Memphis, TN Demographic Data

Memphis, TN Summary

Memphis is located in Shelby County in Tennessee
  • Population: 655,141
  • Area: 324.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 315.06 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 8.95 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 2,022.01 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 314.96 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Memphis, TN Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
342,979
53%
50.8
Male
309,773
48%
49.2
Total Population
652,752
 
323,128,000

Memphis, TN Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
47,884
7.3% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
45,442
7.0% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
45,969
7.0% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
42,262
6.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
52,589
8.1% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
102,385
15.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
80,985
12.4% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
75,723
11.6% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
44,122
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
36,339
5.6% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
46,336
7.1% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
22,080
3.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
10,636
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
488,210
74.8%
77.2
Female
260,842
53.4%
51.3
Male
227,368
46.6%
48.7
21 Years and over
460,604
70.6%
73.1
62 Years and over
100,490
15.4%
18.8
65 Years and over
79,052
12.1%
15.2
Female
47,276
59.8%
55.8
Male
31,776
40.2%
44.2
Median Age (years)
34
0.0%
0.0

Memphis, TN Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
643,745
98.6% 
96.8
White
183,086
28.0% 
72.6
Black or African American
421,114
64.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,994
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
10,394
1.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
2,270
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
2,442
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
1,376
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
277
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
295
0.0% 
0.4
Vietnamese
2,777
0.4% 
0.6
Other Asian
957
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
98
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
27,059
4.1% 
5.1
Two or More Races
9,007
1.4% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
46,198
7.1% 
17.8
Mexican
34,136
5.2% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
1,351
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
1,582
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
9,129
1.4% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
606,554
92.9% 
82.2

Memphis, TN Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
22,315
5.3% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
37,860
9.0% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
118,867
28.4% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
103,066
24.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
29,190
7.0% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
63,895
15.3% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
43,413
10.4% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
60,175
14.3%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
358,431
85.7%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
107,308
25.7%
31.2

Memphis, TN Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
244,171
47.6%
33.7%
Now Married
157,720
30.7%
47.5
Divorced
60,753
11.8%
11.0%
Separated
20,848
4.1%
2.0
Widowed
29,965
5.8
5.8%

Memphis, TN Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
544,729
90.1%
78.4%
Languages other than english
60,139
9.9%
21.6%
Spanish
39,525
6.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
7,530
1.2%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
5,833
1.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
7,251
1.2%
1.1%

Memphis, TN Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
30,072
11.7%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
19,722
7.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
36,439
14.2%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
31,737
12.4%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
39,684
15.4%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
42,964
16.7%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
23,610
9.2%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
17,631
6.9%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
7,448
2.9%
5.8
$200,000 or more
7,666
3.0%
6.4
Median household income
38,826
 
57,617
Per capita income
23,509
 
31,128

Memphis, TN Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
159
0.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
29,508
10.1%
9.8
Construction
13,137
4.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
62,088
21.3%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
14,628
5.0%
6.6
Information
4,576
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
24,894
8.5%
10.1
Other services except public administration
15,574
5.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
31,741
10.9%
11.4
Public administration
13,083
4.5%
4.6
Retail trade
34,770
11.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
37,070
12.7%
5.2
Wholesale trade
9,937
3.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
19,208
6.6%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
89,283
30.7%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
50,600
17.4%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
74,825
25.7%
23.3%
Service occupations
57,249
19.7%
18.1%

Memphis, TN Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
285,198
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
227,463
79.8%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
32,193
11.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
6,178
2.2%
5.1
Walked
5,012
1.8%
2.7
Other means
4,034
1.4%
1.8
Worked at home
10,318
3.6%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.8
 
26.6

Memphis, TN Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
32,007
12.5%
8.7
1 vehicles
116,022
45.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
75,677
29.4%
37.1
3 or more
33,267
12.9%
21.0

Memphis, TN Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
256,973
84.6%
87.6
Owner Occupied
112,762
43.9%
63.1
Renter Occupied
144,211
56.1%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
46,915
15.4%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
9
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

Memphis, TN Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
303,888
1 room
5,588
1.8%
2.4
2 rooms
3,908
1.3%
2.7
3 rooms
31,763
10.5%
9.1
4 rooms
66,065
21.7%
16.5
5 rooms
70,359
23.2%
19.8
6 rooms
57,773
19.0%
17.8
7 rooms
32,492
10.7%
12.0
8 rooms
17,684
5.8%
8.6
9 rooms or more
18,256
6.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Memphis, TN Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
303,888
 
 
1-unit, detached
178,463
58.7%
61.5
1-unit, attached
13,501
4.4%
5.9
2-units
9,054
3.0%
3.6
3 or 4 units
21,811
7.2%
4.4
5 to 9 units
33,942
11.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
21,504
7.1%
4.4
20 or more units
22,213
7.3%
9.0
Mobile home
3,307
1.1%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
93
0.0%
0.1

Memphis, TN Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
22,828
7.5%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
29,448
9.7%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
55,279
18.2%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
40,564
13.3%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
54,258
17.9%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
38,707
12.7%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
32,998
10.9%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
23,111
7.6%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
4,881
1.6%
2.8%
2014 or later
1,814
0.6%
1.4%

Memphis, TN Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
127,610
49.7%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
1,434
0.6%
4.7
Electricity
125,892
49.0%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
298
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
368
0.1%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
193
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
1,178
0.5%
1.1

Memphis, TN Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
68,065
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,472
2.2%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,665
2.4%
7.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,855
4.2%
11.8%
$3,000 or more
2,926
4.3%
10.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
10,241
15.0%
20.1%
$500 to $999
23,110
34.0%
20.4%
$1,000 to $1,499
25,796
37.9%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
27,979
41.2%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
10,843
16.0%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
8,609
12.7%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
4,061
6.0%
7.0%
35.0% or more
16,383
24.1%
21.3%
Not Computed
190
0.0%
0.0%

Memphis, TN Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
138,567 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
332
0.2%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
617
0.4%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
634
0.5%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
4,879
3.5%
11.9%
Less than $500
11,749
8.5%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
38,098
27.5%
28.3%
$500 to $999
82,258
59.4%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
5,644
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
857
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
12,471
9.6%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
15,755
12.1%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
14,435
11.1%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
15,264
11.7%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
12,222
9.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
60,213
46.2%
40.7%
Not Computed
13,851
0.0%
0.0%

Memphis, TN Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
112,762
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
17,834
15.8%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
40,826
36.2%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
19,658
17.4%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
14,432
12.8%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
9,767
8.7%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
5,621
5.0%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
3,579
3.2%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
1,045
0.9%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
96,800
 
205,000
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