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Memphis city, Tennessee

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Memphis city, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 651,073
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 651,073
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 651,873
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 646,889
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 30,882
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 46.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $97,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,180
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $447
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $884
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 250,812
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.54
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 82.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 9.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 78.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 66.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 25.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,503,947
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,624,207
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,372,536
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,725,894
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,848,867
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $28,770
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,108
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,243
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 70,891
Men-owned firms, 2012 30,568
Women-owned firms, 2012 35,710
Minority-owned firms, 2012 43,949
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 24,758
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 6,795
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 61,460
Population per square mile, 2010 2,053.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 315.06
FIPS Code 4748000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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