Memphis, TN

652,752 Population
317.4 square miles 2,056.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
9.8%
was 10.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in TN
Population Density
2,056.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.3%
was 46.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.9%
was 6.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in TN
Percent Under 18
25.2%
was 25.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in TN
Percent 65 and Over
12.1%
was 10.5%
Ranked 6th Highest in TN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 7.3
Ranked 17th Lowest in TN
Percent Living in Poverty
26.9%
was 27.7%
Ranked 9th Lowest in TN
Median Household Income
$36,975
was $36,722
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Gini Income Distribution
 
51.7
52.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
20.5
was 18.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,740.1
was 1,656.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,630.8
was 6,052.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
303,888
was 297,610
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Median Rent
$857
was $800
Ranked 5th Highest in TN
Total Building Permits
0
 
Occupied Housing Units
256,973
was 250,302
 
Homeownership Rate
43.9%
was 48.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in TN
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
957.5
was 944.6
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.5%
was 26.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.5%
was 92.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
81.9%
Ranked 9th Highest in TN
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.2%
was 99.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in TN

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.6%
was 82.5%
Ranked 9th Highest in TN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
25.6%
was 25.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in TN

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