Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN

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2022 Population
109,422
4.56% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.2
1.63% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.66%
8.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,791
2.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$234,000
16.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN had a population of 109k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $75,791. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN declined from 114,648 to 109,422, a −4.56% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,865 to $75,791, a 2.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (46.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (39.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.27%), White (Hispanic) (2.98%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%).

13.1% of the households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis (190 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2022, the median property value in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was $234,000, and the homeownership rate was 61.3%.

Most people in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN is home to a population of 109k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.38% of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN residents were born outside of the country (10.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.76k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN are Spanish (5,540 households), Arabic (1,875 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,378 households).

Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship
95.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    50.6k ± 4.42k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43k ± 2.38k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.76k ± 1.17k
6.5%
Hispanic Population
7.11k people

In 2022, there were 1.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.76k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.5% of the people in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN are hispanic (7.11k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.38%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.3k people
8.82%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people

As of 2022, 9.38% of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN residents (10.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was 8.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,540 households (5.41%)
  2. Arabic
    1,875 households (1.83%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,378 households (1.35%)

13.1% of the households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was Spanish. 5.41% of the households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,730 ± 469
  2. Vietnam
    1,240 ± 210
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,029 ± 345

Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN employs 52.8k people. The largest industries in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN are Restaurants & Food Services (3,699 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,046 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,022 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($268,456), Investigation & security services ($167,292), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills ($144,365).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
27,285
Women
50.5%
26,732
Men
49.5%

The workforce of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN in 2020 was 54,017 people, with 50.5% woman, and 49.5% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN.

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Occupations

52.8k
2022 Value
−3.6%
1 Year decline
± −3.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN declined at a rate of −3.6%, from 54.8k employees to 52.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN, are Registered nurses (1,421 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,387 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,387 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.8k
2022 Value
−3.6%
1 Year decline
± −3.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN declined at a rate of −3.6%, from 54.8k employees to 52.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,699 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,046 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,022 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN, though some of these residents may live in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,232
Median earning men ± $2,987
$42,395
Median earning women ± $2,819

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,382), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,250), and Information ($67,145).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($61,518), Public Administration ($54,897), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,904).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2018, universities in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN awarded 190 degrees. The student population of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN in 2017 is skewed towards women, with 109 male students and 163 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN are Black or African American (153 and 80.5%), followed by White (31 and 16.3%), Asian (3 and 1.58%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 0.526%).

The largest universities in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN by number of degrees awarded are L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis (190 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.814% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.721% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (20.8k), Bachelors Degree (20.4k), and Some college (20.1k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was $234,000 in 2022, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $200,400 to $234,000, a 16.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN is 61.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN is $75,791. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

Property

$234,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,193
$25,081
Median Property Taxes
±$1,689

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.3%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.3% of the housing units in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,791
Median Household Income
± $3,306
40.9k
Number of Households
± 2,171

In 2022, the median household income of the 40.9k households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN grew to $75,791 from the previous year's value of $73,865.

The following chart displays the households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN

In 2022, the income inequality in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.102% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (9.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.79%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.4%) and those who worked at home (7.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN (10.1k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN has health coverage, with 57% on employee plans, 9.37% on Medicaid, 9.57% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.52%
Uninsured
57%
Employer Coverage
9.37%
Medicaid
9.57%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN grew by 7.56% from 8.85% to 9.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shelby County (East)--Memphis city (East) & Arlington town (South) PUMA, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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