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The population estimated as of July 2019 for Shelby County was 937,166. Around 8.9% having a disability under the age 65 and 13.6% not having health insurance under the age 65. The median household income was about $51,657 and the percentage of persons in poverty was 17.2%. [ CITATION Cen21 \l 1033 ] According to WMC Action News 5, “the 2018 overall poverty rate in Shelby County increased by 15 percent over the last year, buckling the national trend. The overall poverty rate in the United States is 12.3 percent, the State of Tennessee falls below that at 11.5, but in Shelby County, it was 21.7 percent and Memphis was 27.8 percent.” The numbers supported that African American individuals endured the biggest blow, increasing by 20 percent. Nonetheless, the Hispanic poverty rate decreased by 20 percent in Shelby County. Additionally, just about 45 percent of children were living in Memphis were in poverty, having a 15 percent spike from the previous year. [ CITATION WMC21 \l 1033 ]Posted on August 7, 2020 on the memphistn.gov website, the Mayor addressed his

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