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Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area


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2022 population: 1,332,305   ( 7,476 from 2010)
Land area: 4575.2 square miles
Population density: 291.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:554,089 41.59% 9.7%
Black:639,15147.97% 6.2%
Indian:2,5230.19% 8.5%
Asian:31,9012.39% 29.0%
2+ races:21,0911.58% 41.9%
Hispanic:83,5506.27% 27.5%
Total non-White:778,21658.41% 9.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:38,915 14.5
Deaths:35,65813.3
Net Migration: -11,062-4.1
Net Immigration: 2,0260.8
Change in White population:-59,589 -4.5
Change in Non-White pop.:67,065 5.1




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
1,324,829
613,67846.32%
601,87345.43%
2,7580.21%
24,7251.87%
14,8591.12%
65,5434.95%
711,15153.68%

2000
1,213,230
630,09351.94%
525,33843.30%
2,3140.19%
16,1271.33%
9,7950.81%
28,4852.35%
583,13748.06%

1990
1,075,309
615,68157.26%
441,20941.03%
2,2390.21%
8,3470.78%
n/a
7,8330.73%
459,62842.74%

1980
1,005,997
584,38058.09%
406,03040.36%
1,0570.11%
4,4950.45%
n/a
9,3990.93%
421,61741.91%

1970
918,628
553,25460.23%
358,07538.98%
5350.06%
1,6490.18%
n/a
4,6740.51%
365,374 39.77%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
184,905 15.2
99,1158.2
-8,940-0.7
20,5491.7
-16,415 -1.4
128,014 10.6
1990's
NumberRate
196,079 18.2
102,3749.5
10,7021.0
8,6860.8
14,412 1.3
123,509 11.5
1980's
NumberRate
183,395 18.2
89,277 8.9
-14,390 -1.4
n/a
31,301 3.1
38,011 3.8
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-21,311 -2.3
n/a
31,126 3.4
56,243 6.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.7
329,750 24.8%
1,002,555 75.2%
193,740 14.5%
510,449
2.57
328,068 64.3%
207,204 63.2%
49,015 14.9%
182,381 35.7%

2010
NumberPercent
35.1
352,221 26.6%
972,608 73.4%
140,182 10.6%
494,602
2.63
338,029 68.3%
210,104 62.2%
54,649 16.2%
156,573 31.7%

2000
NumberPercent
33.4
342,746 28.3%
870,484 71.7%
121,862 10.0%
451,749
2.63
316,800 70.1%
211,637 66.8%
50,966 16.1%
134,949 29.9%

1990
NumberPercent
31.2
301,881 28.1%
773,428 71.9%
112,563 10.5%
388,118
2.70
281,284 72.5%
199,427 70.9%
39,981 14.2%
106,834 27.5%

1980
NumberPercent
27.9
312,441 31.1%
693,556 68.9%
95,848 9.5%
338,902
2.90
255,155 75.3%
193,713 75.9%
32,699 12.8%
83,747 24.7%

