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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,960
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+24,317
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married66%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.6%
Median Earnings25+$60,987
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,609

Wealth

Median Family Income$124,031
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone15.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,216
Median House Value$286,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.6%
English10.9%
Irish9.4%
Italian3.8%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque2.4%
African1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.5%
Norwegian1.1%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Czech0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ugandan0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Collierville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shelby County
Standard Zip Codes38017
P.O. Box Zip Codes38027
Phone Area Codes901
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.05
Approximate Longitude-89.67

Collierville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMEMPHIS WSFO
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationMEMPHIS INTL AP
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp52 to 72 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches
StationHOLLY SPRINGS 4 N
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Germantown39,230$124,950
Lakeland12,623$110,870
Moscow740$39,688
Oakland7,508$76,464
Piperton1,703$99,643
Rossville709$98,906

Collierville Public Libraries

Lucius E. And Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library
501 POPLAR VIEW PKWY
Collierville, Tennessee
(901) 457-2600

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Collierville Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Collierville
(Non-profit)
1500 West Poplar
(901) 861-9400

Collierville Public Schools

Bailey Station Elementary School
3435 Bailey Station Rd
ZIP: 38017
(901) 853-6380
Primary
Total Enrollment 820
Collierville Elementary School
590 Peterson Lake Rd
ZIP: 38017
(901) 853-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
Collierville High School
1101 N Byhalia Rd
ZIP: 38017
(901) 853-3310
High
Total Enrollment 2181
Collierville Middle School
580 Quinn Rd
ZIP: 38017
(901) 853-3320
Middle
Total Enrollment 879
Crosswind Elementary School
831 West Shelton Rd
ZIP: 38017
(901) 853-3330
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Schilling Farms Middle
935 S Colbert St
ZIP: 38017
(901) 854-2345
Middle
Total Enrollment 1057
Sycamore Elementary School
1155 Sycamore Rd
ZIP: 38017
(901) 854-8202
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Tara Oaks Elementary School
600 Harpers Ferry Rd
ZIP: 38017
(901) 853-3337
Primary
Total Enrollment 687

Collierville Private Schools

Central Day School
2005 E Winchester Blvd
ZIP: 38017
Elementary
Total Enrollment 275
Incarnation Catholic School - Sacc
360 Bray Station Rd
ZIP: 38017
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
St George's Independent School
1880 Wolf River Blvd
ZIP: 38017
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1095
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