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Memphis, TN Population and Races

 
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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Memphis is 656,715, which is 1.02% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 13.40% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Memphis population density is 2,026.88 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 153.08 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Memphis is black, which represent 62.83% of the total population. The average Memphis education level is about the same as the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 656,715. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #255

Memphis, TN
1.02%
Tennessee
13.40%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #6

Memphis, TN
2,026.88 per square mile
Tennessee
153.08 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:198,852 (30.28%, #424)
Black:412,583 (62.83%, #5)
Hispanic:42,942 (6.54%, #54)
Asian:11,214 (1.71%, #58)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,810 (0.28%, #124)
One Race, Other:20,581 (3.13%, see rank)
Two or More Races:11,675 (1.78%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:31,446 (73.23%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:2,051 (4.78%, see rank)
Cuban:926 (2.16%, see rank)
Central American:5,732 (13.35%, see rank)
South American:1,277 (2.97%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2,425 (21.62%, see rank)
Chinese:2,167 (19.32%, see rank)
Filipino:909 (8.11%, see rank)
Japanese:247 (2.20%, see rank)
Korean:1,047 (9.34%, see rank)
Vietnamese:2,506 (22.35%, see rank)
Asian, Other:1,913 (17.06%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

577,386 (87.92%) out of the total population of 656,715 reported first ancestry.

 Memphis, TN% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Arab3,8450.59%, see rank0.46%0.56%
Czech5270.08%, see rank0.15%0.47%
Danish4010.06%, see rank0.16%0.42%
Dutch2,3960.36%, see rank1.19%1.40%
English28,4554.33%, see rank9.69%8.02%
French7,0791.08%, see rank2.01%3.34%
German28,0284.27%, see rank10.08%15.03%
Greek9110.14%, see rank0.17%0.41%
Hungarian6080.09%, see rank0.18%0.46%
Irish30,3024.61%, see rank10.74%10.80%
Italian10,9951.67%, see rank2.16%5.52%
Norwegian1,2250.19%, see rank0.43%1.42%
Polish3,7030.56%, see rank1.01%3.01%
Portuguese2310.04%, see rank0.09%0.44%
Russian1,7700.27%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish7,1971.10%, see rank2.26%0.99%
Scottish7,5931.16%, see rank2.08%1.72%
Subsaharan African11,1421.70%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish1,7020.26%, see rank0.54%1.27%
Swiss4110.06%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian3330.05%, see rank0.10%0.31%
American28,4254.33%, see rank16.94%7.12%
Welsh1,3190.20%, see rank0.50%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 312,937 (47.65%, see rank)
Females: 343,778 (52.35%, see rank)

Memphis, TN
Male: 47.65%
Female: 52.35%
Tennessee
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Memphis, TN
33.30 years old
Tennessee
38.30 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Memphis, TN
31.60 years old
Tennessee
37.00 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Memphis, TN
35.10 years old
Tennessee
39.60 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Memphis, TN% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Under 5 years49,5977.55%, see rank6.23%6.36%
5 to 9 years45,3426.90%, see rank6.41%6.51%
10 to 14 years44,2486.74%, see rank6.57%6.59%
15 to 19 years47,0207.16%, see rank6.58%6.85%
20 to 24 years55,6558.47%, see rank6.99%7.13%
25 to 34 years101,03515.38%, see rank13.02%13.47%
35 to 44 years82,48012.56%, see rank13.13%12.96%
45 to 54 years84,27612.83%, see rank14.09%14.09%
55 to 64 years76,92011.71%, see rank12.73%12.29%
65 to 74 years39,0275.94%, see rank8.29%7.64%
75 to 84 21,8613.33%, see rank4.34%4.25%
85 years and over9,2541.41%, see rank1.60%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Memphis, TNTennesseeU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population414,853, 100%4,336,243209,056,129
Less Than High School68,555, 16.53%, see rank15.05%13.67%
High School Graduate122,562, 29.54%, see rank33.08%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree121,354, 29.25%, see rank27.48%29.09%
Bachelor Degree64,536, 15.56%, see rank15.60%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree37,846, 9.12%, see rank8.79%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.18, see rank13.1913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Memphis, TN TennesseeU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten19,78775.28%24.72%73.89%26.11%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)70,25186.16%, see rank13.84%, see rank88.44%11.56%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)37,50287.46%, see rank12.54%, see rank87.58%12.42%90.60%9.40%
College40,04076.39%, see rank23.61%, see rank76.56%23.44%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School12,17774.80%, see rank25.20%, see rank61.94%38.06%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Memphis, TNTennesseeU.S.
Total Households248,320, 100%2,487,349116,211,092
Average Household Size2.58, see rank2.532.63
1 Person Households85,580, 34.46%, see rank28.12%27.57%
2 or More Person Households162,740, 65.54%, see rank71.88%72.43%
Family Households (Families)147,536, 59.41%, see rank66.66%66.22%
Average Family Size3.50, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family73,222, 29.49%, see rank48.72%48.42%
Nonfamily Households100,784, 40.59%, see rank33.34%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Memphis, TN%TennesseeU.S.
15 Years and Over Total517,528see rank5,211,986252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over241,863100%, see rank2,510,764123,281,364
Never Married115,99247.96%, see rank31.74%35.77%
Married92,61838.29%, see rank53.84%52.04%
Widowed6,8032.81%, see rank2.79%2.57%
Divorced26,45010.94%, see rank11.62%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over275,665100%, see rank2,701,222129,692,771
Never Married117,24142.53%, see rank26.02%29.48%
Married94,14434.15%, see rank50.30%49.19%
Widowed26,3879.57%, see rank10.00%9.16%
Divorced37,89313.75%, see rank13.68%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Memphis, TN%TennesseeU.S.
Native615,78693.77%, see rank95.28%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence422,67064.36%, see rank61.08%58.73%
Born in Different State188,31628.68%, see rank33.38%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4,8000.73%, see rank0.82%1.42%
Foreign Born40,9296.23%, see rank4.72%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship11,4731.75%, see rank1.69%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship29,4564.49%, see rank3.03%7.09%
Born In Europe2,4120.37%, see rank0.51%1.53%
Born In Asia10,4631.59%, see rank1.36%3.82%
Born In Africa4,7770.73%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania1000.02%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America22,8153.47%, see rank2.26%6.83%
Born In Northern America3620.06%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Memphis, TN%TennesseeU.S.
English225,58890.85%, see rank92.96%79.39%
Spanish13,2735.35%, see rank3.77%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages4,0071.61%, see rank1.62%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3,4141.37%, see rank1.09%3.36%
Other2,0380.82%, see rank0.55%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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