2022 Housing Data for Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units567,955 
Median Value$206,133 
Occupied510,44989.9%
Vacant57,50610.1%
Owned309,77760.7%
Rented200,67239.3%
Median Rent$1,089 
Single-Family Units417,82873.6%
    Detached397,91870.1%
    Attached19,9103.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units94,20316.6%
Mobile Homes20,1103.5%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00033,3276.5%
$10,000 to $14,99924,7514.8%
$15,000 to $19,99919,7973.9%
$20,000 to $24,99923,4004.6%
$25,000 to $29,99922,5684.4%
$30,000 to $34,99920,8564.1%
$35,000 to $39,99922,8364.5%
$40,000 to $44,99920,5764.0%
$45,000 to $49,99920,0523.9%
$50,000 to $59,99939,5427.7%
$60,000 to $74,99946,8259.2%
$75,000 to $99,99961,41012.0%
$100,000 to $124,99945,4198.9%
$125,000 to $149,99933,6426.6%
$150,000 to $199,99934,8726.8%
$200,000 or more40,5767.9%
Median Household Income62,899 
Per Capita Income35,218 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.81 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI32,6916.4%
Public Assistance8,7941.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps77,11815.1%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed548,61168.3%
Unemployed42,1745.2%
In Armed Forces2,5170.3%
Total Labor Force593,30273.8%
Not in Labor Force210,29126.2%
Real Unemployment Rate 31.4%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector230,542204,80153.0%
Non-Profit17,85434,63334.0%
Self-Employed32,03916,24066.4%
Local Government17,47825,09041.1%
State Government7,42813,65135.2%
Federal Government8,43210,04545.6%
Total Private + Self262,581221,04154.3%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.51,19283,41938.0%
Total313,773304,46050.8%
Pct. Govt.13.3%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts94,59215.2%
Sales and Office Occupations132,39621.3%
Professional, Technical131,31521.2%
Service Occupations98,59815.9%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,4680.2%
All others163,44726.3%
White Collar 57.8%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance85,834309.5%
Transportation and warehousing80,001288.5%
Retail trade66,701240.5%
Manufacturing62,569225.6%
Educational services51,168184.5%
Accommodation and food services42,422153.0%
Construction33,924122.3%
Other services31,049112.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.30,976111.7%
Professional, scientific, technical30,184108.8%
Public administration29,237105.4%
Finance and insurance21,50177.5%
Wholesale trade19,24769.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation10,59238.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing10,19936.8%
Information6,50923.5%
Utilities3,77413.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3,56612.9%
Management6692.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2260.8%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican49,3853.70%
Puerto Rican4,0860.31%
Cuban2,3210.17%
Dominican9270.07%
Total Central American14,2431.07%
Costa Rican1280.01%
Guatemalan6,0860.46%
Honduran4,2070.31%
Nicaraguan6480.05%
Panamanian4260.03%
Salvadoran2,6490.20%
Other Central American990.01%
Total South American4,4710.33%
Argentinean3910.03%
Bolivian260.00%
Chilean2750.02%
Colombian1,0910.08%
Ecuadorian1820.01%
Paraguayan60.00%
Peruvian6610.05%
Uruguayan490.00%
Venezuelan1,6110.12%
Other South American1790.01%
Other Hispanic4,1740.31%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian9,7620.73%
Vietnamese5,8470.44%
Chinese5,0960.38%
Filipino3,3850.25%
Korean1,3690.10%
Japanese5770.04%
Laotian5270.04%
Cambodian5230.04%
Taiwanese2630.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English1,147,87891.9%
Spanish58,8664.7%
Other Indo-European6,9910.6%
Other6,5960.5%
Arabic5,7830.5%
Other Asian5,3830.4%
Vietnamese4,4590.4%
Chinese4,1450.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,3770.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American93,6857.0%
English93,0917.0%
Irish79,0875.9%
German67,7175.1%
Italian28,1002.1%
European23,1151.7%
Scottish15,4271.2%
French14,2001.1%
Scotch-Irish13,9971.0%
African10,5600.8%
Polish9,3610.7%
Dutch5,8410.4%
Welsh4,9380.4%
British4,7530.4%
Swedish4,1340.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen1,291,90296.7%
Not a citizen43,9023.3%
Native1,261,42394.4%
Foreign-born74,3815.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
31,577 3.6%62,595 7.1%257,571 29.1%263,762 29.8%164,292 18.6%104,937 11.9%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 31,577 3.6%
9-12 Years 62,595 7.1%
H.S. Grad or GED 257,571 29.1%
Some College 263,762 29.8%
Bach. Degree 164,292 18.6%
Grad Degree 104,937 11.9%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 1,025,104 973,820 51,284 5.0%
1991 1,025,670 963,726 61,944 6.0%
1992 1,028,980 964,728 64,252 6.2%
1993 1,040,758 980,474 60,284 5.8%
1994 1,077,014 1,023,742 53,272 4.9%
1995 1,115,290 1,058,380 56,910 5.1%
1996 1,134,696 1,083,542 51,154 4.5%
1997 1,157,800 1,104,900 52,900 4.6%
1998 1,175,374 1,129,218 46,156 3.9%
1999 1,189,920 1,145,706 44,214 3.7%
2000 1,179,544 1,135,986 43,558 3.7%
2001 1,183,572 1,133,166 50,406 4.3%
2002 1,189,214 1,127,888 61,326 5.2%
2003 1,195,674 1,127,222 68,452 5.7%
2004 1,186,204 1,117,132 69,072 5.8%
2005 1,191,574 1,118,942 72,632 6.1%
2006 1,225,784 1,155,970 69,814 5.7%
2007 1,238,954 1,176,068 62,886 5.1%
2008 1,238,542 1,155,390 83,152 6.7%
2009 1,221,854 1,103,194 118,660 9.7%
2010 1,265,738 1,142,422 123,316 9.7%
2011 1,275,174 1,154,390 120,784 9.5%
2012 1,263,076 1,155,244 107,832 8.5%
2013 1,241,794 1,136,714 105,080 8.5%
2014 1,218,598 1,128,236 90,362 7.4%
2015 1,226,280 1,149,812 76,468 6.2%
2016 1,239,856 1,174,968 64,888 5.2%
2017 1,246,708 1,192,730 53,978 4.3%
2018 1,261,852 1,209,524 52,328 4.1%
2019 1,281,778 1,228,616 53,162 4.1%
2020 1,273,320 1,160,824 112,496 8.8%
2021 1,275,520 1,194,730 80,790 6.3%
2022 1,258,524 1,205,430 53,094 4.2%
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