Memphis Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Memphis Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
651,073

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.6%
5 - 17:
17.4%
18 - 24:
10.4%
25 - 34:
15.9%
35 - 54:
23.8%
55 - 64:
12.0%
Over 65 Years:
12.8%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.2%
5.2%
High School Graduates
85.7%
85.7%
College Graduated
26.2%
26.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Memphis
$25,605
$25,605
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Memphis
$41,228
$41,228
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
25.1%

Employment Industries in Memphis

 
Healthcare
14.1%
14.1%
Transportation
13.0%
13.0%
Retail
10.6%
10.6%
Manufacturing
8.7%
8.7%
Accommodation
8.5%
8.5%
Education
8.1%
8.1%
Administration
6.5%
6.5%
Other
5.3%
5.3%
Construction
4.9%
4.9%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.1%
4.1%
Public Service
4.1%
4.1%
Finance
3.1%
3.1%
Wholesale
3.1%
3.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
25.7%
25.7%
Black Or African American
63.8%
63.8%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
1.7%
1.7%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.5%
1.5%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
7.2%
7.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
4.2%
4.2%
English
3.9%
3.9%
German
3.4%
3.4%
European
1.6%
1.6%
Italian
1.6%
1.6%
African
1.3%
1.3%
Scottish
1.0%
1.0%
French
1.0%
1.0%
Scots-Irish
1.0%
1.0%
Polish
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.4%
0.4%
Dutch
0.3%
0.3%
Welsh
0.3%
0.3%
Swedish
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
Norwegian
0.1%
0.1%
Eastern European
0.1%
0.1%
Ethiopian
0.1%
0.1%
Sudanese
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
90.4%
90.4%
Spanish
6.4%
6.4%
African languages
0.5%
0.5%
Vietnamese
0.5%
0.5%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Urdu
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.0%
0.0%
Other Indo-European
0.0%
0.0%
Slavic languages
0.0%
0.0%
Serbo-Croatian
0.0%
0.0%
Japanese
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Memphis Residents:
6.2%