Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
1.35M
0.255% 1-year growth
Median Age
36.9

Poverty Rate
18.6%

Median Household Income
$50,338
1.27% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$157,700
5.98% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
625,228
0.471% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Memphis, TN-MS-AR had a population of 1.35M people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $50,338. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew from 1.35M to 1.35M, a 0.255% increase and its median household income declined from $50,984 to $50,338, a -1.27% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.34%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.81%). NaNM% of the people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are University of Memphis (4,597 degrees awarded in 2017), Northwest Mississippi Community College (1,370 degrees), and Southwest Tennessee Community College (1,328 degrees).

The median property value in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is $157,700, and the homeownership rate is 60.5%. Most people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Memphis Arches, the Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River at sunset, looking west toward Arkansas.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.8%), followed by Other (3.37%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Lamar Alexander, Marsha Blackburn, John Boozman, and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arkansas
60% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat after Thad Cochran's resignation.
Lamar Alexander
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Lamar Alexander, Marsha Blackburn, John Boozman, and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas

Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Memphis, TN-MS-AR is home to a population of 1.35M people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.25% of Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents were born outside of the country (70.8k people).

In 2018, there were 1.09 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (635k people) in Memphis, TN-MS-AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 582k White (Non-Hispanic) and 45.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Memphis, TN-MS-AR
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    635k ± 4.35k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    582k ± 2.05k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    45.1k ± 4.34k
5.72%
Hispanic Population
77.2k people

In 2018, there were 1.09 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (635k people) in Memphis, TN-MS-AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 582k White (Non-Hispanic) and 45.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.72% of the people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are hispanic (77.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Memphis, TN-MS-AR as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.25%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
70.8k people
5.15%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
69.4k people

As of 2018, 5.25% of Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents (70.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was 5.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    159,962 ± 16,161 people
  2. India
    31,094 ± 7,239 people
  3. El Salvador
    29,586 ± 6,306 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 159,962 Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas residents, followed by India with 31,094 and El Salvador with 29,586.

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Citizenship

96.6%
2018 Citizenship
96.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.6% of Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    24,495 ± 2,224
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    14,357 ± 2,148
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,969 ± 2,447

Memphis, TN-MS-AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is $50,338. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was Williamson County, TN with a value of $110,700, followed by Wilson County, TN and Madison County, MS, with respective values of $76,756 and $75,992.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,086. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,237. The income inequality in Tennessee is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Memphis, TN-MS-AR employs 625k people. The largest industries in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (86,234 people), Transportation & Warehousing (78,413 people), and Retail Trade (70,410 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,377), Finance & Insurance ($50,760), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,950).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,338
2018 value
± $1,102
-1.27%
1 Year Growth
± 3.31%

Households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have a median annual income of $50,338, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,984 in 2017, which represents a -1.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,644
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,814
$38,086
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,149
$60,607
Average Male Salary in Tennessee
± $1,379
$44,237
Average Female Salary in Tennessee
± $1,006
$56,889
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $2,026
$41,929
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,387

In 2018, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

Full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas
  1. Asian
    $57,960 ± $13,282
  2. White
    $46,624 ± $1,347
  3. Two or More Races
    $43,940 ± $9,019
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Tennessee
  1. Asian
    $56,380 ± $6,815
  2. White
    $49,129 ± $940
  3. Two or More Races
    $42,683 ± $7,409
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $49,442 ± $13,868
  2. White
    $47,787 ± $1,479
  3. Other
    $38,992 ± $10,473

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Tennessee.

The highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Memphis, TN-MS-AR is from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
0.446
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.434
2017 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.464
2018 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.466
2017 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.452
2018 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.44
2017 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2018, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.62% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.464 and income inequality had a 0.388% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

The income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 and income inequality had a 2.76% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was Williamson County, TN with a value of $110,700, followed by Wilson County, TN and Madison County, MS, with respective values of $76,756 and $75,992.

