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
343,523
52%
50.8
Male
312,237
48%
49.2
Total Population
655,760
 
321,419,000

Memphis, TN Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
53,217
8.1% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
45,531
6.9% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
40,200
6.1% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
42,063
6.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
52,601
8.0% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
102,369
15.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
79,889
12.2% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
79,861
12.2% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
44,404
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
36,852
5.6% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
46,333
7.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
22,850
3.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
9,590
1.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
492,348
75.1%
77.1
Female
262,519
53.3%
51.4
Male
229,829
46.7%
48.6
21 Years and over
464,573
70.8%
72.9
62 Years and over
99,174
15.1%
18.3
65 Years and over
78,773
12.0%
14.9
Female
48,097
61.1%
55.9
Male
30,676
38.9%
44.1
Median Age (years)
34
NR
NR

Memphis, TN Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
644,308
98.3% 
96.9
White
194,557
29.7% 
73.1
Black or African American
415,300
63.3% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
317
0.0% 
0.8
Asian
13,630
2.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
2,998
0.5% 
1.2
Chinese
3,353
0.5% 
1.3
Filipino
1,055
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
327
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
1,107
0.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
2,708
0.4% 
0.5
Other Asian
2,082
0.3% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
492
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
20,012
3.1% 
4.8
Two or More Races
11,452
1.7% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
46,621
7.1% 
17.6
Mexican
32,387
4.9% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
1,439
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
1,936
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
10,859
1.7% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
609,139
92.9% 
82.4

Memphis, TN Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
23,713
5.6% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
43,763
10.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
129,393
30.7% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
97,650
23.1% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
22,323
5.3% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
63,783
15.1% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
41,523
9.8% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
67,476
16.0%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
354,672
84.0%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
105,306
24.9%
30.6

Memphis, TN Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
244,024
47.2%
33.5%
Now Married
159,115
30.8%
47.5
Divorced
60,613
11.7%
11.0%
Separated
21,389
4.1%
2.1
Widowed
31,671
6.1
5.8%

Memphis, TN Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
542,817
90.1%
78.5%
Languages other than english
59,726
9.9%
21.5%
Spanish
35,491
5.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
8,315
1.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
9,158
1.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
6,762
1.1%
1.0%

Memphis, TN Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
27,498
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
19,640
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
38,563
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
31,200
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
38,814
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
38,480
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
23,876
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
18,440
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
7,012
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
6,801
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
36,908
 
55,775
Per capita income
22,702
 
29,979

Memphis, TN Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
410
0.1%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
28,758
9.9%
9.8
Construction
16,532
5.7%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
63,281
21.8%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
14,348
4.9%
6.5
Information
5,130
1.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
23,021
7.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
16,285
5.6%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
31,904
11.0%
11.3
Public administration
10,961
3.8%
4.6
Retail trade
31,294
10.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
38,699
13.3%
5.1
Wholesale trade
10,317
3.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
23,524
8.1%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
88,803
30.5%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
54,778
18.8%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
66,837
23.0%
23.6%
Service occupations
56,998
19.6%
18.0%

Memphis, TN Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
286,411
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
233,226
81.4%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
29,707
10.4%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
5,842
2.0%
5.2
Walked
4,771
1.7%
2.8
Other means
5,213
1.8%
1.8
Worked at home
7,652
2.7%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.0
 
26.0

Memphis, TN Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
29,555
11.8%
8.9
1 vehicles
111,871
44.7%
33.5
2 vehicles
76,477
30.6%
37.2
3 or more
32,421
13.0%
20.3

Memphis, TN Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
250,324
83.5%
87.7
Owner Occupied
117,567
47.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
132,757
53.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
49,629
16.5%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
11
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Memphis, TN Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
299,953
1 room
5,676
1.9%
2.3
2 rooms
2,938
1.0%
2.5
3 rooms
27,329
9.1%
9.0
4 rooms
67,559
22.5%
16.6
5 rooms
70,336
23.4%
20.0
6 rooms
55,154
18.4%
17.9
7 rooms
31,649
10.6%
12.1
8 rooms
20,418
6.8%
8.5
9 rooms or more
18,894
6.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Memphis, TN Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
299,953
 
 
1-unit, detached
181,653
60.6%
61.4
1-unit, attached
11,574
3.9%
5.8
2-units
8,619
2.9%
3.7
3 or 4 units
21,221
7.1%
4.5
5 to 9 units
35,342
11.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
18,374
6.1%
4.6
20 or more units
19,775
6.6%
8.8
Mobile home
3,227
1.1%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
168
0.1%
0.1

Memphis, TN Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
23,720
7.9%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
27,849
9.3%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
55,705
18.6%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
47,893
16.0%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
53,235
17.7%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
34,797
11.6%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
30,250
10.1%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
23,175
7.7%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
3,202
1.1%
2.5%
2014 or later
127
0.0%
0.5%

Memphis, TN Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
135,277
54.0%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
1,583
0.6%
4.7
Electricity
112,193
44.8%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
64
0.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
406
0.2%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
277
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
524
0.2%
1.2

Memphis, TN Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
74,960
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
1,355
1.8%
1.5%
$3,000 or more
2,235
3.0%
9.9%
$2,500 to $2,999
2,331
3.1%
6.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
3,466
4.6%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
10,584
14.1%
20.3%
$500 to $999
26,855
35.8%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
28,134
37.5%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
30,077
40.3%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
10,565
14.2%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
7,396
9.9%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
6,318
8.5%
7.3%
35.0% or more
20,255
27.1%
22.3%
Not Computed
349
NR
NR

Memphis, TN Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
128,114 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
89
0.1%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
951
0.7%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
3,397
2.7%
11.0%
Less than $500
12,642
9.9%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
30,450
23.8%
27.9%
$500 to $999
80,585
62.9%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
4,643
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
826
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
13,916
11.3%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
14,124
11.5%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
12,695
10.4%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
13,231
10.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
12,892
10.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
55,778
45.5%
41.4%
Not Computed
10,121
NR
NR

Memphis, TN Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
117,567
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
18,754
16.0%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
43,785
37.2%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
22,578
19.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
13,605
11.6%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
8,803
7.5%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
6,135
5.2%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
3,175
2.7%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
732
0.6%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
94,400
 
194,500
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