Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
1.34M
0.382% 1-year decline
2019 Median Age
36.7
0.542% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
17.6%
5.5% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$54,859
8.98% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$169,400
7.42% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
631,219
0.958% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Memphis, TN-MS-AR had a population of 1.34M people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $54,859. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Memphis, TN-MS-AR declined from 1.35M to 1.34M, a −0.382% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,338 to $54,859, a 8.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (42.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.37%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.99%). 0% of the households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.2% of the residents in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are University of Memphis (4,456 degrees awarded in 2019), Northwest Mississippi Community College (1,830 degrees), and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1,067 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was $169,400, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%. Most people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was 2 cars per household.

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

Diversity

Memphis, TN-MS-AR is home to a population of 1.34M people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 12.9% of Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents were born outside of the country (174k people).

In 2019, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (637k people) in Memphis, TN-MS-AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 575k White (Non-Hispanic) and 45.3k 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)
    637k ± 4.15k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    575k ± 942
  3. White (Hispanic)
    45.3k ± 6.16k
5.81%
Hispanic Population
78.1k people

In 2019, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (637k people) in Memphis, TN-MS-AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 575k White (Non-Hispanic) and 45.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.81% of the people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are hispanic (78.1k 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

12.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
174k people
5.25%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
70.8k people

As of 2019, 12.9% of Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents (174k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was 5.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    172,619 ± 16,794 people
  2. India
    41,428 ± 8,230 people
  3. Guatemala
    27,862 ± 6,113 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 172,619 Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas residents, followed by India with 41,428 and Guatemala with 27,862.

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Citizenship

97.2%
2019 Citizenship
96.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.2% of Memphis, TN-MS-AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    24,176 ± 2,105
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    15,224 ± 2,943
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    11,604 ± 2,018

Memphis, TN-MS-AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Economy

Median household income in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is $54,859. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was Williamson County, TN with a value of $115,507, followed by Wilson County, TN and Rutherford County, TN, with respective values of $80,071 and $69,397.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,179. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,943. The income inequality in Tennessee is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Memphis, TN-MS-AR employs 631k people. The largest industries in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (86,634 people), Transportation & Warehousing (80,158 people), and Retail Trade (65,235 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,328), Utilities ($60,854), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,735).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,859
2019 value
± $1,898
8.98%
1 Year Growth
± 3.76%

Households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have a median annual income of $54,859, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,338 in 2018, which represents a 8.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
$55,088
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,892
$41,179
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,509
$63,562
Average Male Salary in Tennessee
± $1,473
$46,943
Average Female Salary in Tennessee
± $1,064
$57,356
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $1,988
$42,470
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,371

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.34 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.35 times more than female employees.

Full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.35 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 Tennessee
  1. Asian
    $76,106 ± $10,142
  2. White
    $51,338 ± $973
  3. Two or More Races
    $42,464 ± $7,062
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $66,531 ± $51,831
  2. Asian
    $57,646 ± $8,149
  3. White
    $46,868 ± $1,329
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $49,444 ± $11,108
  2. White
    $48,381 ± $1,529
  3. Two or More Races
    $35,327 ± $7,758

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.48 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Tennessee.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

The highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Memphis, TN-MS-AR is from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.446
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.464
2018 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.45
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.452
2018 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.68% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 0.466 and income inequality had a 0.472% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

The income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 and income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478, 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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In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was Williamson County, TN with a value of $115,507, followed by Wilson County, TN and Rutherford County, TN, with respective values of $80,071 and $69,397.

