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Collierville, Tennessee

  •   State: 
    Shelby County
      County FIPS: 
    35°02′33″N 89°39′54″W
      Area total: 
    36.45 sq mi (94.41 km²)
      Area land: 
    36.38 sq mi (94.21 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.08 sq mi (0.20 km²)
    381 ft (116 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Memphis, TN-MS-AR
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,410.97 residents per square mile of area (544.78/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Collierville is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. It was founded by entrepreneur Jesse R. Collier in 1836. During the American Civil War, two battles were fought at Collierville in late 1863. The town sustained severe damage during the First Battle of Colliville and most of the town was completely burned down. In 2014, Parade ranked the town's historic town square as the "Best Main Street" in America. On September 23, 2021, thirteen people were shot and two killed including the gunman in a mass shooting at a local Kroger store. The official all-time record low temperature was -13.0 °F (-0.25 °C), which occurred on December 24, 1963. It is located at 35°316N 89°4056W (35.054366, -89.682306). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.6 square miles (64 km²), of which 24.5 sq miles (63 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles, or 0.26 km², is water. The annual average snowfall at the airport is 57 inches (14 cm) and the average temperature is 75 °F (20 °C) The town has four distinct seasons: summer, autumn, winter, and spring. The summer months (late May to late September) are persistently hot and humid due to moisture encroaching from the Gulf of Mexico. Afternoon thunderstorms are frequent during some summers, but usually brief, lasting no more than an hour.


Collierville is the primary city name, but also Fisherville, Piperton are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Collierville, Tennessee. Collierville was laid out in 1836 and named after entrepreneur Jesse R. Collier. The town was incorporated in 1850 under the mayorship of Richard Ramsey. Two battles were fought at Collierville during the American Civil War in late 1863. Because of William T. Sherman's participation in the first engagement, his monument in Washington, D.C. lists "Colliersville" as one of his battles. During the twentieth century, the town grew with help from the cotton, dairy, and manufacturing industries. It is now the second oldest town in Shelby County, Alabama. It was re-incorporated in 1870 under themayorship of James B. Abington and grew again in the 1980s and 1990s with the help of the cotton and dairy industries. The city is located on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, which was built in the 1800s to carry cotton from the South to the East Coast. It has a population of 2,000, making it one of the smallest towns in the state. It also has the second largest population of any U.S. city, after Birmingham. It suffered severe damage during the First Battle of Collierville and most of the town was completely burned down. The estimated casualties were sixty on the side of the Union and ninety-five on the sides of the Confederacy. The first battle was fought on 11 October 1863, and the second was on 3 November 1863, when the Confederates were again repulsed by Maj. Gen. William Sherman.


On September 23, 2021, thirteen people were shot and two killed including the gunman in a mass shooting at a local Kroger store. Chief Dale Lane labeled it "the most horrific event that's occurred in Collierville history" The gunman was also killed in the shooting, as was the store's owner, who was shot in the head. The shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, according to The gunman died in a shootout with police at the Kroger, where 13 people were killed and two were injured. The store was closed for two hours after the shooting. The suspect was later found dead in the parking lot of the store. The incident is still under investigation by the FBI and local authorities. The shooter has not yet been identified and is believed to be in a critical but stable condition. The victim's family has been notified of the shooting and is cooperating with the investigation, police say. The motive for the shooting is still unknown, but police believe it may have been related to a domestic dispute between the gunman and his ex-wife. The Kroger is currently being investigated for possible criminal charges. The investigation is expected to be completed by the end of the year and the suspect is in a stable condition in a local hospital. For confidential support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit For support on suicide matters call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch.


Collierville is located at 35°316N 89°4056W (35.054366, -89.682306). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.6 square miles (64 km²) of which 24.5square miles (63 km²), is land and 0.1sq mi (0.26sq mi) is water. The town is located on the Cumberland River, a tributary of the Tennessee River. It has a population of 2,816. The city is located in the Tennessee Valley, one of the state's fastest-growing areas. It is home to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Tennessee Institute of Technology. It also has a college, Tennessee State University, which has an enrollment of 1,716. It was the site of the first high school in the United States, which opened in 1872. The state's first post-secondary institution, Knox County High School, was founded in 1875. It closed in 1883 and was shut down in 1891. It reopened in 1894. The Tennessee River runs through the town, and it is a major thoroughfares, including Interstate 269, State Route 57, and State Route 175. It's also on the Tennessee-Tennessee Turnpike, which was built in 1881. It runs through Collierville and is known as the "Main Street" of Tennessee. It connects the town with Knoxville.


Collierville has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons. The summer months are persistently hot and humid due to moisture encroaching from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild, but cold snaps can occur. The official all-time record low temperature was -13.0 °F (-25.0°C), which occurred on December 24, 1963. Collierville is above the Tennessee state average for Tornado activity, and 188% of the average for the US. Average rainfall is around 55 inches (14.4 cm) per year. The city is sunny approximately 64 per cent of the time, with the majority of the year being sunny in the spring and early summer. It is the third rainiest month in the year, with December being the third-rainiest. The average annual snowfall is 5.7 inches, with an annual average of 14.4 inches (3.7 cm) at the airport. The annual average temperature is between 68 °F (20 °C) and 95°F (35 °C), with temperatures as high as 75 °F during January and February. The town has an average annual temperature of between 68 and 95 °C (20 and 35 °F), with the warmest temperatures occurring in late May and early September. It has an annual rainfall average of around 55 inches (12.5 cm) peryear. The area receives an average of 1.2 inches (4.4 mm) of rain per year, mostly during the summer months.


