Memphis, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 650,100. Estimated population in July 2020: 672,277 (+3.4% change)
Males: 307,643 (47.3%), Females: 342,457 (52.7%)

The city of Memphis is located in Shelby County, Tennessee. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Tennessee, including top 10 cities by population and area of Tennessee.

Zip codes: 38103, 38104, 38105, 38106, 38107, 38108, 38109, 38111, 38112, 38114, 38115, 38116, 38117, 38118, 38119, 38120, 38122, 38125, 38126, 38127, 38128, 38131, 38132, 38133, 38134, 38135, 38141, 38157.

Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $32,285
Median house value: $72,800

Races in Memphis:

  • Black (61.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (33.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: English (5.2%), Irish (4.9%), United States (4.5%), German (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Subsaharan African (1.7%).

Elevation: 254 feet

Land area: 279.3 square miles

Map of Memphis, TN

Population

For population 25 years and over in Memphis

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Memphis city

  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 39.2%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

4.0% Foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +30,704 (+5.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Memphis:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (6019 WALNUT GROVE ROAD)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN (6225 HUMPHREYS BOULEVARD)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL RESTORATIVE CARE HOSP (6019 WALNUT GROVE ROAD 1 WEST)
  • DELTA MEDICAL CENTER (3000 GETWELL RD)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP NORTH (4100 AUSTIN PEAY HIGHWAY)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (1282 UNION AVENUE)
  • LAKESIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (2911 BRUNSWICK RD)
  • MEMPHIS MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (865 POPLAR AVE)
  • METHODIST ALLIANCE EXTENDED CARE HOSP (225 SOUTH CLAYBROOK)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE MEMPHIS HOSPITALS (1265 UNION AVE)
  • REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AT MEMPHIS (877 JEFFERSON AVENUE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL MEMPHIS (5959 PARK AVENUE)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (5959 PARK AVE)
  • ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSP (332 NORTH LAUDERDALE ST)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE BOWLD HOSPITAL (951 COURT AV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Memphis:

  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 6 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Abbreviation: MEM)
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 18 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: NQA)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 59 miles; OXFORD, MS; Abbreviation: UOX)

Other public-use airports nearest to Memphis:

  • GENERAL DEWITT SPAIN (about 8 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Abbreviation: M01)
  • CHARLES W. BAKER (about 11 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: 2M8)
  • OLIVE BRANCH (about 17 miles; OLIVE BRANCH, MS; Abbreviation: OLV)
Amtrak station:
MEMPHIS (545 S. MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Memphis:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (Full-time enrollment: 15,831; Location: CENTRAL and PATTERSON; Public; Website: www.memphis.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 6,979; Location: 737 UNION AVE; Public; Website: www.stcc.cc.tn.us)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 6,979; Location: 5983 MACON COVE; Public; Website: www.stcc.cc.tn.us)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 2,019; Location: 800 MADISON AVE; Public; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,801; Location: 650 E PARKWAY S; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cbu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • RHODES COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,538; Location: 2000 North Parkway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rhodes.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • LE MOYNE-OWEN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 915; Location: 807 WALKER AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lemoyne-owen.edu)
  • CRICHTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 839; Location: 6655 WINCHESTER RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.crichton.edu)
  • CONCORDE CAREER INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 755; Location: 5100 POPLAR AVE STE 132; Private, for-profit; Website: concordecareercolleges.com)
  • SOUTHEAST COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 534; Location: 2731 S NONCONNAH BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT MEMPHIS (Full-time enrollment: 516; Location: 550 ALABAMA AVE; Public; Website: www.memphis.tec.tn.us)
  • SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (Full-time enrollment: 481; Location: 1245 MADISON AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sco.edu)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES (Full-time enrollment: 359; Location: 1003 MONROE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bchs.edu)
  • NEW WAVE HAIR ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 334; Location: 804 S HIGHLAND; Private, for-profit)
  • MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART (Full-time enrollment: 270; Location: 1930 POPLAR AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mca.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 236; Location: 1255 LYNNFIELD RD; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ITT-TECH.EDU)
  • MEMPHIS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 208; Location: 168 EAST PKY S; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mtscampus.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • WILLIAM MOORE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 156; Location: 1200 POPLAR AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.williamrmoore.org)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 109; Location: 251 S CLAYBROOK; Private, not-for-profit)
  • HARDING UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF RELIGION (Full-time enrollment: 104; Location: 1000 CHERRY RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hugsr.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Memphis:

