West Memphis is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 24,520 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, West Memphis is the 20th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Memphis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Memphis is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Memphis who work in sales jobs (10.84%), office and administrative support (9.39%), and management occupations (7.28%).
The percentage of adults in West Memphis with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.95% of adults in West Memphis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Memphis in 2018 was $20,342, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,368 for a family of four. However, West Memphis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Memphis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Memphis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Memphis residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in West Memphis include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in West Memphis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.