14,1071.51%, see rank2.26%0.99%
Scottish14,0321.50%, see rank2.08%1.72%
Subsaharan African14,3511.53%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish3,7660.40%, see rank0.54%1.27%
Swiss6850.07%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian7620.08%, see rank0.10%0.31%
American53,5575.72%, see rank16.94%7.12%
Welsh3,1050.33%, see rank0.50%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 446,442 (47.69%, see rank)
Females: 489,688 (52.31%, see rank)

Shelby County
Male: 47.69%
Female: 52.31%
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Shelby County
34.80 years old
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Shelby County
33.10 years old
37.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Shelby County
36.40 years old
39.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Shelby County% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Under 5 years67,7037.23%, see rank6.23%6.36%
5 to 9 years64,2636.86%, see rank6.41%6.51%
10 to 14 years68,3107.30%, see rank6.57%6.59%
15 to 19 years68,6257.33%, see rank6.58%6.85%
20 to 24 years69,9197.47%, see rank6.99%7.13%
25 to 34 years132,02514.10%, see rank13.02%13.47%
35 to 44 years122,65813.10%, see rank13.13%12.96%
45 to 54 years128,66613.74%, see rank14.09%14.09%
55 to 64 years112,33012.00%, see rank12.73%12.29%
65 to 74 years58,1296.21%, see rank8.29%7.64%
75 to 84 30,8663.30%, see rank4.34%4.25%
85 years and over12,6361.35%, see rank1.60%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Shelby CountyTennesseeU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population597,310, 100%4,336,243209,056,129
Less Than High School79,640, 13.33%, see rank15.05%13.67%
High School Graduate161,817, 27.09%, see rank33.08%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree178,065, 29.81%, see rank27.48%29.09%
Bachelor Degree112,184, 18.78%, see rank15.60%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree65,604, 10.98%, see rank8.79%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.58, see rank13.1913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Shelby County TennesseeU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten28,74168.69%31.31%73.89%26.11%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)105,22383.81%, see rank16.19%, see rank88.44%11.56%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)57,46284.29%, see rank15.71%, see rank87.58%12.42%90.60%9.40%
College55,07577.37%, see rank22.63%, see rank76.56%23.44%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School16,69072.77%, see rank27.23%, see rank61.94%38.06%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Shelby CountyTennesseeU.S.
Total Households345,475, 100%2,487,349116,211,092
Average Household Size2.66, see rank2.532.63
1 Person Households104,991, 30.39%, see rank28.12%27.57%
2 or More Person Households240,484, 69.61%, see rank71.88%72.43%
Family Households (Families)222,233, 64.33%, see rank66.66%66.22%
Average Family Size3.46, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family132,213, 38.27%, see rank48.72%48.42%
Nonfamily Households123,242, 35.67%, see rank33.34%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Shelby County%TennesseeU.S.
15 Years and Over Total735,854see rank5,211,986252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over344,802100%, see rank2,510,764123,281,364
Never Married145,85742.30%, see rank31.74%35.77%
Married155,75145.17%, see rank53.84%52.04%
Widowed9,0132.61%, see rank2.79%2.57%
Divorced34,1819.91%, see rank11.62%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over391,052100%, see rank2,701,222129,692,771
Never Married146,55337.48%, see rank26.02%29.48%
Married159,00740.66%, see rank50.30%49.19%
Widowed34,6438.86%, see rank10.00%9.16%
Divorced50,84913.00%, see rank13.68%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Shelby County%TennesseeU.S.
Native878,55593.85%, see rank95.28%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence576,80661.62%, see rank61.08%58.73%
Born in Different State293,69331.37%, see rank33.38%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8,0560.86%, see rank0.82%1.42%
Foreign Born57,5756.15%, see rank4.72%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship19,9272.13%, see rank1.69%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship37,6484.02%, see rank3.03%7.09%
Born In Europe4,0150.43%, see rank0.51%1.53%
Born In Asia18,6121.99%, see rank1.36%3.82%
Born In Africa6,4290.69%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania2610.03%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America27,5172.94%, see rank2.26%6.83%
Born In Northern America7410.08%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Shelby County%TennesseeU.S.
English312,74390.53%, see rank92.96%79.39%
Spanish17,1984.98%, see rank3.77%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages6,6211.92%, see rank1.62%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages6,0871.76%, see rank1.09%3.36%
Other2,8260.82%, see rank0.55%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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