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Shelby County, TN
The county was named for Isaac Shelby, who helped arrange for purchase of land from the Chickasaws in 1818

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Shelby County is one of 95 counties in Tennessee.

The county is in the Memphis metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 908,175. This was an increase of  1.19% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$39,593
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shelby County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Shelby County was $32,914. This was an increase of 23.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 106% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Memphis
Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the state (by population); ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s

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7% of Shelby County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shelby County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Shelby County include Abington Cemetery, Arlington Cemetery, Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Barton Cemetery, Baxter Cemetery, Belmount Cemetery, Benjestown Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethlehem Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Shelby County include Arlington, Barretville, Bartlett, Brunswick, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Ellendale, Fisherville, Germantown ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Shelby County include Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, Christian Brothers University, Crichton College, Harding University Graduate School of Religion, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Theological Seminary, Rhodes College, Southern College of Optometry, Southwest Tennessee Community College ... View colleges

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Libraries

Libraries in Shelby County include Arlington Branch Library, Bartlett Branch Library, Cherokee Branch Library, Collierville Branch Library, Cordova Branch Library, Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library, Cossitt Branch Library, East Shelby Branch Library, Frayser Branch Library, Gaston Park Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Shelby County include Commercial Appeal, Germantown News ... View newspapers

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Politics

Shelby County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shelby County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Shelby County include Memphis International

Hotels in Shelby County include Admiralty of Plantation Oaks, Airport Inn, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn Memphis, Best Value Inn Memphis, Best Western, Best Western Benchmark Hotel ... More hotels

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