Memphis, TN

655,760 Population
315.1 square miles 2,085 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
9.9%
was 10.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Population Density
2,085
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.7%
was 46.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.6%
was 6.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in TN
Percent Under 18
24.9%
was 25.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TN
Percent 65 and Over
12.0%
was 10.5%
Ranked 5th Highest in TN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.9
was 7.3
Ranked 17th Lowest in TN
Percent Living in Poverty
26.2%
was 27.7%
Ranked 9th Lowest in TN
Median Household Income
$36,908
was $36,722
Ranked 9th Highest in TN
Gini Income Distribution
 
51
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
299,953
was 297,610
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Median Rent
$826
was $800
Ranked 6th Highest in TN
Total Building Permits
0
 
Occupied Housing Units
250,324
was 250,302
 
Homeownership Rate
47.0%
was 48.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
945.1
was 944.6
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.2%
was 26.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in TN
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
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
92.4%
was 92.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
78.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.0%
was 82.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in TN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
24.9%
was 25.3%
Ranked 9th Highest in TN

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