Demographics

Who We Are


According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 927,644 people, 350,971 households, and 231,407 families residing in Shelby County. The population density was 1,215.5 people per square mile (3146 / square kilometer) and there were 398,274 housing units at an average density of 521.9 per square mile (1367 / square kilometer).
The racial makeup of the county was:
  • 52.10% African American
  • 40.60% Caucasian
  • 5.60% Hispanic or Latino of any race
  • 2.30% Asian

  • 3.30% from other races
  • 1.40% from two or more races
  • 0.20% Native American
  • 0.047% Pacific Islander

Related Documents from U.S. Census Bureau

The cities and towns that are incorporated within Shelby County include:

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