Local Data Search

USA.com / Tennessee / Shelby County / Memphis, TN / Population and Races

Memphis, TN Population and Races

Hot Rankings
Fastest / Slowest Growing Cities Nearby
Best / Worst Cities by Crime Rate Nearby
Richest / Poorest Cities by Income Nearby
Expensive / Cheapest Homes Nearby
Most / Least Educated Cities Nearby
Fastest / Slowest Growing Cities in TN
High / Low TN Cities by Males Employed
High / Low TN Cities by Females Employed
Best / Worst Cities by Crime Rate in TN
Richest / Poorest Cities by Income in TN
Expensive / Cheapest Homes by City in TN
Most / Least Educated Cities in TN

As of 2010, the total population of Memphis is 646,889, which is 0.49% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 11.54% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Memphis population density is 1,996.55 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 150.58 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Memphis is black, which represent 63.33% 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: 646,889. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #248

Memphis, TN

Population Density, #6

Memphis, TN
1,996.55 per square mile
150.58 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:190,120 (29.39%, #426)
Black:409,687 (63.33%, #4)
Hispanic:41,994 (6.49%, #38)
Asian:10,146 (1.57%, #42)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,849 (0.29%, #206)
One Race, Other:26,163 (4.04%, see rank)
Two or More Races:8,924 (1.38%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:30,799 (73.34%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,169 (2.78%, see rank)
Cuban:679 (1.62%, see rank)
Central American:4,881 (11.62%, see rank)
South American:1,051 (2.50%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2,582 (25.45%, see rank)
Chinese:1,970 (19.42%, see rank)
Filipino:767 (7.56%, see rank)
Japanese:260 (2.56%, see rank)
Korean:501 (4.94%, see rank)
Vietnamese:2,347 (23.13%, see rank)
Asian, Other:1,574 (15.51%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

587,301 (90.21%) out of the total population of 651,050 reported first ancestry.

 Memphis, TN% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Arab2,4980.38%, see rank0.39%0.53%
Czech4870.07%, see rank0.16%0.50%
Danish4930.08%, see rank0.16%0.45%
Dutch2,8780.44%, see rank1.30%1.51%
English28,8924.44%, see rank10.22%8.53%
French7,4291.14%, see rank2.05%3.54%
German27,1194.17%, see rank10.43%15.79%
Greek6750.10%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Hungarian3540.05%, see rank0.19%0.48%
Irish31,9214.90%, see rank11.18%11.36%
Italian11,1391.71%, see rank2.17%5.66%
Norwegian1,6860.26%, see rank0.44%1.46%
Polish3,6380.56%, see rank1.03%3.13%
Portuguese2790.04%, see rank0.09%0.46%
Russian1,7120.26%, see rank0.32%0.97%
Scotch-Irish7,3431.13%, see rank2.42%1.07%
Scottish7,8081.20%, see rank2.17%1.81%
Subsaharan African11,0391.70%, see rank0.80%0.93%
Swedish1,8250.28%, see rank0.57%1.34%
Swiss4440.07%, see rank0.18%0.31%
Ukrainian3520.05%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American27,5544.23%, see rank16.78%6.72%
Welsh1,6520.25%, see rank0.55%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 307,019 (47.46%, see rank)
Females: 339,870 (52.54%, see rank)

Memphis, TN
Male: 47.46%
Female: 52.54%
Male: 48.75%
Female: 51.25%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Memphis, TN
33.00 years old
38.00 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Memphis, TN
31.30 years old
36.70 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Memphis, TN
34.80 years old
39.20 years old
38.50 years old

 Memphis, TN% of the Total PopulationTennesseeU.S.
Under 5 years49,3347.63%, see rank6.43%6.54%
5 to 9 years44,4046.86%, see rank6.50%6.59%
10 to 14 years45,2496.99%, see rank6.60%6.70%
15 to 19 years49,8337.70%, see rank6.89%7.14%
20 to 24 years52,9188.18%, see rank6.72%6.99%
25 to 34 years98,48415.22%, see rank12.98%13.30%
35 to 44 years81,76712.64%, see rank13.46%13.30%
45 to 54 years87,14513.47%, see rank14.60%14.58%
55 to 64 years70,88510.96%, see rank12.38%11.82%
65 to 74 years35,3635.47%, see rank7.68%7.03%
75 to 84 22,0003.40%, see rank4.20%4.23%
85 years and over9,5071.47%, see rank1.57%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Memphis, TNTennesseeU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population408,819, 100%4,250,890204,336,017
Less Than High School72,235, 17.67%, see rank16.12%14.28%
High School Graduate121,451, 29.71%, see rank32.96%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree119,588, 29.25%, see rank27.42%28.99%
Bachelor Degree60,013, 14.68%, see rank15.17%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree35,532, 8.69%, see rank8.32%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#13.07, see rank13.0913.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Memphis, TN TennesseeU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten19,34975.75%24.25%71.80%28.20%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)71,19287.21%, see rank12.79%, see rank88.64%11.36%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)38,37488.53%, see rank11.47%, see rank87.37%12.63%90.52%9.48%
College39,60376.09%, see rank23.91%, see rank76.09%23.91%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School10,97174.18%, see rank25.82%, see rank62.70%37.30%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Memphis, TNTennesseeU.S.
Total Households250,344, 100%2,493,552116,716,292
Average Household Size2.52, see rank2.482.58
1 Person Households80,571, 32.18%, see rank26.92%26.74%
2 or More Person Households169,773, 67.82%, see rank73.08%73.26%
Family Households (Families)152,993, 61.11%, see rank67.34%66.43%
Average Family Size3.21, see rank3.013.14
Married-Couple Family74,253, 29.66%, see rank48.72%48.42%
Nonfamily Households97,351, 38.89%, see rank32.66%33.57%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Memphis, TN%TennesseeU.S.
15 Years and Over Total511,024see rank5,115,138248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over238,913100%, see rank2,464,478120,789,875
Never Married113,34347.44%, see rank31.00%35.08%
Married92,55538.74%, see rank54.91%52.93%
Widowed6,4372.69%, see rank2.65%2.53%
Divorced26,57811.12%, see rank11.43%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over272,111100%, see rank2,650,660127,252,362
Never Married112,82341.46%, see rank25.20%28.74%
Married93,06234.20%, see rank50.97%49.95%
Widowed27,69110.18%, see rank10.22%9.34%
Divorced38,53514.16%, see rank13.60%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Memphis, TN%TennesseeU.S.
Native611,26493.89%, see rank95.45%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence419,19364.39%, see rank61.38%58.71%
Born in Different State188,27628.92%, see rank33.32%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3,7950.58%, see rank0.76%1.38%
Foreign Born39,7866.11%, see rank4.55%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9,9321.53%, see rank1.51%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship29,8544.59%, see rank3.04%7.16%
Born In Europe2,4060.37%, see rank0.53%1.56%
Born In Asia9,3121.43%, see rank1.27%3.67%
Born In Africa4,7160.72%, see rank0.38%0.51%
Born In Oceania1500.02%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America22,8833.51%, see rank2.22%6.79%
Born In Northern America3190.05%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Memphis, TN%TennesseeU.S.
English222,56491.01%, see rank93.11%79.64%
Spanish13,1195.36%, see rank3.73%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages3,8351.57%, see rank1.62%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3,0921.26%, see rank1.07%3.24%
Other1,9280.79%, see rank0.48%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

The USA.com website and domain are privately owned and are not operated by or affiliated with any government or municipal authority.
© 2015 World Media Group, LLC.