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The City of Memphis is the 2nd largest city in Tennessee with a population of 652,804 as of July 1, 2020. Memphis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Memphis is located at latitude 35.1495 and longitude -90.049 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Memphis encompass a land area of 317.37 sq. miles and a water area of 8.95 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 259 feet.
The City of Memphis (GNIS ID: 2405068) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
|Total Population||652,804 (100%)|
|Population in Households||636,456 (97.5%)|
|Population in Families||489,526 (75.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||16,348 ( 2.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$38,364|
|Average Household Income||$59,778|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$23,233|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||299,145 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||122,988 (41.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||130,154 (43.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||46,003 (15.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$127,114|
|Average Home Value||$191,708|
|Housing Affordability Index3||149|
|Average Household Size||2.51|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.5%|
|Per Capita Income||1.99%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.12%|
The table below compares Memphis to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 7||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 308||28th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 51||12th|
|Per Capita Income||# 213||51st|
|Diversity Index||# 14||97th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.