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Time Zone: Shelby County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Memphis is the Seat for Shelby County.

Shelby County was founded in 1819.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Shelby had a population of 920,232 people. This is an increase of 2.54% since the last Census (which gave a population of 897,472 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Shelby represented 15.77% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's most populous county (out of 95 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010927,644+3.36%+0.81% since 2009
2009920,232+2.54%+0.12% since 2008
2008919,137+2.41% 
2007919,964+2.51% 
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2000897,472The Last Census

More information can be found on the Shelby County Census Page for Shelby County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Shelby County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Shelby County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Memphis   676,640650,1004.08% increase  
Bartlett   48,07040,54318.57% increase  
Germantown   41,10237,34810.05% increase  
Collierville   39,64631,87224.39% increase  
Millington   10,92210,4334.69% increase  

Websites for Shelby County

Official Website:   www.shelbycountytn.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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