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

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Memphis, TN-MS-AR (231k out of 1.31M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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
    156,810 ± 3,171
  2. White
    57,126 ± 1,819
  3. Hispanic
    20,377 ± 1,071

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

631k
2019 Value
± 15,750
0.958%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew at a rate of 0.958%, from 625k employees to 631k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (80,043 people), Sales & Related Occupations (60,687 people), and Management Occupations (58,832 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 (80,043 people), Sales & Related Occupations (60,687 people), and Management Occupations (58,832 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 (2.17 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.64 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Memphis, TN-MS-AR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,974), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($76,167), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,320).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

631k
2019 Value
± 15,750
0.958%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew at a rate of 0.958%, from 625k employees to 631k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (86,634 people), Transportation & Warehousing (80,158 people), and Retail Trade (65,235 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 (86,634 people), Transportation & Warehousing (80,158 people), and Retail Trade (65,235 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Memphis, TN-MS-AR has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.61 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.35 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,328), Utilities ($60,854), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,735).

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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. $61.1B
  2. $61B
  3. $55.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi product (by dollars) was Electronics with $61.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($61B) and Mixed freight ($55.3B).

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.
$154B
2018 Value in Arkansas
$263B
Projected 2045 Value in Arkansas
71% growth
$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Arkansas trade was $154B. This is expected to increase 71% to $263B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B by 2045.

Total outbound Tennessee trade was $413B. This is expected to increase 99.4% to $825B 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. $51.1B
  2. $45.7B
  3. $29.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $51.1B, followed by Alabama with $45.7B and California and $29.2B.

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

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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, Marsha Blackburn, Bill Hagerty, 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.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
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
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat after Thad Cochran's resignation.
Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
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, Marsha Blackburn, Bill Hagerty, 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, excluding special elections, 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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Education

In 2019, universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR awarded 14,394 degrees. The student population of Memphis, TN-MS-AR is skewed towards women, with 22,290 male students and 38,120 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are White (6,554 and 46.4%), followed by Black or African American (5,866 and 41.5%), Hispanic or Latino (572 and 4.05%), and Asian (435 and 3.08%).

The largest universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Memphis (4,456 and 31%), Northwest Mississippi Community College (1,830 and 12.7%), and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1,067 and 7.41%).

The most popular majors in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are General Studies (898 and 6.24%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (842 and 5.85%), and Registered Nursing (822 and 5.71%).

The median tuition costs in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are $15,399 for private four year colleges, and $8,799 and $18,576 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 280 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 559 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 322 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 280 degrees 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. 4,456 degrees awarded
  2. 1,830 degrees awarded
  3. 1,067 degrees awarded
$8,799
Median In-State Public
$15,399
Median Private

In 2019, the Memphis, TN-MS-AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Memphis with 4,456 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,198
Degrees Awarded to Men
9,196
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 5,198 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Memphis, TN-MS-AR, which is 0.565 times less than the 9,196 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
    6,554 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5,866 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    572 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was White students. These 6,554 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5,866 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Memphis, TN-MS-AR was $169,400 in 2019, which is 0.704 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $157,700 to $169,400, a 7.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$169,400
2019 Median
± $3,839
$157,700
2018 Median
± $3,122

In 2019, the median property value in Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew to to $169,400 from the previous year's value of $157,700.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,859
Median Household Income
± $1,898
505k
Number of Households
± 12,976

In 2019, the median household income of the 505k households in Memphis, TN-MS-AR grew to $54,859 from the previous year's value of $50,338.

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

58.8%
2019 Homeownership
60.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 58.8% of the housing units in Memphis, TN-MS-AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Memphis, TN-MS-AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Memphis, TN-MS-AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.96%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.63%)

In 2019, 84.6% of workers in Memphis, TN-MS-AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.96%) and those who worked at home (3.63%).

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 false.

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Health

88.8% of the population of Memphis, TN-MS-AR has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 2.04% 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 1890 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1889 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1396 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1801 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 634 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
1,890 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi
1,396 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee
1,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,890 patients per year. This represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1,889 patients).

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,396 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,396 patients).

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1,502 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

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

11.2%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Memphis, TN-MS-AR declined by 5.99% from 12% to 11.2%.

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. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 27.1% prevalence
  3. 24.6% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas, at 28.8%.

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

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