There were 17,204 occupied housing units in 2019, out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The racial makeup of the town was 72.7% White, 13. 7% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, and 9.3% Asian, with small amounts of Pacific Islander, other races, and people from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3%. The median age was 40.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27. The town has a population of 50,086 people, up from 31,872 people in 2000. The population of Collierville is 51,324 as of the 2020 U.S. census. It is the most populous town in the state, with a population exceeding 50,000. It has a median age of 40 years, with 26.0% of the population under 18 living under that age. The city's population is 50,078 people, which is the highest in the United States, and the second-highest in the South. It had a population density of 1,856.2 people per square mile (1,788.4 per square kilometre) in 2013. It was the most densely populated town in New England, with an average population of 2,816 people per sq mile.


Collierville is part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR metropolitan area. The town's economy is highly interconnected with the greater Memphis region. Notable employers include regional leaders like FedEx, while local manufacturing facilities, such as Carrier, bring workers to the town. Approximately 67.2% of the town's population is in the civilian labor force (i.e., the share of the population over the age of 16 that is employed or unemployed but searching for employment) The average value of housing in Collierville, TN in 2017 was estimated to be $286,700, whereas market listings in 2021 estimate a value of approximately $433,000 following a steep increase in housing prices. The average household income in 2019 was $100,000, with 23.9% earning between $ 100,000 and $149,999, 14.1% earning $150,000 to $199,999 and 18. 2% earning above $200,000. In 2019, about 3.9 percent of the residents lived below the poverty line, and about 56.6% of residents earned more than $100, 000. The city is located in the Tennessee-Mississippi-Arkansas region, which is home to a number of major employers, including FedEx, Carrier, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. It is located on the Tennessee River, which runs through the town and into the Mississippi River. It has a population of about 2,000 people, and is located near the Tennessee/Arkansas state line.


Of residents 25 years of age and older, 96% have a high school diploma or higher. Of current students, 95.6% attend public schools and 4.4% attend private schools. Public schools have been under the jurisdiction of Collierville Schools since 2014. Private schools include St. George's Independent School, the Goddard School, and Central Learning Center. The University of Memphis has a branch located on Poplar Avenue. In higher education, 51.8% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher, and 18.2% have graduate or professional degree. In August 2012, an August 2012 vote that passed with 10,615 (87%) votes to 1,519 (13%) laid the foundation for an independent district. The city was previously served by Shelby County Schools until the 2012 vote, before which it was part of the Shelby County School District. It is located on Interstate-240 between Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee. It has a population of 2,816. It also has an international airport, which is one of the largest in the United States. It was the site of a World War II-era air base, which was bombed in 1944. The U.S. Air Force has a base in the city, which has been used for air defense since the 1950s and 1960s. The town also has a National Guard base, and an Air Force Museum, which dates back to the 1940s and 1950s. It had a post-bellum hospital, which opened in the early 1900s.


Collierville's downtown area and town square have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1990. The Fair on the Square and the annual Symphony in the Rose Garden both take place every May in Collierville. The town's first library opened in 1956 with three thousand books, but despite expansions, the facility could not keep pace with its growing book collection. The current library campus, adjacent to the town hall, opened in March 2001. The Harrell Theatre, founded in 1987, is the local center for performing arts. The local Farmers Market has assembled in the parking lot of Colliville United Methodist Church since 2009. The Morton Museum of Coll ierville maintains a collection of the town's history. The Colli Valley Museum of History is located in the city's downtown. The museum is open to the public and offers a variety of exhibits and artifacts. It is also open to non-members of the public for guided tours of the museum and the town. It has been open for more than 30 years. The city's municipal library is located on the second floor of the Town Hall building. It opened its doors in 1956 and has since expanded to the current campus in 2001. It also has its own private library, the Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library, which opened in 1987. The fair has taken place every year since 1976. The symphony in the rose garden has been held every May since 1976 and is held in the same garden as the Fair. The farmers market has been taking place in the church parking lot since 2009, and the symphony is held every year in May.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee = 14.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 64. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 21. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Collierville = 4.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 51,324 individuals with a median age of 35.9 age the population grows by 22.53% in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,410.97 residents per square mile of area (544.78/km²). There are average 3.01 people per household in the 12,949 households with an average household income of $95,810 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.22% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.36%. The number of physicians in Collierville per 100,000 population = 267.3.


The annual rainfall in Collierville = 54.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 2.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 83. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 216. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 31, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee which are owned by the occupant = 80.02%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 12 years with median home cost = $266,610 and home appreciation of -12.43%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.46 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,575 per student. There are 17.7 students for each teacher in the school, 679 students for each Librarian and 516 students for each Counselor. 6.28% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 30.48% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.07% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Collierville's population in Shelby County, Tennessee of 17,427 residents in 1900 has increased 2,95-fold to 51,324 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.99% female residents and 49.01% male residents live in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee.

    As of 2020 in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee are married and the remaining 26.78% are single population.

  • 28.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Collierville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    88.64% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.20% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.08% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.69% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee, 80.02% are owner-occupied homes, another 12.40% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.58% are vacant.

  • The 40.73% of the population in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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