Memphis, TN 38109 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38109: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Memphis, TN 38109

Not Acceptable, USPS
Mem, TN 38109
MPHS, TN 38109

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Shelby County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.047, Longitude -90.068
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 731
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 17,365
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 659
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,706

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Memphis, TN 38109 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 47,268
Daytime Population: Workers 13,862
Daytime Population: Residents 29,921
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,783
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 47,224
Population in Familes 40,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 644
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $31,333
Average Household Income $43,956
Per Capita Income $15,827


Total Housing Units 19,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,711 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,278 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,516 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $74,285
Average Home Value $91,292


Total Households 16,989
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 11,914
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.21% 0.34%
Households 0.27% 0.35%
Families 0.11% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Memphis, TN 38109 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38109 to the other 616 ZIP Codes in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 18 97th
Population Density # 106 83rd
Diversity Index # 524 15th
Median Household Income # 549 11th
Per Capita Income # 573 7th

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