Memphis Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Memphis?

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There are 650,910 residents in Memphis, with a median age of 34.2. Of this, 47.3% are males and 52.7% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.41% of the resident pool in Memphis, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.63%. Additionally, 3.95% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 541,214 people in Memphis currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 650,910 -0.2%
Male Population 307,896 -0.2%
Female Population 343,014 -0.1%
Male population 47.3%
Female population 52.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.2 0.6%
Citizen US Born 608,043 0.0%
Citizen not US Born 17,139 4.1%
Not Citizen 25,728 -5.5%
Citizen US Born 93.41%
Citizen not US Born 2.63%
Not Citizen 3.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,754 -25.6%
Moved from Same County 77,505 -1.5%
Moved from Same State 5,404 -1.9%
Moved from Different State 16,539 0.9%
Same House as Last Year 541,214 0.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.27%
Moved from Same County 12.06%
Moved from Same State 0.84%
Moved from Different State 2.57%
Same House as Last Year 84.25%

What are the employment statistics in Memphis?

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White-collar workers make up 73.14% of the working population in Memphis, while blue-collar employees account for 26.86%. There are also 19,238 entrepreneurs in Memphis (6.6% of the workforce); 209,304 workers employed in private companies (71.85%); and 35,461 people working in governmental institutions (12.17%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 213,060 -0.3%
Blue Collar 78,255 -0.8%
White Collar 73.14%
Blue Collar 26.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 19,238 -3.3%
Private Companies 209,304 -1.6%
Governmental Workers 35,461 1.0%
Not for Profit Companies 27,312 10.2%
Self Employees 6.6%
Private Companies 71.85%
Governmental Workers 12.17%
Not for Profit Companies 9.38%

How many households are there in Memphis?

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There are a total of 255,756 households in Memphis, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 55.78% of these Memphis households, while non-family units account for the remaining 44.22%. Additionally, 28.67% of households have children and 71.33% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 255,756 1.6%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.6%
Family Households 142,661 0.2%
Non-family Households 113,095 3.5%
Family Households 55.78%
Non-family Households 44.22%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 73,321 0.1%
Households without Children 182,435 2.2%
Households with Children 28.67%
Households without Children 71.33%

What are the median and average incomes in Memphis?

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The average annual household income in Memphis is $64,439, while the median household income sits at $41,864 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $41,922, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $47,707. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $27,355 and $37,911, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $64,439 3.0%
Median Household Income $41,864 1.5%
People below Poverty Level 152,686 -1.8%
People above Poverty Level 474,671 0.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Memphis?

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There are 299,599 housing units in Memphis, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1970. Of the 255,756 occupied housing units in Memphis, 46.23% are owner-occupied, while 53.77% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.32% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $120,700. In general, housing costs reach $913 per month in Memphis.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 299,599 -0.1%
Median Year Built 1970 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 22,986 -0.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 28,090 7.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 57,599 0.5%
Built between 1960 and 1969 43,128 -3.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 53,778 -1.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 36,462 -2.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 30,231 1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 19,487 -7.7%
Built in 2010 or Later 7,838 29.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 255,756 1.6%
Owner Occupied 118,235 0.7%
Renter Occupied 137,521 2.3%
Owner Occupied 46.23%
Renter Occupied 53.77%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 71,321 -1.9%
Without Mortgage 46,914 5.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $120,700 7.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $86,100 0.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $913 0.4%
With Mortgage 60.32%
Without Mortgage 39.68%

What is the level of education in Memphis?

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Approximately 40.18% of the population in Memphis holds a high school degree (that's 196,576 residents), while 25.61% have attained a college certificate (124,688 locals) and 15.13% have a bachelor's degree (74,011 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 20,919 -5.2%
Some High School 196,576 -1.0%
Some College 124,688 2.3%
Associate Degree 26,698 2.3%
Bachelor's Degree 74,011 2.9%
Graduate Degree 45,764 2.4%
No High School 4.28%
Some High School 40.18%
Some College 25.61%
Associate Degree 5.46%
Bachelor's Degree 15.13%
Graduate Degree 9.35%

What is the marital status of Memphis residents?

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A total of 244,642 people in Memphis have never been married (which represents 47.65% of the total population), while 180,028 of them are wedded (35.07%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 17,179 (3.35%) and 59,071 (11.51%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 244,642 -0.4%
Married 180,028 0.2%
Separated 17,179 -9.3%
Widowed 29,655 -1.4%
Divorced 59,071 0.4%
Never Married 47.65%
Married 35.07%
Separated 3.35%
Widowed 5.78%
Divorced 11.51%

What are the most common means of transportation in Memphis?

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The top three means of transportation people in Memphis use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 263,370 residents commute by car, 4,048 prefer going to work by walking and 3,618 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 263,370 -1.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,618 -10.9%
Railroad 85 1.2%
Ferryboat 12 -14.3%
Bicycle 652 25.9%
Motorcycle 100 -9.1%
TaxiCab 398 -8.9%
Walk 4,048 -13.8%

What is the median and average household income in Memphis by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
38016 45,424 18,491 $63,054.00 $79,936.00
38018 37,269 13,795 $73,727.00 $91,354.00
38103 14,713 7,742 $72,488.00 $111,351.00
38104 23,812 13,218 $43,087.00 $73,165.00
38105 5,638 3,183 $19,328.00 $35,841.00
38106 24,256 9,478 $27,036.00 $36,712.00
38107 15,477 6,848 $31,293.00 $44,880.00
38108 17,258 6,572 $25,129.00 $35,352.00
38109 44,846 16,486 $31,609.00 $44,410.00
38111 42,146 17,656 $40,836.00 $75,459.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 38016 38018 38103 38104 38105 38106 38107 38108 38109 38111 38112 38114 38115 38116 38117 38118 38119 38120 38122 38125 38126 38127 38128 38131 38132 38133 38134 38141 38152

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