Introduction to Collierville, Tennessee

Collierville, Tennessee, in Shelby county, is 23 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The people of the town are in the Memphis metropolitan area. Collierville has a population of 31,872.

Collierville History

The Battle of Collierville, a battle of the American Civil War, was fought here in 1863. The town was named "Collierville" after an entrepreneur named Jesse R. Collier, who laid out the plot of land that became Collierville. The town was officially incorporated in 1850. The first mayor of Collierville was Richard Ramsey.

Collierville and nearby Attractions

  • Pink Palace Museum
  • Fuller State Park
  • Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
  • Wall Doxey State Park
  • Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village

Things To Do In Collierville

The Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Overton Park and Wall Doxey State Park are popular local recreational spots. Local churches include Collierville Presbyterian Church, Collierville Baptist Church the Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church and Shelby Church. The Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park are popular family attractions as well.

Collierville Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Collierville Higher Education

The nearby institutions offering courses in higher education are the University of Memphis, Jackson State Community College and Northwest Mississippi Main Campus.


Total Population 47,434
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 23,735
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.6%
Median Earnings25+ $58,023
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,353
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,036


Median Family Income $120,376
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 15.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,116
Median House Value $272,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.6%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Collierville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee
County Shelby
Metro Area Memphis
Standard Zip Codes 38017
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38027
Phone Area Codes 901
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.041
Longitude -89.664

Collierville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 52 to 72 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.6 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Collierville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Colliervl (38027)

Colliervle (38027)

Fisherville (38017, 38027)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Germantown 39,262 $123,577
Lakeland 12,556 $113,594
Moscow 626 $41,667
Oakland 7,106 $75,000
Piperton 1,709 $99,276
Rossville 662 $90,729

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Collierville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(901) 861-9000
Emergency Service: Yes

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