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-Recent employment declines
-Hot, humid summers

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Sultry, soulful Memphis is an interesting and vivid place, located along the Mississippi River at the Arkansas border. The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis has a history of dramatic highs and lows: antebellum cotton-trading prosperity, Civil War destruction and reconstruction, yellow-fever epidemics, resurgence as a lumber and (again) cotton-trading center, and post–World War II decline. Today the city is on an upswing, thanks to recognition of its unique cultural assets and urban renewal.


  • Location: Extreme southwest Tennessee along the Mississippi River and Arkansas and Mississippi border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Tennessee
  • County: Shelby County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Shelby

    The unemployment rate in Shelby County is 7.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Shelby County jobs have Decreased by 1.02 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Shelby County's cost of living is 21.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Shelby County's population is 929,437 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.56 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Shelby County is $91,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.50 percent.
    Shelby County public schools spend $10,240 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Shelby County.

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