  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,842)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 60 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; Full-time enrollment: 11,068)
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 70 miles; STATE UNIVERSITY, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,696)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 87 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 90 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 105 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 115 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)

Biggest public high schools in Memphis:

  • WHITE STATION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,971; Location: 514 SO PERKINS RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WHITEHAVEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,788; Location: 4851 ELVIS PRESLEY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KINGSBURY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,742; Location: 1270 NORTH GRAHAM; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • WOODDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,546; Location: 5151 SCOTTSDALE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,491; Location: 1363 PERSON; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RIDGEWAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,488; Location: 2009 RIDGEWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KIRBY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,431; Location: 4080 KIRBY PW; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • CRAIGMONT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,403; Location: 3333 COVINGTON PK; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TREZEVANT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,369; Location: 3350 TREZEVANT; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • OVERTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,348; Location: 1770 LANIER; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Memphis:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 2,160; Location: 3000 UNIVERSITY; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • HARDING ACADEMY OF MEMPHIS (Students: 1,931; Location: 1100 CHERRY ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BRIARCREST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 1,471; Location: 6000 BRIARCREST AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HIGH SCH (Students: 882; Location: 5900 WALNUT GROVE ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • ST AGNES ELEMENTARY ACADEMY (Students: 831; Location: 4830 WALNUT GROVE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ST MARYS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 826; Location: 60 PERKINS EXTENDED; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)
  • MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 6191 PARK AVE; Grades: 7 – 12; Boys only)
  • HUTCHISON SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 1740 RIDGEWAY ROAD; Grades: 3 – 12; Girls only)
  • LAUSANNE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 560; Location: 1381 W MASSEY RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 353; Location: 8650 WALNUT GROVE RD PO BOX 3160; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Memphis:

  • SNOWDEN SCHOOL (Students: 1,526; Location: 1870 NORTH PW; Grades: KG – 08)
  • WOODDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,413; Location: 3467 CASTLEMAN; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RALEIGH EGYPT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,324; Location: 4215 ALICE ANN DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,233; Location: 4890 ROSS RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KIRBY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,152; Location: 6670 EAST RAINES; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • A MACEO WALKER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,142; Location: 1900 EAST RAINES RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SOUTHWIND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,117; Location: 8155 MEADOWVALE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CRUMP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,108; Location: 4405 CRUMP RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SHERWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,107; Location: 3480 RHODES; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HIGHLAND OAKS ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,103; Location: 5252 ANNANDALE RD; Grades: KG – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Memphis:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 2,628; Location: 4070 MACHON ROAD; Grades: KG – 6)
  • HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 601; Location: 4841 PARK AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN/RIDGELAK (Students: 550; Location: 735 RIDGE LAKE BLVD; Grades: KG – 6)
  • PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 534; Location: 4052 CENTRAL AVE.; Grades: PK – 6; Boys only)
  • ST LOUIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 5192 SHADY GROVE ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • GRACE-ST LUKES EPISCOPAL SCH (Students: 474; Location: 246 SOUTH BELVEDERE BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHRIST METHODIST DAY SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 411 GROVE PARK; Grades: PK – 6)
  • WOODLAND PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 5217 PARK AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ELEMENTA (Students: 363; Location: 1669 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 7)
  • ST PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 1425 EAST SHELBY DRIVE; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Memphis:

  • MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO C (Operating income: $19,741,323; Location: 3030 POPLAR AVENUE; 1,724,401 books; 95,415 audio materials; 80,855 video materials; 4,247 serial subscriptions)