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Memphis, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Memphis is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Memphis.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Shelby County at latitude 35.1495 and longitude -90.049. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 259 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Memphis (see map) encompass a land area of 315.06 sq. miles and a water area of 8.95 sq. miles.

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Memphis, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Memphis to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 8 98th
Diversity Index2 # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 249 42nd
Per Capita Income # 149 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Memphis, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 650,951
Population in Households 634,357
Population in Familes 490,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,594
Population Density1 2,066
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 252,176
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 152,150
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 297,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121,090 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 131,087 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 44,832 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $128,922
Average Home Value $178,358
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,917
Average Household Income $54,129
Per Capita Income $21,279
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.34%
Households 0.17% 0.36%
Families -0.13% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 1,972 Tennessee cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: November 1, 2014.

The information on the 77,369 Tennessee Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: December 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps for 1,103 Tennessee public schools are updated four times per year. Last Update: October 6, 2014.