Shelby County, TN Population by Age

The median age in Shelby County, TN is 35.7, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 21.07% were under the age of 15, 20.89% aged 15 to 29, 44.39% aged 30 to 64, 12.24% aged 65 to 84, and 1.42% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Shelby County, TN population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Shelby County's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 63,949 6.88%
5 to 9 years 63,904 6.88%
10 to 14 years 67,895 7.31%
15 to 19 years 61,180 6.58%
20 to 24 years 61,366 6.6%
25 to 29 years 71,526 7.7%
30 to 34 years 65,452 7.04%
35 to 39 years 60,364 6.5%
40 to 44 years 56,943 6.13%
45 to 49 years 57,231 6.16%
50 to 54 years 57,153 6.15%
55 to 59 years 56,031 6.03%
60 to 64 years 59,259 6.38%
65 to 69 years 45,890 4.94%
70 to 74 years 34,367 3.7%
75 to 79 years 21,263 2.29%
80 to 84 years 12,197 1.31%
85 years and over 13,208 1.42%
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Shelby County, TN population by age group

Key stats
318,294
Population under 25 years
254,285
Population aged 25-44
229,674
Population aged 45-64
126,925
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Shelby County's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Shelby County, TN population by age group. The largest age group was 25-29 years with a poulation of 71,526 (7.70% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Shelby County, TN was for the group of age 25-29 years with a population of 71,526 (7.70%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Shelby County, TN was the 80-84 years with a population of 12,197 (1.31%).

Shelby County, TN population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Shelby County, TN's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Shelby County's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Shelby County, TN population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 568,333 (61.17% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 233,920 25.17%
18 to 64 years 568,333 61.17%
85 years and over 126,925 13.66%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Shelby County's population under 18 was 25.17%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Shelby County's working population (between 18 and 64) was 61.17%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Shelby County's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 13.66% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Shelby County, TN population pyramid

Population pyramid for Shelby County, TN is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Shelby County's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Shelby County, TN, is 32.3.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Shelby County, TN, is 20.9.
  • Total dependency ratio for Shelby County, TN is 53.2.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Shelby County, TN is 4.8.
The graph shows Shelby County's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Shelby County, TN population pyramid i.e. Shelby County population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Shelby County, TN's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 32,352 31,597 63,949
5 to 9 years 32,443 31,461 63,904
10 to 14 years 34,727 33,168 67,895
15 to 19 years 30,823 30,357 61,180
20 to 24 years 30,096 31,270 61,366
25 to 29 years 34,406 37,120 71,526
30 to 34 years 31,286 34,166 65,452
35 to 39 years 28,402 31,962 60,364
40 to 44 years 27,394 29,549 56,943
45 to 49 years 27,063 30,168 57,231
50 to 54 years 27,044 30,109 57,153
55 to 59 years 26,233 29,798 56,031
60 to 64 years 27,122 32,137 59,259
65 to 69 years 20,157 25,733 45,890
70 to 74 years 15,697 18,670 34,367
75 to 79 years 9,252 12,011 21,263
80 to 84 years 4,525 7,672 12,197
85 years and over 3,767 9,441 13,208
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Things to know

What is the population of Shelby County, TN under 18?

Shelby County's population under the age of 18 is 233,920, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 25.17% of the total resident population of Shelby County, TN.

What is the aging population in Shelby County, TN?

Shelby County's population aged 65 years and above was 126,925. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 13.66% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Shelby County, TN Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Shelby County age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Shelby County population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Shelby County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Shelby County by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Shelby County.

Key observations

The largest age group in Shelby County, TN was for the group of age 25-29 years with a population of 71,526 (7.70%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Shelby County, TN was the 80-84 years with a population of 12,197 (1.31%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Shelby County population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Shelby County is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Shelby County total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Shelby County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Shelby County, TN Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Shelby County - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Shelby County population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Shelby County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Shelby County population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Shelby County population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Shelby County is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Shelby County is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Shelby County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Shelby County, TN Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Shelby County, TN population pyramid, which represents the Shelby County population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Shelby County, TN, is 32.3.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Shelby County, TN, is 20.9.
  • Total dependency ratio for Shelby County, TN is 53.2.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Shelby County, TN is 4.8.

Shelby County population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Shelby County population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Shelby County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Shelby County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Shelby County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Shelby County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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