The following map shows all of the counties in Memphis, TN-MS-AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Memphis, TN-MS-AR (246k out of 1.32M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    165,854 ± 3,098
  2. White
    60,749 ± 1,941
  3. Hispanic
    22,317 ± 1,104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

625k
2018 Value
± 14,677
0.471%
1 Year growth
± 3.28%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew at a rate of 0.471%, from 622k employees to 625k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (74,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (60,787 people), and Material Moving Occupations (54,904 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Memphis, TN-MS-AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Memphis, TN-MS-AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (74,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (60,787 people), and Material Moving Occupations (54,904 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Memphis, TN-MS-AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.35 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.5 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Memphis, TN-MS-AR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,464), Management Occupations ($67,270), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,554).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

625k
2018 Value
± 14,677
0.471%
1 Year growth
± 3.28%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew at a rate of 0.471%, from 622k employees to 625k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (86,234 people), Transportation & Warehousing (78,413 people), and Retail Trade (70,410 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Memphis, TN-MS-AR, though some of these residents may live in Memphis, TN-MS-AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (86,234 people), Transportation & Warehousing (78,413 people), and Retail Trade (70,410 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Memphis, TN-MS-AR has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.63 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.33 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,377), Finance & Insurance ($50,760), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,950).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $78.8B
  2. $48.5B
  3. $46.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $78.8B, followed by Mixed freight ($48.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($46.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
$150B
2015 Value in Arkansas
$228B
Projected 2045 Value in Arkansas
52.4% growth
$187B
2015 Value in Mississippi
$277B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

Total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $48.3B
  2. $37B
  3. $30.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $48.3B, followed by Texas with $37B and Kentucky and $30.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR awarded 14,673 degrees. The student population of Memphis, TN-MS-AR is skewed towards women, with 23,384 male students and 36,802 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are White (6,759 and 47.2%), followed by Black or African American (6,056 and 42.3%), Hispanic or Latino (465 and 3.25%), and Asian (438 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Memphis (4,597 and 31.3%), Northwest Mississippi Community College (1,370 and 9.34%), and Southwest Tennessee Community College (1,328 and 9.05%).

The most popular majors in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are Registered Nursing (866 and 5.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (790 and 5.38%), and General Business Administration & Management (723 and 4.93%).

The median tuition costs in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are $16,455 for private four year colleges, and $8,321 and $23,691 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 514 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 338 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 337 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was Registered Nursing with 514 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Memphis, TN-MS-AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,597 degrees awarded
  2. 1,370 degrees awarded
  3. 1,328 degrees awarded
$8,321
Median In-State Public
$16,455
Median Private

In 2017, the Memphis, TN-MS-AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Memphis with 4,597 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,694
Degrees Awarded to Men
8,979
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,694 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, which is 0.634 times less than the 8,979 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Memphis, TN-MS-AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,759 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    6,056 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    465 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Memphis, TN-MS-AR were to White students. These 6,759 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6,056 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was $157,700 in 2018, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $148,800 to $157,700, a 5.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$157,700
2018 Median
± $3,122
$148,800
2017 Median
± $3,681

In 2018, the median property value in Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew to to $157,700 from the previous year's value of $148,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Memphis, TN-MS-AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Memphis, TN-MS-AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$50,338
Median Household Income
± $1,102
504k
Number of Households
± 12,099

In 2018, the median household income of the 504k households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR declined from $50,338 from the previous year's value of $50,984.

The following chart displays the households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Memphis, TN-MS-AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.5%
2018 Homeownership
60.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60.5% of the housing units in Memphis, TN-MS-AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Memphis, TN-MS-AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1% of the workforce in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.1%
  2. Carpooled
    8.97%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.5%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.97%) and those who Worked At Home (2.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Memphis, TN-MS-AR has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 9.81% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Per capita personal health care spending in Tennessee was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
1,883 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi
1,382 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee
1,522 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 patients).

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$7,372
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Tennessee
$7,408
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arkansas

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

Personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.81%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
9.81%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Memphis, TN-MS-AR N/A by N/A from N/A% to 9.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Memphis, TN-MS-AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.1% prevalence
  2. 17.8% prevalence
  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas, at 18.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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