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Memphis (city), Tennessee

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    People MapStats Memphis Tennessee
Population definition and source info Population, 2006 estimate 670,9026,038,803
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 -1.8%6.1%
Population, net change, April 1, 2000 to July 1 definition and source info Population, net change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 -12,072349,541
Population definition and source info Population, 2000 650,1005,689,283
Persons under 5 years old, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 7.8%6.6%
Persons under 18 years old, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 27.9%24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 10.9%12.4%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2000 52.7%51.3%
White persons definition and source info White persons, 2000 223,7284,563,310
Black or African American persons definition and source info Black or African American persons, 2000 399,208932,809
American Indian and Alaska Native persons definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, 2000 1,21715,152
Asian persons definition and source info Asian persons, 2000 9,48256,662
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, 2000 2392,205
Persons reporting some other race definition and source info Persons reporting some other race, 2000 9,43856,036
Persons reporting two or more races definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, 2000 6,78863,109
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, 2000 19,317123,838
White persons, percent definition and source info White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 34.4%80.2%
Black persons, percent definition and source info Black persons, percent, 2000 (a) 61.4%16.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.2%0.3%
Asian persons, percent definition and source info Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.5%1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) ZZ
Persons reporting some other race, percent definition and source info Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 1.5%1.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.0%1.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 3.0%2.2%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000 definition and source info Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 51.9%53.9%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 4.0%2.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 7.0%4.8%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduates, persons age 25+, 2000 304,5121,182,699
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+ definition and source info Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 20.9%19.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 23.024.5
 
Households definition and source info Households, 2000 250,7212,232,905
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2000 2.522.48
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2000 271,5522,439,443
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2000 55.8%69.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $72,800$93,000
Median household income definition and source info Median household income, 1999 $32,285$36,360
Per capita money income definition and source info Per capita money income, 1999 $17,838$19,393
Persons below poverty, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 20.6%13.5%
Very low-income (VLI) owner households definition and source info Very low-income (VLI) owner households, 2000 26,968250,455
Very low-income (VLI) renter households definition and source info Very low-income (VLI) renter households, 2000 47,194268,123
VLI owner households, pct of total owner households definition and source info VLI owner households, pct of total owner households, 2000 19.6%16.2%
VLI renter households, pct of total renter households definition and source info VLI renter households, pct of total renter households, 2000 43.3%40.3%
Critical housing needs definition and source info Critical housing needs, pct of VLI owner households 2000 47.5%37.4%
Critical housing needs, pct of total VLI renter hhlds definition and source info Critical housing needs, pct of total VLI renter hhlds, 2000 50.7%41.7%
 
Serious crimes known to police definition and source info Serious crimes known to police, 2000 59,561278,218
Serious crimes known to police per 100,000 population definition and source info Serious crimes known to police per 100,000 population, 2000 9,4714,890
Property crimes known to police definition and source info Property crimes known to police, 2000 49,951237,985
Violent crimes known to police definition and source info Violent crimes known to police, 2000 9,61040,233
    Business MapStats Memphis Tennessee
Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 2002 40,270454,366
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 29.0%5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.6%0.8%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 28.0%26.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 FS
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.9%1.6%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.9%0.9%
 
Wholesale trade sales definition and source info Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 26,874,05597,792,030
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 7,485,95960,136,403
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,055$10,386
Accommodation and foodservices sales definition and source info Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,163,6998,024,900
    Geography MapStats Memphis Tennessee
Land area definition and source info Land area, 2000 (square miles) 27941,217
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2000 2,327.4138.0
Average daily temperature (farenheit) in January definition and source info Average daily temperature (farenheit) in January, 1961-90 39.7ºX
Average daily temperature (farenheit) in July definition and source info Average daily temperature (farenheit) in July, 1961-90 82.6ºX
Avg daily minimum temperature (farenheit) in January definition and source info Avg daily minimum temperature (farenheit) in January, 1961-90 30.9ºX
Avg daily maximum temperature (farenheit) in July definition and source info Avg daily maximum temperature (farenheit) in July, 1961-90 92.3ºX
Average annual precipitation definition and source info Average annual precipitation, 1961-1990 52.10"X
Heating degree days definition and source info Heating degree days, 1961-1990 3,082X
Cooling degree days definition and source info Cooling degree days, 1961-1990 2,118X
Cooling degree days definition and source info FIPS Code 4800047
Counties Shelby County


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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

Figures are in absolute numbers unless otherwise indicated.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Last Revised: Friday, 10-Jul-2009 13:32:55 EDT
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