Memphis, TN Population

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

Shelby County

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

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)

 

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